Public Service Events

YARC encourages its members to assist our community and prepare for emergencies by participating in public service events.  We also encourage you to become a member of the Yavapai County ARES/RACES organization.  You do not have to be a YARC member or an ARES/RACES member to participate in the public service events.

Don’t worry if you are inexperienced, we will pair you up with someone who is experienced.  Also the large majority of assigned locations are easily reachable with an ordinary vehicle on a paved or hardened dirt road.  Don’t worry if you are concerned that you don’t have adequate radio equipment, as that won’t keep you from being a valuable member of the team.

Frank Bender K8FB ( – Interim Public Service Events Chairperson

Upcoming Public Service Event Communications

2018 YARC Event Schedule…………. The Spring 2018 season will begin on February 03, 2018 with the Sedona Marathon.

  1. Sedona Marathon – February 2, 2019 (MARC) – Contact Frank Bender K8FB (
  2. Whiskey Basin Trail Run – April 14, 2018 (MARC) – Contact Frank Bender K8FB (
  3. Whiskey Off Road Bike Event – April 27, 28, & 29, 2018 (MARC) – Contact Frank Bender K8FB (
  4. Whiskey Row Marathon – May 5, 2018 (MARC) – Contact John Broughton WB9VGJ (
  5. Chino Grinder – May 5, 2018  – Contact Bob Thompson KC8BOB  (
  6. Groom Creek Mountain Mayhem – May 2018 (MARC) – Contact: Dottie Akers WF7DS (
  7. Yarnelll Memorial Run – June 2, 2018 – Contact Doug Jarmoth N0DAJ (
  8.  March of Dimes Walk for Babies – August 2018 – Contact: To Be Determined
  9. Skull Valley Loop Challenge – September  2018 – (MARC) Contact Dottie Akers WF7DS (
  10. Groom Creek Classic – September 2018 (MARC) – Contact Dottie Akers WF7DS (
  11. Prescott Road Rally – October 2018 (MARC) – Contact Bob Rosevear WB7RRQ (
  12. Man/ Horse Race – October 2018 – Contact: To Be Determined
  13. Diabetes Walkathon – October 2018  – Contact John Broughton WB9VGJ (

That is the list as it exists at the moment.  Thank you for participating in YARC Public Service Events

Signing up for Events……

Check your calendars.  Except as noted above, to sign up for any upcoming events you can contact Frank – K8FB at  Signup sheets will also be at the YARC Meetings – they will usually start 2-3 months before the events, so you can see Frank at the meetings.  Also you can go to ARES/RACES, click on “Calendar”, select “Event Application”, and fill out the application for the event you want to sign up for.

Public Service Events: See ARES/RACES Calendar

October 14, 2017 Diabetes Walk Article – by John Broughton WB9VGJ