5102009 Cherry Blossom Run
- Mar 1, 2009I think it's rather ironic that I should announce the date of the 2009
Cherry Blossom Run on the eve of potentially the biggest snowfall of the
The 2009 Cherry Blossom Run will be held in Branch Brook Park,
Newark/Belleville, NJ on Sunday, April 5th. Once again as we have done
since the early 1990's, Essex County RACES with the help of the local
clubs and ARES has been asked to provide supplimental communications
along the 6.2 mile (10K) route. We will need to assemble in the park no
later than 8:30 am and we are usually finished by 12 noon. Parking is
available inside the park as long as we arrive before the county police
lock it down.
We will be using the W2QR 447.875 repeater as it provides excellent
coverage over the entire park. We have a few extra 440 radios if you
don't have one.
In the past the group has enjoyed a get together for breakfast prior to
the race. I am certainly open to that if there is enough interest.
Last year we met in Bloomfield quite close to the park and it worked out
well and the food was good.
We need 7 -8 volunteers. Please let me know by email
(k2dee@...) if you can join us and indicate if you would like to
meet for breakfast.
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