Story County ARES needs operators for the GAAR Race September 10th

Aug 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR) will be held Sunday morning, September 10th at Ada Hayden Heritage Park in north Ames.  Individuals or teams up to four will compete on a course consisting of a three-mile canoe race, followed by a 15-mile bike ride and finishing with a 5K run.  See for more information.


The Story County Amateur Radio Club and Story County ARES are providing communications for the race. Amateur radio operators will be stationed around the race course and provide status reports and emergency communications.  I recommend all amateurs wear an orange or green vest to be more visible to the race participants and vehicles out on the course.  The race begins at 7:30 am and the last operators should be finished by late morning, probably 10:30 am.  All volunteers are entitled to a free t-shirt and pancake breakfast during the awards ceremony at the Moose Lodge following the race.


If you able to help with the event beginning at 7:15 am, please reply Paul ,KB7VML:


your name:

call sign:

phone number:

have 2 meter ht, mobile, or both?:


If you need to arrive late or leave early, mention that in your email, I have a few positions that are flexible.


I appreciate everyone’s willingness to help.