Become one of the 1,000+ volunteers who have come together to help Pinky Swear Foundation!

The 5th Annual Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon is on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, North Carolina. 

Pinky Swear Foundation relies on the time and talents of volunteers to help us

provide a great experience for our participants and ensure a successful event. 

Volunteer to help kids with cancer

Pinky Swear Foundation relies on the time and talents of volunteers to help us provide a great experience for our participants and ensure a successful event. Become one of the 1,000+ volunteers who have come together to help Pinky Swear Foundation support kids with cancer and their families. Register to volunteer today!

The 5th Annual Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon is a non-timed and non-competitive race for kids ages 6-18 of all abilities on June 3, 2019, at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, North Carolina. 

Mission: Helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.

Families plan for college — not for cancer. Pinky Swear provides families facing cancer with financial and emotional support, including grants for stable housing, reliable transportation, utilities, food and weekend getaways. So they can focus on what’s most important: their child battling cancer.

Even if you’re not participating in the event, you can still fundraise and help support the Pinky Swear mission! Use the link below to set up a fundraising page in honor of an event in your life or just because you want to help. Thank you for your support!

The Pinky Swear Story

In December of 2002, nine-year-old Mitch Chepokas, terminally ill with bone cancer, withdrew the entire $6,000 from his savings account and put it in envelopes for kids on the pediatric oncology floor at the hospital.

After giving all of his money away, Mitch’s dad made a pinky swear promise with him to always help children with cancer and their families after he was gone.

Mitch passed away on April 11, 2003, and shortly afterwards, Pinky Swear Foundation was established by his parents to honor the promise he made.

Volunteer Positions

Friday, May 31 (2 days prior to event)

Site Setup Team

10 Volunteers Needed - 11am-5pm

  • Site setup help with the tents, tables, signs, fencing, barricades - may be heavy manual labor

4 Volunteers Needed - 4pm-8pm

  • Site setup help with the tents, tables, signs, fencing, barricades - may be heavy manual labor

Registration / Packet Pick-Up

6 Volunteers Needed - 3pm-8pm

  • Distribute race packets, bags, swim cap & shirt to participants; assist with securing tent after Registration closes

Saturday, June 1 (day before event)

Registration / Packet Pick-Up

6 Volunteers Needed - 3pm-8pm

  • Distribute race packets, bags, swim cap & shirt to participants; assist with securing tent after Registration closes. 

Site Setup Team - Final Details

4 Volunteers Needed - 1pm-5pm

  • Site setup help with the tents, tables, signs, fencing, barricades - may be heavy manual labor

Sunday, June 2 - day of the event!

Bike Course Marshal

10 Volunteers Needed - 7am-12pm

  • Traffic control at intersections and various points along the bike course

Body Marking

6 Volunteers Needed - 6am-10am

  • Assist with setup and teardown of Body Marking Tent; Body mark the participants according to the instructions provided

Finish Line 

6 Volunteers Needed - 6am-1pm

  • Assist with setup/teardown of finish chute; hand out refreshments to finishers including water and sports drink

Registration/Packet Pick-Up 

10 Volunteers Needed 6am-9am

  • Distribute race packets, bags, swim cap & shirt to racers upon check-in; assist with teardown of Registration areas after race

Run Course

14 Volunteers Needed - 7:30am-12pm

  • Assist with setup and teardown of the Run Course including signs, cones, and water stop; distribute water to participats during the event

Safety/Medical

10 Volunteers Needed - 7am-12pm

  • Trained medical staff

Site Setup Team

6 Volunteers Needed - 5am-9am

  • Assist with final setup of the park; may be some manual labor

Swim Course Assistant

6 Volunteers Needed - 6am-10am

  • Assist with Swim Course setup and teardown; help manage area between the beach and Transition Area

Swim Course Life Guards

20 Volunteers Needed - 7:30am-10am

  • Assist with the safety of the participants during the swim; please bring safety tubes

Transition Area

15 Volunteers Needed - 6am-1pm

  • Assist with setup and teardown of Transition Area including setting up bike racks, cones, and signs; assist families with bike set up before race; body mark racers with bike location; ensure only racers enter transition during event; manage flow & safety inside Transition Area before/during/after race

Check out this fun video from 2018!