Boston ARC Assists In BAA 5K Race

Boston ARC logoBob Salow, WA1IDA writes:

For many years, on the day before the Boston Marathon, there was an informal run on the streets of Boston.  That all changed last year when Boston was awarded the US Olympic Women’s Marathon Trials.  The Boston Amateur Radio Club responded with communication support for the 26.2 mile event run in Boston and Cambridge.

This year, to keep the date and advance the running sport, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) will hold a sanctioned 5K (3.1 miles) race followed by a series of 1 mile races for the state’s best high school runners.  All races will start near and finish at the Boston Marathon Finish line.

We have been asked to provide ham communications for these events.  The date is Sunday, 19 April, with hams assembling at 0700 near the Boston Public Library (more details later).  All events are expected to be over by 1100.

Note that there will be no interference with preparations for the Boston Marathon the next day.  If you can assist or have any questions, contact me at or 508.650.9440.

Thanks, Boston ARC, The SPARC, March 2009

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