First things first. Thank you, thank you, thank you! On behalf of the management team and in particular, the competitors, we literally couldn’t do it without you and for that we are extremely grateful. Volunteers are what make an event, and each and every athlete hugely appreciates the amazing work done by the our volunteers. We need awesome, helpful, energetic and friendly volunteers to be a part of the event too and add to the event experience for everyone. Dates required range from Thursday 17th January to Monday 21st January 2019, with the main workload focused on the 19th and 20th.

Our volunteer roles vary from pre event setup, to race day support and post event pack down. For more information, contact us below and we’ll fill you in on the details and let you know how you can help.

For more information or to register your interest below or, please contact: Bex Law :: Mobile +64-(0)27-562-6047 :: Email bex@redbulldefiance.nz

Volunteer Roles

Abseil Marshal – Assisting with various roles on Rocky Mountain around the abseil stage. Roles include informing public of event, manual timing, putting harnesses onto athlete, carrying harnesses up hill, unclipping athletes from base of abseil.

Driver – Capable and experienced drivers who would be happy to drive volunteer groups (any staff) to and from transition areas.

Finish line – Assisting at finish area and recovery tent.

Happy with anything – You’re available all day and are happy to be go anywhere, within reason, and to do anything, within reason, wherever and whenever we need you the most. Times of shifts will vary and we will check with you before we put your there.

Infrastructure Team – These volunteers are key to building up and taking down all the event infrastructure – a hugely important job.

Kayak Transition Assistant – Assisting athletes as they get out their kayaks, pulling kayaks up onto beach, physical work.

MTB Course Marshal – If you’re a keen MTBiker, your help is needed to ensure directions, safety, and support is provided to all of the athletes. Ideally you have a first aid qualification and some bike tech knowledge.

Run Course Marshal – Your help is needed to ensure directions, safety, and support is provided to all of the athletes. Some locations maybe a fair distance from the nearest car access so you may need a MTB to get there or be happy to walk to your position. The day 2 final run will require marshals to go for a bit of a hike (up to 2 hours one way, 4 hours return). This is not a job for the faint hearted but you will be rewarded for your assistance with this stage of the course.

Tail-end Charlie – You are a vitally important part of the race. Following the last athlete and notifying the volunteers and collecting and signage markers and rubbish. You need to be fit and strong as you are riding/ running the same course as the athletes.

Transition Assistant – Assisting athletes with gear in transition, organising the gear bags to directing athletes in and out of transition. Managing all food and drinks at transition aid stations and ensuring athletes get the nutrition they need.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no age restriction, but we ask that anyone under the age of 16 is accompanied by an adult. We will use our discretion as to the best location for each individual.

Different roles vary in length; you can choose a role that fits for the time you have available. 

No, we have lots of different positions from helping in transition to driving and managing gear to marshal positions at the top of mountain or out on a bike leg.

Unfortunatly we are all sorted for paid staff but if you are keen to get into the event industry then volunteering is a great way to get a foot in the door and show how you work.

No, we can help sort transport for you to get to your volunteer location.

Have a read below of the job outlines and register using the form above to select the role you’re most interested in.