Join the family, make a difference


We couldn’t put on a world-class event like the New York City Triathlon without the help of our volunteers!

Whether you are a return volunteer, new to the sport or a seasoned triathlete wanting a behind the scenes experience, there are numerous opportunities to volunteer for the weekend. Volunteering is also a great way to get involved and connect with others in the community.

2018 Volunteer Spots Now Open!

Click HERE to explore our 2018 volunteer opportunities. Spots are filled on a first-come-first-served basis!

Plans changed? No longer able to volunteer in 2018?
If you have registered to volunteer race weekend and can no longer attend, please email us at volunteer@nyctri.com. Failure to notify race management prior to your shift that you will not be in attendance will result in a permanent ban from volunteering at the New York City Triathlon.

Contact volunteer@nyctri.com


Volunteer in 2018 and receive a guaranteed entry into the 2019 race
All volunteers that complete their volunteer shift during the 2018 race will receive guaranteed entry into the 2019 race. In order to be eligible for the guaranteed entry, you must work the shift in its entirety AND sign in and sign out with the Volunteer Team Captain at your designated location. Only one guaranteed entry is given per person. If you work multiple shifts, you will receive one guaranteed entry.

Guaranteed entry explained
A guaranteed entry means you get the opportunity to register for the 2019 race before the drawing opens, and therefore are guaranteed a spot in the race. It DOES NOT mean that you get free entry into the race and you MUST register during the time frame we specify.

Can I volunteer and give my guaranteed entry to a friend/family member?
Yes! Simply forward your registration email (sent before the drawing opens) to your friend/family member. Any guaranteed entry recipient who is found to have sold their guaranteed entry will be permanently banned from competing in the New York City Triathlon.


Volunteer Team Captains (VTC) are responsible for a specific area or task. They act as a part of Race Management and will be in charge of managing a particular area race weekend. All 2018 VTCs will receive guaranteed free entry into the 2019 NYC Triathlon.

VTCs will have a significant amount of responsibility. Prior to race weekend, all VTCs will be required to attend a site visit with race management to review the specifics of the job. Depending on the position, VTCs may be required to attend a pre-race staff meeting. VTCs will be in charge of communicating with volunteers leading up to the race and will be their direct contact race weekend. They will be expected to manage a particular area and organize their volunteer groups. VTC sign up ends May 25 and you will be notified of your selection as a VTC by June 1.

Click HERE to enroll as a VTC.


The New York City Triathlon will provide charitable contributions to groups of 15+ volunteers. To learn more about group opportunities and how you can earn a donation for your sports team, non-profit, or other organization, please contact volunteer@nyctri.com.


Q: When will I get more information about my volunteer position?
A:  Each volunteer group will be led by a Volunteer Team Captain. Your Team Captain will reach out to you the week prior to the race with more detailed information about your volunteer position, directions to your location and a description of your race weekend responsibilities.

Q: Who will I check in with when I arrive?
A:  You will need to check in and check out with your Volunteer Team Captain when you arrive on-site at your volunteer location.

Q: How do I check in to get credit for my volunteer position to receive my guaranteed entry?
A:  You MUST check in and check out with your Volunteer Team Captain in order to receive credit for your volunteer shift and be eligible for the guaranteed entry. If you do not check in and check out with your Captain you will not receive the guaranteed entry.

Q: When will I be able to redeem my guaranteed entry?
A:  You will receive an email from the NYC Triathlon in mid-October with the link and code to redeem your guaranteed entry into the 2019 New York City Triathlon. Please be sure to add registration@nyctri.com to your list of safe senders to ensure you receive the email. If you don’t receive an email by the end of October, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.