Volunteer Profiles

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship wouldn’t be possible without our local community answering the call to Rise To It and volunteer for the event. From setting up and supporting aid stations to having the honor of giving the athletes their finisher medals as they cross the finish line, each volunteer plays an integral part of the success of this event. Check out the volunteer profiles below and read the stories of three volunteers that have continually supported the IRONMAN events in Greater Zion.

Pine View Math Teacher, Colby Neilson, Organizing Volunteers for his 12th IRONMAN Event

It was during the “Great Recession” when Colby Neilson, a math teacher at Pine View High School, and his friends were training for and participating in sprint and 70.3 triathlons. Then they had the crazy idea to host a race in St. George...

Memories for a Lifetime at the Finish Line

When Jamaica Hansen’s son Michael reached his senior year at Desert Hills High School, he asked his mom to run the St. George Marathon with him. Hansen, a former gymnast and lifelong athlete, didn’t hesitate to comply....

Making a Point and an Impact at Aid Station 5

By the time IRONMAN 70.3 competitors arrive at Aid Station 5 on the run portion of the competition, they’re usually hot, sunburned, and exhausted (or, in some years, frozen, rain-soaked, and exhausted)....

Volunteer Profiles

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