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City looks for Amgen Tour volunteers

Posted: February 21, 2013 5:32 p.m.
Updated: February 21, 2013 5:32 p.m.

 

The Santa Clarita Local Organizing Committee for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California announced that volunteer opportunities for the professional cycling road race are now posted online at Santa-Clarita.com/TourOfCA.  Volunteers looking for an opportunity to participate in the eighth annual, high-profile race can apply online for positions including course marshal, security, media relations and medical control.  

The 2013 Amgen Tour of California is scheduled to stop in the City of Santa Clarita Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15, 2013 for both a start and finish.

International cycling teams will race through 750 miles of scenic landscape from southern to northern California over eight consecutive days from May 12-19, 2013, visiting 12 host cities with communities along the route getting the chance to see firsthand a lineup of some of the top cyclists in the world.           

“Volunteering is truly a wonderful opportunity for community members to get involved in the race and help show the world what an incredible community we have here in Santa Clarita,” said Mayor Bob Kellar.  “The support of our volunteers is vital to making the race a success as it passes through Santa Clarita, and without their help the Tour would not be able to accommodate all the fans and athletes who take part in the race.”

More than 4,000 volunteers in communities throughout the state participated in last year’s seventh annual race, making it seamless and successful from start to finish and establishing it as the largest sporting event in the state of California.  With Santa Clarita being a stage host for two consecutive days, approximately 200 volunteers are anticipated to be needed for the 2013 running of the race. 

For the 2013 race, the majority of volunteers are needed to serve as course marshals, providing support for the 75 professional course marshals that travel with the tour and support the local law enforcement authorities in each city.  Course marshal volunteers have an opportunity to be on the race route, close to the cyclists with responsibility for monitoring pedestrian traffic, barricades and street closures.    

Volunteer positions for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California include:

  • Course Marshals
  • Media Support
  • Security
  • Volunteer Check-in
  • Hospitality

 

Volunteers must be over the age of 18 or accompanied by an adult.  The online sign-up form offers volunteers the opportunity to rank their top-three job preferences, and every attempt is made to match volunteers to their area of interest.  Volunteers will be notified within a few weeks of signing up online and an orientation will be held in the following weeks. 

            If interested parties would like to volunteer outside the City of Santa Clarita, they can sign-up on the Amgen Tour of California’s official website set for one of the other stages. 

Dates of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita:

  • Stage 3: Tuesday, May 14 – Palmdale to Santa Clarita
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, May 15 – Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara

 

For further information on volunteering for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, please visit AmgenTourOfCalifornia.com.  

For further information regarding volunteering in Santa Clarita, contact Susana Coronel, Volunteer Programs Supervisor for the City of Santa Clarita at (661) 250-3726 or by email at scoronel@santa-clarita.com.  

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