Area Events

DMRAA ChiliFeed / Auction, November 26th

Oct 20th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter

The 2019 edition of our annual ChiliFeed / Auction is a little more than a month away. November 26th, 2019 to be exact. Have you scoured the shack to find those great little treasures that are not being used like they once were? Have you put them in the box? Is the box full yet? […]



IMT Des Moines Marathon October 20th, 2019

Oct 6th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events

This event is Polk County ARES’ largest event of the year.  It requires approximately 40 operators.  If you would like to assist with radio operations, please go to http://dmraa.com/ares  



Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta  September 28th, 2019

Aug 12th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events

The Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta,  September 28th, 2019.  This event takes place on the Des Moines River.  Visiting college teams paddle upstream and race against the clock.  This event requires approximately 18 operators.  To sign up go to http://dmraa.com/ares



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! […]