Sunday, September 21, 2008

Volunteers needed for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Local hams if you would like to participate, contact
Jerry Boling W9TWR

[Inares] Posted For Mike N9FEB
I am needing volunteers for this first-ever Indianapolis Monumental
Marathon to be held on the streets of downtown Indianapolis. It is a
26-mile marathon that goes from downtown, around the new Colts
Stadium, north to 71st Street and back downtown using many local
streets, such as Pennsylvania, Washington Blvd, College, around Butler
Campus, 38th Street, and Meridian Street.

The marathon will be held on Saturday, November 1st and hams will be on locations around 7am.

I have completed my plan and am needing a total of 45 hams ... of
which I only have 14 signed up at this time. I know its early on, but
I never wait for the last minute on events of this size.

Hams are needed at each of the Water Stations around the course and at
the three hospitals that may be used. We are also asked to be at
every milemarker for the start of the race so the timer folks can all
start their stop-watches simultaneously. Hams will be assigned to
Water Stations, but be required to go to a pre-designated milemarker
for the start, THEN go to the assign Water Station, so let me know if
you have any walking difficulties. Some of the milemarkers will have
to be driven to.

With this plan, there are 12 milemarkers that will only require a ham
radio operator to be there at the start, then be released to go home
or wherever. These hams will only be needed for a period of one-hour,
so if time is short for you, please let me know so I can assign you to
one of these positions.

If you can help all-day, then let me know that.

I want to thank all those hams who have support Marion County in these
large events in the past and to those who continue to support them.
No one can do what we do during these events, and that is track
runners who are no longer running; those who are receiving medical
attention and those who have been transported to hospitals.

Please support this event ... thank you.

Michael R. Palmer, N9FEB
Marion County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Emergency
Coordinator (EC)
Volunteer Staff Coordinator for EMA
(317) 849-3602 (home)
(317) 753-8691 (cell)

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