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We have 3 different ways you can cash in by being a volunteer for our races.
Yes, we do pay for our volunteers… kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it?
Click on the headers below (Volunteer Rewards, Club Sponsorship, Group Fundraising) to learn about
how to earn free racing, club discounts, and group donations.
For more details, email

Here’s how the Epic Volunteer Cash Rewards Program works: our volunteers receive points for volunteering at an Epic Races event. Each point is equal to $1 toward an entry fee or merchandise. Points are cumulative and expire at the end of the following season. For example, if you earn 60 points in 2020, you have until the end of 2021 to use those points towards an Epic Races event.  You will see point values during the volunteer sign up process.

Our race calendar is listed below.  Please click on the name of the race to go to the event page, which will give more information about the event and will have a volunteer sign-up link in the top right corner.  If there is not a volunteer link, it is because volunteer registration is not yet open.  If you are interested in volunteering for a race and it is not yet set up, please email

Our club sponsorship program provides an opportunity for you to give back to the sport you love while providing publicity, team building, and a sweet discount for all members.  Club Sponsorships run on an annual basis per calendar year. To be considered, we ask that your club choose an event that your club will serve as the “host club”. As a host club, your club provides a minimum of 20 volunteers to work at the event. Your club will be named on the website and in publicity as the host club. In exchange, all members will get a 15% discount on all Epic Races during that year. Additionally, for every five volunteers over the required minimum, your club will have a choice of either a $100 donation to your club or two free race entries that you can award or raffle off to your members.

Race-day volunteering counts as one full volunteer shift, while prior-to-race-day volunteering counts as one half of a volunteer shift.

Please note that some volunteer jobs have age requirements.

To apply, please click here. Questions? Contact

10 volunteers = $150
20 volunteers = $400
30 volunteers = $750
40 volunteers = $1200

We strive to professionally manage safe, fun, and eco-friendly multi-sport and endurance events that make each participant feel like a champion. With approximately 15 events, including triathlons, runs, bike races, swims, and ski races. None of these events could happen without volunteers.

Volunteers are very important to the success of our events. We place a high value on our volunteers and will donate money to school groups, church groups, or other non-profit organizations who come help out and make each athlete feel like an Olympian.

Check out what participants have to say about our volunteers:

“I just wanted to send my personal appreciation for putting such a great race in Michigan! The race was well managed, with plenty of volunteers throughout the course.”

“I did your race last year and had such a blast that I had to come back again. I have been racing triathlons for over 25 years and have been fortunate to race all over the world including a few Ironman and I cannot think of a race that I have enjoyed more. There are so many aid stations and your volunteers are second to none.”

“First, I wish to thank you and all your workers and volunteers for an excellently run race. I have been doing this tri thing for over 6 years and have learned to appreciate a well-run race.”

Volunteer shifts usually last about four hours, but more hours will get you more dollars. The pay structure for our volunteer groups is as follows:

10 – $150
20 – $400
30 – $750
40 – $1200

Please note that if a volunteer group covers an aid station, the aid station has its own value, each volunteer is not counted as one.

If your team or group would like to be considered for this fundraising opportunity, please contact

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