Become A Race Official



USA Luge uses certified race officials to officiate national and international races that are held on the tracks in Lake Placid, NY, Park City, UT, Negaunee, MI, and Muskegon, MI. Race officials are required to know the rules of the sport and make sure they are followed so that the competition is fair to all competitors. Officials work the starts, finish, control areas, and timing. Officials are also needed to do the administrative paperwork, be jury members, technical delegates, course inspectors, escorts, marshals and even track workers. A race official must be willing to work outside in all types of weather for long periods of time. A race day is typically 6 to 8 hours for a national race and longer for an international event. But the feeling of helping athletes, young and old, reach their dreams and goals makes the time fly by.