Polk County ARES Events

Drake 1/2 Marathon, April 29th, 2017

Apr 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

The 49th DRAKE ROAD RACES during the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017, with a start next to Drake Stadium and finish near the Fine Arts Center on Drake’s campus. For the course map, CLICK HERE. The two races include a half marathon starting at 7:30AM and a 5K beginning at […]



Fight for Air Climb, Sunday April 9th, 2017.

Nov 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The first event of the year for Polk County ARES is the 2017 Fight for Air Climb.  Please sign-up and join the excitement at the Fight for Air Climb, Sunday April 9th, 2017.  This event requires 35 operators.  Please go to dmraa.com/ares to sign-up.  



Living History Farms Fun Race, November 19

Oct 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The last event of the year for Polk County ARES is often the most fun.  Please sign-up and join the excitement Saturday November 19th in Urbandale at Living History Farm.  Please go to dmraa.com/ares to sign-up.



Des Moines Marathon, October 16th, 2016

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

Polk County ARES will support the 2016 Des Moines Marathon Sunday October 16th.  This is the biggest event of the year for Polk County ARES, requiring 45 operators.  We encourage folks to sign up early to assist ARES leadership in delivering the professional service the Marathon has come to expect. Go to DMRAA.com/ARES to sign-up.



Iowa State Fair Parade, August 10th, 2016

Jun 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

Sweet corn, steaks and the Iowa State Fair.  Polk County Amateur Radio supports the Iowa State Fair Parade.  Don KCØMTF will be coordinating our efforts again this year.  Please go to http://dmraa.com/ares and click on Sign-up for ARES Events Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair      



Dam to Dam June 4th, 2016

May 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The race is the same the route is the same and it is time to put the Dam to Dam in your ARES event To Do calendar.  Many of you seasoned ARES operators already know how much fun it can be working this annual event.  If you’ve never had the pleasure, now is the time […]



Fight for Air Climb, Sunday April 10th, 2016

Nov 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The 2016 edition of Fight for Air Climb will be on Sunday April 10th, 2016.   With 4 buildings approximately 45 operators are needed to insure that the events remains safe for all participants.  Please contact Scott Kirstein, NØOOD n0ood@arrl.net if you can help. The Fight for Air Climb will be held on Sunday April 10th, […]



Living History Farms Fun Race, November 21st

Nov 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

Twenty operators will be needed for the Living History Farms Cross Country Race, November 21st.  This event too difficult to explain and too much fun to miss.  Sign up now to enjoy the fun. Please contact Scott, NØOOD n0ood@arrl.net 



IMT Des Moines Marathon, October 18th, 2015

Sep 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The next Polk County ARES event will be October 18th.  Des Moines Marathon will require approximately  45 operators.  It is a great way to spend a Sunday.  Contact Rick Allen, NØCFL to sign-up.  More information will be available at the next Polk County ARES meeting, October 12th, 7:pm at the Polk County EOC building, 1907 […]



Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 26th, 2015

Aug 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta is September 26th, 2015.  This event requires approximately 15 operators and is an all day event.  The regatta is a series of races staged along the Des Moines River from the Botanical Center north to Prospect Park.  Several colleges participate with various size crews.  Always a fun day […]