CEDAR CITY — The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional cycling stage race is returning to Southern Utah in August. Zion Canyon Village in Springdale will host the start of Stage 1, with Cedar City hosting the finish of the stage. The Tour of Utah is seeking to fill as many as 200 volunteer positions for varied duties before and during the stage race.
This premier international cycling event will bring over 100 professional riders to Utah as they travel from Springdale to Park City over the course of seven stages.
The seven stages are as follows:
- Stage 1 | Zion Canyon Village to Cedar City | Aug. 1
- Stage 2 | Escalante to Torrey | Aug. 2
- Stage 3 | Richfield to Payson | Aug. 3
- Stage 4 | IM Flash Technologies in Lehi to Kearns | Aug. 4
- Stage 5 | Antelope Island State Park to Bountiful | Aug. 5
- Stage 6 | Snowbasin Resort to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort | Aug. 6
- Stage 7 | Park City | Aug. 7
Stage specifics are still being finalized on the Tour of Utah website and will be posted as they become available.
Individuals and groups interested in assisting with the Tour of Utah professional stage race are invited to complete online volunteer applications beginning Tuesday. Applications for pre-race and race day positions are being accepted by the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah group on behalf of the Cedar City Local Organizing Committee. As many as 200 volunteer positions are needed and applications are open online.
“We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who want to support their community and be a part of one of the top cycling events in North America,” said Cameron Christensen, volunteer committee chair for the Cedar City organizing committee. “Our volunteers will receive some great swag, be part of an epic event, and have a blast while doing it!”
Volunteers play a key role in the success of this international sporting event, which will see 5 of the 16 invited men’s teams traveling from the Tour de France to compete at the Tour of Utah. The Team Presentation program is July 30, and the Stage 1 finish line in Cedar City is Aug. 1.
Pre-event volunteers are needed for in-processing, security and the media work room. Volunteer positions on race day are available for anti-doping control, course marshals, green team, media center, parking attendant, production/expo, security and volunteer check-in. Descriptions are listed on the Tour of Utah website. On the volunteer application, individuals can request a specific assignment for one or multiple shifts. The recommended age for volunteers is 18. Applicants must sign a waiver for themselves or have it signed by an adult or legal guardian if the applicant is 17 years of age or younger.
Each volunteer receives a commemorative Tour of Utah T-shirt, hat, water bottle, rain poncho, lip balm and sun screen. A box lunch will also be provided to volunteers each day.
The volunteer registration application is maintained on the Tour of Utah website. Registration will remain open through the end of July but may close as positions are filled at the various stages for race week. Each local organizing committee will recruit, train and schedule the local volunteers as needed for its specific stage start and/or finish.
The Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions section of the website provides details on the application process, descriptions of specific positions and opportunities for youth groups. Individuals interested in working as a traveling course marshal for race week should send a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tour of Utah will be the first internationally-sanctioned cycling race on the Union Cycliste Internationale America Tour following this year’s Tour de France. The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah continues to be free to all spectators, making professional cycling one of the most unique professional sports in the world today.
- Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah | Website | Volunteer information | Facebook | Twitter (use hashtag #TOU16) | Instagram | YouTube.
- What: Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Stage 1
- When: Monday, Aug. 1
- Where: Zion Canyon Village, Springdale to Cedar City