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volunteer team tirol supports Crankworx

Innsbruck and Tyrol regularly host major sporting events which would not be possible without the help and hard work of volunteers. One such event is Crankworx, the world’s biggest mountainbike festival, which will be taking place at the Bikepark Innsbruck from 21 to 25 June. Here, once again, the volunteer team tirol of the innsbruck-tirol sports GmbH will be on hand to keep things running smoothly.

Since the announcement that the Crankworx will be adding a fourth stop in Innsbruck in 2017, mountainbike enthusiasts have been looking forward to the day when the world’s top riders will descend on the regional capital of Tyrol for what is the world’s biggest mountainbike festival. The Crankworx event enters its 14th year in 2017 and is recognised in the freestyle mountainbike scene as the number one contest series bringing together the international elite competing in the disciplines Whip-Off, Dual Speed & Style, Pump Track, Downhill and Slopestyle. In June 2017, Innsbruck can look forward to five action-packed days that would not be possible without the help and support of the volunteer team tirol.

Be part of the action!

Around 150 volunteers will have the chance to take a unique look behind the scenes and experience all five contests at close quarters during Crankworx Innsbruck. Interested? Then simply register via the online platform by the deadline on 30.04.2017. The selection process for volunteers wishing to be part of Crankworx 2017 will take place in early May.

Volunteers will be allocated to twelve different working areas. For example, those who like working with lists and numbers, can think on the spot and always keep a cool head under pressure are ideal Event Operators. Volunteers who simply love sport, don’t mind being outdoors in all weathers and are ready to get their hands dirty will feel right at home in the working area Sport. Last but not least, nobody gets closer to the adrenaline-pumping action than volunteers working as course marshals.

Descriptions of the other core working areas such as Client Services, Media & Communications and General Management can be found at www.volunteerteam.tirol. For terms and conditions for volunteers und more about Crankworx visit www.crankworx.com/innsbruck/volunteers/

Highlights at Crankworx Innsbruck

Crankworx Innsbruck begins on 21 June with the Whip-Off, a contest with a party vibe where riders bust out not only the famous Whip but also other gravity-defying tricks such as Backflips and Supermans. On Thursday, riders go head-to-head at the Dual Speed & Style – a contest in which both the fastest run and the best style count. Friday welcomes the Pump Track contest, where competitors have to complete the circular course without pedalling. The Downhill on Saturday 24 June promises to be just as spectacular as the world’s best downhillers go up against each other in a quest to find out who is the fastest from top to bottom. Crankworx Innsbruck concludes on 25 June with the Slopestyle contest featuring plenty of mind-boggling tricks. The Slopestyle event is part of the Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour. Any rider who wins three of the four Slopestyle events at Crankworx 2017 is awarded the Triple Crown of Slopestyle.

Once a volunteer, always a volunteer: the volunteer team tirol legacy project

Even after Crankworx has finished, there are still plenty of great reasons for motivated volunteers to remain a part of the volunteer team tirol, which has been created by the innsbruck-tirol sports GmbH (ITS) to provide a pool of volunteers for major events taking place in the region. “Our aim is to create a network of well-trained and motivated volunteers with a wide range of different skills and areas of expertise in order to promote Tirol as a host location for major events,” states Georg Spazier, head of the ITS. As a central coordination hub, the ITS works in close cooperation with event organisers and gives volunteers who are part of the volunteer team tirol the chance to be a key part of these events. One of the ideas behind the team is to have a permanent pool of experienced volunteers ready to support a wide variety of events, instead of having to recruit new teams of helpers every time an event is held in Tirol.

As well as Crankworx (2017 and 2018), a number of other major sporting events will take place in the region in the coming years, including the Youth Climbing World Championships (2017), the IFSC Climbing World Championships (2018) and the UCI World Road Championships (2018). Persons who are at least 16 years old can sign up as a volunteer today to be part of this unique project and support the many top events happening in the coming months and years.

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