Radio Amateurs Assist in the Honolulu Marathon


Big Island ARRL News, 26 November 2016, 21:45 hrs, UTC, Post #54.

The 44th annual Honolulu Marathon is set for 11 December 2016.  Amateur Radio operators in Hawaii will provide communications at all the Aid Stations, the start and finish line, and support vehicles along the route.

Here is the press release from Stacy Hollbrook (KH6OWL)–ARRL Public Information OfficerHonolulu:

 

“ARRL Pacific Section News Release.  Media Contact: Stacy Holbrook cell (808) 224-0344; kh6owl@arrl.net; http://www.arrl.org/sections/view/pacific-section. American Radio Relay League (ARRL) November 26, 2016.  Radio Amateurs Assist in the Honolulu Marathon.  The 44th running of the Honolulu Marathon will take place on 11 December 2016. The 1995 Honolulu Marathon was the world’s largest marathon with 34,434 entrants and 27,022 finishers. In 2015 there were 30,797 entrants and 21,563 finishers. The Honolulu Marathon is one of the world’s largest marathons. The marathon’s scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. There are 16 Aid Stations located along the course, manned by 2,300 volunteers working in shifts, serving water, sports drink, and providing professional medical assistance. The first Aid Station is located at approximately 2.5 miles from the start, then every 2 to 3 miles thereafter. Radio Armatures in Hawaii provide communications at all the Aid Stations, the start and finish line, and support vehicles along the route. The communication coverage starts 4:00 am and into the afternoon up until 3:00pm. Around 40 Radio amateurs are again behind the scenes providing a critical component at no cost to the Honolulu Marathon. It is just another way amateurs give back to their community while training and testing equipment for any future need that may arise. If you would like more information on volunteering please contact Greg Amancio at honu1@juno.com. More information about the Honolulu Marathon can be found at http://www.honolulumarathon.org — Stacy Holbrook KH6OWL ARRL Public Information Officer – Honolulu https://www.facebook.com/ARRL-Oahu-319960095044617 https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com/”

Feel free to contact Greg Amancio at honu`@juno.com for more information.

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Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

ARRL Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section