Sun August 4: La Luz Trail Run. Amateurs provide communications support for this annual race up La Luz Trail from positions in the starting area, at the finish, and from trail-side points along the course. This event will be coordinated by Ralph Meyerhein W5EEI. Volunteers may contact Ralph directly (email@example.com) or may contact me and I will pass the volunteer information on to him.
Fri August 9: LAARC monthly meeting at CD-1
Sat/Sun August 24-25: MS 150 Bike Ride. This is a two-day, 150-mile bicycle ride to raise funds to fight multiple sclerosis. The event organizers count on radio amateurs for essential medical, safety, and logistics communications support year after year. There will be two rides starting and ending at the Santa Claran hotel and casino in Espanola, traversing several pueblos and beautiful country in northern New Mexico. See https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=30238&pg=informational&sid=13242. We will need volunteers for one or both days to operate mobile along course segments with the riders as “eyes and ears” for the event organizers or as sag vehicles, to accompany tour officials and supply trucks or medical personnel, and to operate from fixed locations at the rest stops.
Fri September 13: LAARC monthly meeting at CD-1
Tue October 8: Amateur Radio Exam at CD-1
Fri October 11: LAARC monthly meeting at CD-1
Sun October 20: Duke City Marathon. Albuquerque area amateurs have supported this event for more than 20 years. As in recent past years, the marathon will follow an out-and-back course from downtown Albuquerque north along the bosque bike path to Paseo del Norte and east to a turnaround point near Edith Blvd., then return. A half marathon and 10K and 5K runs are included in the event, as well as several walks of varying distances. We will need a substantial number of volunteers to cover rest stops along the course, to provide medical communications, and to shadow race officials as well as a few bicycle mobile stations and sag vehicles.