Hello, All Hams & Friends,
Most of you should have received at least one notice from Brian Frost, who is Coordinating Radio Communications for the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, on October 15 (5K/Kids Run) and October 16 (Marathon/Half Marathons/Relay). Brain worked alongside Kevin Gilday last year.
This is our biggest event of the year, and one the Kevin was most concerned with. Organizers are expecting 30,000 runners! We need every possible ham, along with other volunteers who are comfortable using a radio. Since we use commercial channels, operators do not have to be licensed hams, and we can supply the radios.
I know some of you don’t like signing up for events, especially online. So it is most important that we know who plans to attend either or both days. The plan is to have the trailer down at MDOT, as in the past. There are only a few changes to the course (ex. away from the Greyhound station). There is also a need for course marshals – a good opportunity for non-radio friends and family to help alongside us..
PLEASE – let us know as soon as possible if you plan to attend and which days. And if any friends or family will join you. Also, it would help for me to get your shirt sizes.
Likewise, indicate if you have already, or plan to, sign up on the Marathon website: http://detroitfreepressmarathon.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=12254
PLEASE PASS ALONG THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE YOU BELIEVE MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS EVENT.
Thank you for responding promptly.
Thank you to all of you who have already let me know, one way or another, whether you will be able to play.
Sandy Allen, KD8UTR
You can also e-mail John KC8CRK at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the Freep Marathon at: www.freepmarathon.com.