Amgen_stage_three2_t607Volunteer registration is now open for the Santa Clarita stages of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race. Volunteers looking for an opportunity to participate in the high-profile, ninth annual race can apply online at Santa-Clarita.com/TourOfCA. Available positions include course marshal, security, media relations and medical control.

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California returns to the City of Santa Clarita for the sixth time in race history on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, 2014. The City of Santa Clarita will serve as the host city for the start of stages 6 and 7.

The Santa Clarita Local Organizing Committee for the race is seeking 100 volunteers for the two days the Amgen Tour of California is in town. Statewide, race organizers are looking to recruit nearly 4,000 volunteers to assist with the 2014 Amgen Tour of California cycling race, which kicks off in Sacramento on May 11th and will travel nearly 750 miles through 12 host cities for official stage starts and finishes before concluding on May 18th in Thousand Oaks, California.

Thousands of local residents and cycling aficionados plan vacations around traveling as volunteers with the race entourage, securing an incredible opportunity to observe firsthand how an international sporting event is produced, and a front-row seat to watch the top cyclists in the world compete in front of millions of fans.

“Volunteering provides and unique and fun way to experience the race,” said Mayor Laurene Weste. “When thousands of visiting fans from across the world come to Santa Clarita to experience the race, I am positive we will provide them with a first-class welcome.”

The majority of volunteers for the 2014 race will provide support for the 75 professional course marshals who travel with the tour and support local law enforcement authorities in each city. Course marshal volunteers have an opportunity to be on the race route, close to the cyclists with responsibility for monitoring pedestrian traffic, barricades and street closures.

Volunteer positions for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California include:
• Course Marshals
• Media Support
• Security
• Volunteer Check-in
• Hospitality

Volunteers must be over the age of 18 or accompanied by an adult. The online sign-up form allows volunteers to rank their top-three job preferences, and every attempt is made to match the areas of interest indicated. Volunteers will be notified of their position within a few weeks of signing up online, and an orientation will be held in the weeks following.

Parties interested in volunteering for a stage outside the City of Santa Clarita can sign-up on the Amgen Tour of California’s official website, AmgenTourOfCalifornia.com.

Dates for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita:
• Stage 6: Friday, May 16 – Santa Clarita to Mountain High
• Stage 7: Saturday, May 17 – Santa Clarita to Pasadena

For further information on volunteering for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, please visit AmgenTourOfCalifornia.com.

For further information regarding volunteering in Santa Clarita, please contact Susana Coronel, Volunteer Programs Supervisor for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 250-3726 or by email at scoronel@santa-clarita.com.

Schedule and route for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California:
• Stage 1: Sunday, May 11 – Sacramento
• Stage 2: Monday, May 12 – Folsom (individual time trial)
• Stage 3: Tuesday, May 13 – San Jose to Mount Diablo
• Stage 4: Wednesday, May 14 – Monterey to Cambria
• Stage 5: Thursday, May 15 – Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara
• Stage 6: Friday, May 16 – Santa Clarita to Mountain High
• Stage 7: Saturday, May 17 – Santa Clarita to Pasadena
• Stage 8: Sunday, May 18 – Thousand Oaks (circuit race)

Editor’s Note:

To view pictures of Starts and Finishes from previous years, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofsantaclarita.

To speak to a race official, please contact Eileen Tanner at (213) 438-8888 or by email at etanner@golinharris.com.

For more information on the Amgen Tour of California, visit the official site at www.AmgenTourofCalifornia.com.

About the Amgen Tour of California
The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions. More information is available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

About Amgen
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high-unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential. For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen.

About AEG
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, StubHub Center, Sprint Center, The O2, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Best Buy Theater Times Square; sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race; AEG Live, the organization’s live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. For more information, visit AEG today at www.aegworldwide.com.

source: santa-clarita.com posted 2/7/14

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