Polk County ARES Events

Last Scheduled ARES Event of 2022: Operators needed!

Jul 11th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

The last scheduled ARES event for the year is approaching on Sunday October 16th, 2022 with the IMT Des Moines Marathon. If you are interested in helping with this event, please sign up below. Sign-up for ARES Events



First ARES Events of 2022 Approaching! 05/07/22 & 05/14/22

Apr 28th, 2022 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

The first ARES events of 2022 are almost  here.  The American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb is May 7th at Principal Park.  The following weekend on May 14th is the Market to Market Relay If you are interested in helping with either event, please sign up below. Sign-up for ARES Events



ARES Quarterly Meeting, Monday, October 12 Cancelled

Dec 5th, 2019 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The October meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID 19 virus.  Next meeting will be October.   Monday, January 13 Monday, April 13 Monday, July 13 Monday, October 12   7:00 PM Polk County Emergency     Operations Center 1907 Carpenter Des Moines, IA   Polk County Emergency Management EOC 1907 Carpenter, East side of building. […]



Living History Farms Fun Race, November 23rd

Oct 21st, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

Polk County ARES will again provide communications support for the Living History Farms Cross Country Race. The race is approximately 7 miles long, giving the participants ample opportunity to see most of the farms property.  We need close to 30 operators to provide the support needed.  This is one of the most interesting events on […]



Dam to Dam Half Marathon June 3rd

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The annual Dam to Dam Half Marathon Race takes place on June 3rd.  This race that starts at Saylorville Dan and finishes in Downtown Des Moines sees approximately 8000 plus runners and a large number of spectators.  This event takes 3o operators and starts at 7:00am and finishes by 11:00.  Please go to  http://dmraa.com/ares to […]



Market 2 Market Relay Race May 13th 2017

May 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The annual Market to Market Race is this coming weekend.  All operators have been assigned.  More information will be sent out Tuesday evening.  If you missed this event please sign-up for the Dam to Dam Half Marathon, June 3rd, 2017 Go to http://dmraa.com/ares to sign-up.



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.