Surftown Half Marathon September 9th 2018

September is fast approaching with a large event here in Westerly, the Surftown Half Marathon and 5K.

The Hartford Marathon Foundation, Inc. is a not for profit organization whose mission is to encourage individuals and families to adopt and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. The organization promotes fitness to all ages and all abilities through community running events, school based programs and community collaborations. The Hartford Marathon Foundation coordinates the Surftown as well as many other events in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Their mission is to organize programs and events that promote health, fitness and enjoyment for participants of all ages and experience levels. Over 70,000 people participate annually in HMF events. Since 1994, the HMF has injected over $105 million for dozens of community charities. Since 1998, over 10,000 adults and children have participated in Hartford Marathon Foundation Training programs designed to help people begin or build a running or walking program.

Running along the ocean front streets of Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill, RI, the Surftown Half Marathon is a spectacular beach race featuring stunning ocean views! Fast and flat, the 13.1 mile half marathon is a great destination race with live entertainment on the course, pace teams and a well-marked route with timing clocks, fluid stations and support on the course. The Surftown Half Marathon is a favorite of many runners, about 2,800 every year,

This is a large event and requires a substantial number of hams. Non hams are welcome also because they are a great help to the hams providing the communications.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact:

Jim Creamer KB1MAO
Westerly Amateur Radio Team
Washington County District Emergency Coordinator

Beavertail Lighthouse Event a Success!

I would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of the Beavertail Lighthouse general membership picnic, activation and demonstration of tech event yesterday, Saturday the 21st of July. We had about 30 people visit and participate throughout the day, including some children!

The weather was good, but quite breezy. Beautiful day in fact. We had 2 well equipped and designed Go Boxes set up, an HF station on 20m running, and a MESH node to demo. Everything was run on solar power with batteries.

We had food contributed by the membership, and it was all very good! So we ate well too.
Very Special thanks to the following for outstanding efforts in helping to make this happen:
Steve KC1AQQ
Jim KB1MAO
Mark KB1UHA
Marty WA1VIN
Tim KB1UZD
Barry W1BSN
Bob W1YRC
Mike K1NPT
Bob WB4SON
Thanks to all of you, and to all who attended and made the event a good one.
We look forward to Winter Field Day in January, and a social event perhaps for Christmas time.
Thanks all,
Paul N1PSX
RI Section Emergency Coordinator