Welcome to the upcoming opportunity to help in this year’s Ironman event.
This is our opportunity to raise some needed funds for our Scout Group at 1st Eltham. The event will require team work from all the youth members as well as the parents and friends and leaders both present and past as they are still key members of our community.
Event Date: 23rd March 2014
The Ironman is an athletic event with participants performing a triathlon consisting of:
• 3.8km swim (Frankston beach)
• 180km bike (Along Eastlink from Frankston to Donvale and return – twice)
• 42km run (Frankston to StKilda)
Full details at: http://ironmanmelbourne.com/ This event is the Asia Pacific championships and contains the current Mens & Women’s world champions, so this is a major event for Melbourne.
We are assisting 1st Chelsea Heights in operating a bike leg aid station.
Bike Aid Station (CYCLE4) – Eastlink Freeway under the Seaford Road Bridge on the second lap of the bike. This station also incorporates the special requirements cycle station.
• Assistance is required from 9am through to 2:30pm (peak time will be from 10:30am to 1:30pm) with packing up into the truck towards the rear end of 2:30.
• Requires 35-40 people for the duration
We are seeking assistance for some or all of the time required. If you cannot spare the time from 9:00am to 2:30pm. Can you help out for a few hours? Please let me know.
(If you would prefer to support the run leg, and we have sufficient numbers, let me know and we can get you onto RUN7 located at Edithvale operating between 12:00noon to 8:00pm. This station is being operated by 1st Chelsea Heights.)
To provide food and drink bottles to all the athletes competing (approx 2500 athletes from around the world). Drinks include water, Gatorade, de-gassed cola. Food for the athletes includes, bananas, chocolate energy bars, gels.
Due to the nature of the bike aid station we will only be able to have Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders and parents working on the day as the station is not suitable for younger members. Last year those that participated thoroughly enjoyed the day, and every participant that registers will receive lunch, a volunteer shirt to keep.
For those who are able to assist, please register ASAP via the following link
Volunteer Group Name = 1st Eltham (Cycle4)
Late registrations may not receive the volunteer shirt.
Please feel free to call me on 0402 699 513 to discuss this further.