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Why Volunteer?

We NEED You!

There are dozens of jobs and even more shifts available to volunteers wanting to help with the Grand Rapids Tri. Volunteer opportunities are available beginning the Wednesday of race week and lasting all through the end of race day. Please consider which volunteer opportunity may be a good fit for you, your friends, or family and register to volunteer. It takes a great team of volunteers to put on a Nationally recognized event and we would love to have you be part of it. Thank you!

2023 Volunteer Registration will open early in 2023.

For volunteer inquiries, please contact us at

Volunteer Training Session

Where: DDH Downtown YMCA (475 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504)

Who: Anyone who has signed up to volunteer with the GR Tri

When: Tuesday, June 6 at 6 PM

What: We will be covering important things to know about volunteering with the GR Tri such as parking, schedule of the day, food, signage and other important items. You will also have the opportunity to meet other volunteers and the champion responsible for your area. There will be an overview and then we will break out into groups.

Volunteer T-shirts and race programs will be distributed at this meeting.

If you have questions regarding volunteering or training, please contact us  at:

Volunteer Information

Packet Pick up Volunteers

Please download the Packet Pickup Volunteer Parking Map to know where to park during the Expo/Packet Pick Up.


Packet Pick up Volunteers

Also, please download the Packet Pickup Volunteer Instructions Sheet below for information about the Packet Pickup on June 10 & 11.


Race Day Volunteers

All Race Day volunteers, please download the GR Tri Volunteer Race Day Schedule below.


Transtion Volunteers

All Transition volunteers, please download the GR Tri Transition Volunteer Instruction Sheet below.


For more information about the Grand Rapids Triathlon please contact us here.