Volunteers Requested: Kids At Risk Half Marathon/5K Run, Boston, March 13, 2005

Boston ARC logoBob Salow, WA1IDA writes:

The Boston Police and the State Police are sponsoring a half marathon and a 5K run and walk to benefit the “Kids at Risk” programs. All events run concurrently with the start and finish at the World Trade Center in South Boston. They will be held on Sunday, 13 March, with hams reporting at 0900.

The sponsorship is of particular interest to us since it gives hams exposure to the police departments, letting them see the communication skills we use under critical situations.

Considering the short notice we were given for this new event, our prompt mobilization will also be observed.

While the final routes have not yet been authorized, the venue is expected to be in the Back Bay, downtown Boston, and Cambridge. Course aid stations, a mobile, and several shadows are expected. All stations should be closed by early afternoon (some sooner).

We should not miss this opportunity to show public agencies what we can do. Time is short and your help is needed. If you can lend a hand or you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Bob Salow, WA1IDA, at wa1ida@arrl.net or 508.650.9440.

—Thanks, Boston ARC The SPARC, February, 2005

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