Chicagoland Marathon

Plenty of club members volunteered their communications skills to help relay information throughout the course for the Chicagoland Marathon. Sunday, May 20th started off with a good downpour that postoned the start of the race about 30 minutes. And things didn’t get any drier from there. We thank everyone who braved the elements for this event. The Schaumburg EMA coordinadator was very thankful for our comittment.

Our members were assigned to various locations including water stations throughout the course, the event command vehicle, “shadowing” event officials, and some even followed the race from on their bikes. Most of the information passed over the radio was regarding the progress of runners through the course which helped water station volunteers operate their stations effectively and provided race officials with eyes on the course which they would not have otherwise had from their fixed location at the command post.

Below you can see some of our members working the event.

 

Bill KD9JQM operates bicycle mobile to keep track of the marathon’s progress logging about 25 miles.
James AC9PH staying dry while working at mile marker 19.
Matt AC9IG monitors the course from mile marker 4.
Three rounds of rain made the course, runners and volunteers very soggy.

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