Salida Pole, Peddle, Paddle needs volunteers!

Dear Friends,

The time has come, once again!  The Salida Pole, Pedal, Paddle began in 1999 and is truly a unique, multi-sport event.  Following the path of the spring run-off, competitors start at the Continental Divide, on Monarch Pass with a backcountry ski leg, mountain bikes carry competitors in the shadow of Mt. Shavano to the banks of the Arkansas River, where whitewater kayaks take paddlers into downtown Salida for an exciting finish!  This year’s Pole Pedal Paddle will be held on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 in Salida, Colorado.

Again, the Salida 3P Race will benefit the Arkansas River Trust a local non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Upper Arkansas River, enhancing recreational access to the Arkansas River and promoting youth participation in whitewater paddle sports.  They have also been instrumental in local riverside clean-up, the newest features in downtown Salida…a climbing wall on the bank of the river, for all ages to enjoy, as well as two new features in our lovely downtown water park!

We are requesting your support, by simply donating your time!  We are looking for some dedicated and adventurous volunteers! We know that your time is precious, so as an incentive we would love to provide you with a race day lunch, an awesome after-race party where prizes will be given away (your name will be put in the hat for your participation!), and a fun filled day (hopefully in the sun) of helping your neighbors out, and watching them suffer!

Specifically we are looking for volunteers to help out at transitions, start, and finish; make lunches; run registration; and to ensure safety at our road crossings.

If you have questions regarding these volunteer positions, please forward them to Robin NeJame at  If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please let Robin know as soon as possible, at the same email address.  If you know of other potential volunteers, any civic groups, or any students or student groups that might be willing to give their time, please pass this on!  The volunteer meeting will be held on Saturday, April 20th, 2013, 3 pm, at the Salida Senior Center on F Street, so please pencil that in.  Your time is appreciated!  Thank you for considering this request!

Robin NeJame , Volunteer Coordinator

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