Volunteers help make the event possible. They are often the most memorable feature of the race for our athletes.

Each year, our army of 300+ helpful, energetic, friendly volunteers help feed and water runners, sign them up at check-in, rake leaves off the trails, drive boats, mark over 100km of wilderness terrain, assist media, give out hugs and bandage blisters.

Applications for volunteer positions will open later in 2020, however if you would like to pre-register your interest please email taraweraultra@ironman.com.

Volunteer Roles

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COURSE MARKING

Week prior. Putting ribbons and markers out on the course. You need to know where you are going!

COURSE MARSHALS

Assisting athletes with directions and encouragement on course, keep public safe, provide event information and assist with limiting public being on the course. A great role if you want to see the action out on course.

ATHLETE CHECK-IN/EXPO

Friday. Helping to register runners, answer questions on the helpdesk, put up signs, assist sponsors and look after an expected 3000 people. Packing down and tidy up.

BLUE LAKE START

Saturday. Helping with parking and making sure everyone finds their way to the start line

KAWERAU AID STATIONS (TITOKI TO HUMPHRIES)

Saturday. Helping set up the buffet aid stations, feeding and watering runners, drop bags and providing encouragement. Volunteers report to the Aid Station Captain.

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ROTORUA AID STATIONS (HUMPHRIES TO REDWOODS)

Saturday. Helping set up the buffet aid stations, feeding and watering runners, drop bags and providing encouragement. Volunteers report to the Aid Station Captai

ROTORUA FINISH LINE

Saturday & Sunday. Helping set up and staff the finish line area and looking after runners as they complete their epic journey. Packing down and tidy up.

MOUNTAIN BIKE PATROL

Saturday. Making sure runners are ok on remote parts of the course.

TAIL-END CHARLIE

Saturday and Sunday. Cleaning up the course markings after the runners have passed by.

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