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Volunteers sought for Beaver Creek triathlon

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Vail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – The Xterra Mountain Championship off-road triathlon is coming to Beaver Creek and Avon on Saturday

Community volunteers are needed to help support the more than 400 amateur and professional athletes who will be competing this year on a demanding course designed by legendary adventure racer Mike Kloser and five-time USA Pro Champ Josiah Middaugh. It features more than 4,000 vertical at elevations ranging from 7,500 to 9,300 feet.

The event has earned respect as one of the premier venues in the world and it has been chosen as a qualifying event for TEAM USA into the inaugural 2011 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship race in Spain in 2011. The top finishers in each division also can earn a spot on the start line in Maui for Xterra Worlds.

Race organizers are seeking volunteers to assist with registration from 4-8 p.m. Friday and aid stations and marshalling support during the bike and run as well as transition area assistance during the event Saturday.

Volunteers will be invited to an evening reception at the Dusty Boot on Friday and will receive a boxed lunch, post-race barbecue in Beaver Creek Plaza, and some great Xterra schwag such as socks, visors, and T-shirts.

For those interested in volunteering, contact Jim Buckner at snowgliderjim@gmail.com or 970-470-2291, or Mike Kloser at MKloser@VailResorts.com or 970-845-5293.

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For more information on the Beaver Creek XTERRA visit http://www.xterrabeavercreek.com.