Athletes from around the world and their support teams are arriving on the island to prepare for the Ironman triathlon on Sunday, November 28. Over 10,000 visitors are expected including this year’s “sold out” registration of 2,300 participants. Competing athletes will swim 2.4 miles (3.8 km), bike 112 miles (180 km) and run 26.2 miles (42.2 km). Read more information www.ironmancozumel.com
We’re excited to serve as Red Cross volunteers. A number of Friends of Cozumel volunteers who live on the island are scheduled to help as well as a visiting family group from Utah who contacted us through this site looking for volunteer opportunties during their vacation.
Cozumel’s Cruz Roja (Red Cross) is coordinating an army of volunteers to work in a variety of roles including the pre-race Expo, information/communication during the event to provide family members and friends participant status, finishline triage, recovery and medical tents. Cruz Roja is responsible for certain emergency services during the race to be provided by professional lifeguards, divers, paramedics, ambulance drivers, doctors, nurses and dispatchers from Red Cross delegations throughout the state of Quintana Roo and other states, local hospitals, clinics and from the Ironman organization.