Jan 24

Volunteers Wanted for Baker to Vegas in April

NOTICE FROM https://bakervegas.net/:
B2V 2020 Cancellation/Postponement
Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the impact it has on all of our Law Enforcement Officer’s and the communities we serve, LAPRAAC is postponing Baker to Vegas 2020. LAPRAAC is committed to all of our brother and sisters in law enforcement in assuring we put on a fun and safe event. Currently we are in discussions to move our event to the Fall of this year. LAPRAAC will continue to update everyone in a timely manner as to the status of this year’s event via our website and social media outlets. Stay safe!

This is the 36th Annual Baker to Vegas 2020

We need help!

4,5 April 2020

We need your help.

Baker to Vegas is a 120 mile relay run consisting of 20 stages that is held every March.

This is an international competition for police officers.

Over 270 teams participate in this event, with over 6000 runners and support staff. In addition to several hundred Family members and friends; and thousands of Race volunteers, like the W6TRW Amateur Radio Club.

There are two websites that provide additional information about this event – the official event web site at  http://www.bakervegas.net and one focused on amateur radio involvement at http://www.radiobaker2vegas.org 

The amateur radio operators keep track of all of the runners that are on the course.

We have been supporting this event for about eight years and have recently been sponsoring stage 18. It’s a special spot for us, as it  is located in the middle of a neighborhood so this stage must be silent – no yelling of status – we must use radios to communicate and computers to track runner status. 

This is one event that there is real emergency radio traffic taking place.

Staffing:  We are looking for 7 more Volunteers and looking for an IT person to verify the computer is properly set up and to keep it up during the event.

The clubs communication truck will be used for this event.

If you can support or need additional information Please contact: Ray Enriquez 310-678-2732 or Email  radioray22@sbcglobal.net 

Note that you’ll be responsible for making your own hotel reservation and associated costs.

Thanks

Ray- KD6IGI