InterExchange Au Pairs volunteer for IronMan 70.3 Race in Raleigh


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Au Pairs at the Ironman
Au Pairs at the Ironman
Image courtesy of Suzanne Miller

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, au pairs from the Raleigh Cluster of InterExchange Au Pair USA volunteered for the IronMan Raleigh 70.3 race. 2200 athletes competed in the triathlon that included a 1.2 mile swim in Jordan Lake, a 56 mile bike ride through the countryside between Jordan Lake and downtown Raleigh, and a 13.1 mile run through downtown Raleigh.

Au Pairs at the sunscreen station
Au Pairs at the sunscreen station
Image courtesy of Suzanne Miller

The Raleigh Cluster volunteered to apply sunscreen to the athletes if they wanted it as they left Transition 2, which is where the athletes transitioned from the bike ride to the half-marathon run. They also helped with recording the athlete’s times as they crossed the transition line as a backup written record to complement the electronic time record for their competition order. It was fast-paced and fun watching the athletes and cheering them on.

It was fast-paced and fun watching the athletes and cheering them on.

Au Pairs at Sunscreen Station
Au Pairs at Sunscreen Station
Image courtesy of Suzanne Miller

Roxanne Delport, an au pair from South Africa, suggested the volunteer opportunity to the Raleigh Cluster because of connections her host family had to the race. She volunteered for it last year and had such fun she thought all the au pairs would enjoy it. She served as Co-Captain for the group this year.

Au Pairs volunteer with runner
Au Pairs volunteer with runner
Image courtesy of Suzanne Miller

The six au pairs and Local Coordinator Suzanne Miller spent six hours at the race enjoying the beautiful, warm June weather in downtown Raleigh. They came from Japan, England, Germany, France, Mexico, and South Africa, and worked with other community volunteers to help make the IronMan Raleigh 70.3 race a huge success.

The six au pairs... came from Japan, England, Germany, France, Mexico, and South Africa.

Au Pairs assist an athlete
Au Pairs assist an athlete
Image courtesy of Suzanne Miller

If you’re interested in learning more, take a look at these news articles about the event:

You can also see more photos online by searching #IM703Raleigh.

Au Pairs show off their shirts
Au Pairs show off their shirts
Image courtesy of Suzanne Miller

Suzanne Miller Suzanne Miller

Suzanne is the InterExchange Au Pair USA Local Coordinator for Raleigh, North Carolina.

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