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SLO Triathlon celebrating 40 years, in need of volunteers this weekend

Posted at 2:02 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 18:54:55-04

The SLO Triathlon will celebrate its 40th year on Sunday with more than 900 participants signed up for the race.

While registration is closed, signing up to volunteer is not, and organizers say it is vital more people offer their time to help on race day.

On Friday, more than a dozen gathered at the Ludwick Community Center to stuff goodie bags for racers.

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Organizers say over 300 volunteers are needed to create a successful event on Sunday.

The city’s website shows an additional 92 are needed.

Volunteers are stationed from beginning to end along the course to provide a variety of services during the event.

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“The SLO Triathlon couldn’t function without volunteers,” said Dave Sutterlund, Community Services Supervisor for the Parks and Recreation Department. “We need them desperately. We have tons of volunteers already signed up but we could use more. With this festival feel, you could be at the finish line with the band, the pool with all the swimmers, you get to interact with so many people in our community. It’s such a great community event and so nice to be a part of.”

You can sign up to volunteer by visiting the city’s website here.

New this year are food trucks and bands playing music at the finish line at Sinsheimer Park.

A significant portion of Orcutt Road will be closed for the race on Sunday.