Area Events

State Fair Parade August 7th

Jun 26th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events

The Annual Iowa State Fair Parade is the start of the State Fair.  Please consider signing up to help on the great event.  Iowa’s largest parade kicks off Iowa’s largest summer celebration, the Iowa State Fair.  The parade starts at 6 PM and is over by 9 PM.  This event requires approximately 20 operators.  To […]



Market to Market Relay Race May 11th

Apr 13th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events

The Market to Market Relay Race is May 11th, 2019.  This event requires about 25 operators  Operators are stationed about every 5 – 6 miles from Jefferson to Des Moines.  The race starts at 6:00 AM in Jefferson and finishes in Des Moines by 9:00 PM.  Most operators are on station for about 4.5 hours.  […]



Fight for Air Climb April 7th, 2019

Dec 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

The American Lung Association will host it’s annual Fight for Air Climb on Sunday April 7th 2019.  This event uses 4 high rise building in downtown Des Moines.  Participants climb the stairs in all 4 buildings. (that’s a lot of stairs)!  This event requires approximately  25 operators. Please visit the DMRAA.com/ARES to sign up.   Fight for […]



Living History Farms Fun Race November 18th, 2018

Nov 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

The annual Living History Farms Fun Race is set for November 18th, 2018.  The off road cross county race is sanctioned by the US Committee for cross country races.  It is the largest cross county event in the US,  Please visit the DMRAA.com/ARES to sign up.



IMT Des Moines Marathon October 21st, 2018

Sep 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

Our largest and next ARES event is the annual IMT Des Moines Marathon October 21st, 2018.  This event requires 40 radio operators.  Please consider signing up for the Marathon. Please go to http://dmraa.com/ares to sign up.



Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 29th, 2018

Jun 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 29th, 2018.   The event uses 20 operators to provide communications to the event organizers.  Please go to http://dmraa.com/ares to sign up.



ARRL Field Day, June 23rd and 24th

Jun 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

Field Day. June 23rd—24th — always the 4th full weekend in June! The DMRAA board has decided to operate a 3-Alpha station. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. We will again use both of the Polk County ARES trailers for operating Come early and enjoy the set-up . For some, set-up is more fun that operating! […]



Market to Market Relay Race, Saturday May 12th, 2018

Apr 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

Please join us for the annual Market to Market Relay Race Saturday May 12th, 2018.  This race involves 7 member teams that run the trails from Jefferson to downtown Des Moines.  These teams changer runners about every 5 miles.  There are 18 exchange points along the trail.  Operators are on station about 5 hours. Please […]



Fight for Air Climb, Sunday April 8th, 2018

Nov 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Never too early to start thinking about the first ARES event of the year.  The Fight for Air Climb is all indoors and fun.  Feel free to sign up at http://dmraa.com/ares



Living History Farms Fun Race November 18th

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Always a great time.  We have all the operators needed for the race this year.  Thanks to those that signed up.