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 returning volunteer, new to the sport, or a seasoned triathlete eager to get a behind the scenes experience, there are numerous opportunities to volunteer throughout the weekend. Volunteering is also a great way to get involved and connect with others in the community, not to mention the sweet perks such as a guaranteed spot to register for the 2023 race! See more below.

2022 volunteer shifts will be available soon! 

2022 Volunteer Spots Now Open!

View volunteer shifts available throughout race weekend and submit your name to the area of your choice. Get a behind the scenes look of the event and choose to support the NYC Tri team during the pre-race expo, on race day and much more! (2021 shirt pictured right)

Currently registered volunteers may refer a new volunteer to sign up and you both will be treated to a $10 Starbucks gift card, on us!*

How It Works:
The newly referred volunteer must follow these steps:

1. Register on Givepulse for the desired available shift
2. Email volunteerNYLT@gmail.com with the full name the person who referred them to sign up
3. Collect your gift cards at your volunteer shift!

*The person giving the referral must be registered to volunteer before the newly referred volunteer signs up. The referred volunteer must not already be registered as of June 10, 2021. Registered volunteers may be asked to relocate to another shift if the current shift selected is at capacity.


Volunteer in 2022 and receive a priority discounted entry into the 2023 race
All volunteers that complete their volunteer shift during the 2022 race will receive a discounted entry into the 2023 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.

Priority entry explained
A priority entry means you get the opportunity to register for the 2022 race before registration opens for the general public, 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 priority discounted entry to a friend/family member?
Yes! Simply forward your registration email (sent before registration opens) to your friend/family member. Any entry recipient who is found to have sold their entry will be permanently banned from competing in the Verizon 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 2022 VTCs will receive guaranteed free entry into the 2023 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 (for new VTCs). 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.


The Verizon New York City Triathlon will provide charitable contributions to groups of 10+ 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 volunteerNYLT@gmail.com.


Life Time continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic for potential impact on its 2021 race season. As COVID-19 conditions are ever-evolving, certain aspects of the 2021 Verizon New York City Triathlon are subject to change for the safety of athletes, spectators and the public. Learn more about Life Time Athletic Events.

 The Verizon New York City Triathlon team continues to work with local, city, state, and public health officials to determine best practices needed to ensure the safety of all community members. Final safety measures and protocols, along with participant requirements pending local regulations and event plans, will be made available closer to the race date. Here are a few examples of what you might expect to see (subject to change):

    • Proof of vaccination and/or covid test of all participants & staff within 72hrs of event
    • Mask requirement
    • Hand sanitation stations
    • Temp checks
    • Self-supported on-course athlete hydration
    • Prepackaged grab-and-go athlete recovery food, water & medals
    • Routine disinfection of high-touch surfaces


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 discounted 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 priority entry?
A:  You will receive an email from the Verizon NYC Triathlon with the link and code to redeem your discounted or free priority entry into the 2023 Verizon New York City Triathlon. Please be sure to add registration@nyctri.com to your list of safe senders to ensure you receive the email.

Plans changed? No longer able to volunteer in 2022?
If you have registered to volunteer race weekend and can no longer attend, please email us at volunteerNYLT@gmail.com.

Contact volunteerNYLT@gmail.com.