Carmel Marathon (Hamilton County) POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 14

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Sat 04-04 8:00am - 2:00pm
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10th ANNIVERSARY CARMEL MARATHON WEEKEND
IMPORTANT!

COVID-19 RACE UPDATES and FAQ

Updated as of March 16, 2020

Carmel Marathon Officially Postponed to SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020!

Dear Carmel Marathon Weekend Participants,

As we have noted in our last update, we have been working hard to secure a postponement date for this year’s Carmel Marathon. We will continue to monitor the ongoing changes and developments with regard to the COVID-19 virus and follow the recommended guidelines to beat the virus. We are happy to share that we have received approval of a postponement date of Sunday, June 14 for the 10th Annual Carmel Marathon Weekend!

As an organization we are always committed to staging safe events and it has become clear that holding the Carmel Marathon on April 4 would be nearly impossible during a time when resources such as medical teams, volunteers, and vendors may be strained under the impact of this situation. The health and safety of our community, participants, volunteers and spectators come first along with supporting our partners in their efforts.

Participant Update: registered participants have the following options to choose from:
Automatically entered in the June 14th date. No action is required.
Transfer your entry to Virtual. Participants will receive their bib, shirt and medal once they have logged into their account and changed their entry to “virtual” and completed the distance. Detailed information will be emailed.
Defer your entry to April 3, 2021.
We know there will be many questions about the above options. In order to answer these and many other questions, please visit our FAQs below.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We are so appreciative of our running community and love being able to put on exceptional races for you.
Todd Oliver, Race Director

The Hamilton County Amateur Radio Team is again assisting this event for 2020. This is both a 13.1M and 26.2M Marathon.

The 10th annual Carmel Marathon will be run Sunday, June 14, 2020. The Carmel Marathon is comprised of a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and Carmel 8K. The races will begin at 8:00 AM and starts and ends at the Carmel Paladium (126th Street just west of Range Line Road). Amateur Radio communication has been requested. Each Amateur radio operator will be assigned to a combined water stop and medical aid station on the route and will provide communication for Medical personnel that are assigned to each location.

Like last year Amateur radio operators will be assigned to medical aid locations. The assignments will be posted on a web page and emails will be sent out with updates. All locations are posted on the map with letter assignment, green with a circle below them After the race has passed your assigned position, the Net Control will either reassign or dismiss you from the event. The communicators are not required to remain in one spot until the entire race is finished. The event is expected to run from 6:30 AM until 1:30 PM. On the day of the race the net will be on the 145.17+ crossband 443.55+ Repeater, tone 77.0. Net control will also be monitoring 146.46 Simplex if you are not able to make the repeater.

If you are able to help with this event please email Steve Kremer, KF9ZA at KF9ZA@kremer.com If you’ve volunteered for this in the past I’ll make every attempt to assign you to the same location as in past years. I’ve already had a meeting with the race organizer and our role will be the same as in past years.

Please note: If you have volunteered for the Carmel Marathon there is a real good chance you will get an “automated” email from their volunteer coordinator. In the past they’ve been sort of consistent in having a volunteer choice of “ham radio” as a choice. Please follow their instructions as best you can, but please don’t let their sign up form take the place of a direct email to me. Also, for some reason my ARRL.net email is not working. Please email me at: kf9za@kremer.com

Thanks,
Steve
KF9ZA

http://www.carmelmarathon.com/pages/home

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