ORGANISERS are calling on Fraser Coast residents to lend a hand at this Sunday's Col Pearce Corporate Triathlon which raises funds for cancer research.

More than 210 people have nominated for this year's event at Ernie Organ Park in Torquay from 1pm to 3pm.

The triathlon involves a 300m swim, 10km ride and 3km run.

Organisers are hoping to reach 300 nominations by the weekend.

Councillor for sport and events Darren Everard said the corporate tri followed a time-trial format.

"The beauty of this format is teams nominate their times and then try and finish as close as possible to that time," he said.

"Which means the team or individual that finishes first or in the fastest time is not necessarily the winner.

"All money raised on the day will be donated to the Cancer Council.

"We need people that aren't competing to come and lend a hand on the day."

Volunteers are needed for the following roles:

  • Crowd and traffic marshalling
  • Drink station attendants
  • Athlete assistance

Cr Everard said the triathlon raised money for a great cause.

"It's one of my favourite events," he said.

"There are plenty of racers in crazy costumes and everyone has a great time so if you have a couple of hours free on Sunday from 1pm, sign on as a volunteer and I guarantee you won't regret it."

To sign up as a volunteer or to nominate for the event, go to http://colpearcetriathlon.com.au.



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