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Run For The Zoo
This large (thousands of participants – serious runners, families, and kids) run/walk event has been supported by Albuquerque area radio amateurs for many years. There will be competitive (timed) half marathon, 10K, and 5K races, a 5K fun run/walk, and a one-mile fun run/walk, all occurring around the zoo, Tingley Beach, and the old Albuquerque Country Club area. Communications support from radio amateurs is essential to running this event safely and efficiently. Hams report lead and last runner locations, logistics needs, medical and safety issues, and required emergency responses. We are the eyes and ears of race officials on the course. We will need handheld or portable/mobile stations to operate from fixed locations along the course, and possibly a bicycle mobile or two. Although this event is large, for the most part it is relatively low-key and is a good way for less experienced hams interested in public service communications to get their feet wet. Experienced volunteers are also welcome. This event is being coordinated by Bob Longoria N5JH.