Volunteers are an important part of the Vineyard Warrior Triathlon. Volunteers enjoy the camaraderie of being on the team to produce a premier athletic event.. Volunteers provide safety and direction to competitors, help with the control of spectators and local traffic and support the athletes at water stations at T1, T2, and every 1.5 miles of the run to the finish. These are just a few of the many ways you might volunteer; we look forward to hearing from you and the ways you can help.

In 2011 some very dedicated volunteers helped make the inaugural event a mammoth success. You may see them donning their "Volunteer Warrior" t-shirts. They also enjoyed free entry to the post race party; complete with Smoke n' Bones BBQ, Giordano's Pizza, Blake's Pies, ice cream, chips, drinks, Dunkin' Donuts coffee, and more.

Interested in volunteering for the second annual Vineyard Warrior Triathlon? Email us at volunteer@vineyardwarrior.com and let us know a little bit about yourself and your interests.


Volunteers will be able to attend our post race party, get a free T-shirt, and earn bragging rights for all future events that they helped make Vineyard Warrior one of the premier triathlons in the country.

Free Seastreak Ferry Ride

Free Seastreak Ferry Ride- Volunteers from off island may join our free chartered ferry on September 8th leaving from New Bedford at 5:30am. You'll get a bracelet for a return trip on one of Seastreak's regularly scheduled ferries. The ferry arrives in Oak Bluffs at 6:30am. You must volunteer for minimum four hours at the race to get your return bracelet. Must sign up in advance of race by emailing volunteer@vineyardwarrior.com

Available opportunities:

Saturday September 7, 2013 Sunday September 8, 2013 Approximate Time committment  
Athlete Packet pickup (11am to 5pm) Course Setup overnight into morning  
Course sign placement (midnight to 5am) Course breakdown 2pm to 5pm  
  Course monitors 6am to 1pm  
  Water Stop 7am to 1pm  
  Beach support 4am to 9am  
  Finish line support 8am to 1pm  
  Food service 9am to 2pm  
  General security 5am to 1pm  
  Awards presentation 12pm to 2pm  
  Kayakers 6am to 9am  
  Ferry directions 6am to 8am  
  Video/photography 5am to 1pm  
  Race Timing and results assistants 5am to 1pm  
  Medical tent 7am to 1pm  


There are even more opportunities.


Sign Up Sheet


Anne Draper and Bevin Goodwin Cetta

Spending summers in Oak Bluffs as teens these sisters developed an unmatched fondness for the Vineyard. Athletics came later in life as Bevin would eventually enter 2 Boston Marathons and Anne would travel the South east racing in 100, 200, and 400m events. In their 50s they rode across Iowa in RAGBRAI and participated in numerous other cylcing events well into their 60s. Still active the sisters realize "without volunteers there would be no events, no adventures, no competition." Thank you Anne and Bevin for realizing events like Vineyard Warrior depend on volunteers like you.

Rita Patnode

A nurse for 30 years working in the neonatal ICU and pediatrics departments, Rita and her family have been coming to Martha's Vineyard since 1996. She and her daughter Connie (also an athlete and quite likely future triathlete) will be volunteering while cheering on Rita's husband John who is participating in his first triathlon as part of Vineyard Warrior. I hope no one needs her professional services, but if so she will be helping out at one of our medical stations. Thanks for your help Rita and Connie.




Odyseey Trisportcontact: director@vineyardwarrior.com