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 ( – Public Service Events Chairperson

Upcoming Public Service Event Communications

2018 YARC Event Schedule…………. The Fall 2018 season will begin on September 16, 2018 with the Skull Valley Loop Challenge.

  1. RunSedona – February 2, 2019 (MARC) – Contact Frank Bender K8FB (
  2. Whiskey Basin Trail Run – April 13, 2019 (MARC) – Contact Frank Bender K8FB (
  3. Whiskey Off Road Bike Event – April 26, 27, & 28, 2019 (MARC) – Contact Frank Bender K8FB (
  4. Whiskey Row Marathon – May 4, 2019 (MARC) – Contact John Broughton WB9VGJ (
  5. Chino Grinder – May 4, 2019  – Contact Bob Thompson KC8BOB  (
  6. Groom Creek Mountain Mayhem – May 19, 2019 (MARC) – Dottie Akers WF7DS (
  7. Yarnelll Memorial Run – June 1, 2019 – Contact Doug Jarmoth N0DAJ (
  8. Skull Valley Loop Challenge – September 16,  2018 – (MARC) Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (
  9.  March of Dimes Walk for Babies – September 22, 2018 – Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (
  10. Groom Creek Classic – September 21, 2019 (MARC) – Dottie Akers WF7DS (
  11. Prescott Road Rally – Normally in September/October – This event has been cancelled for 2018.
  12. Man/ Horse Race – October 05, 2019 (MARC) – Contact Frank Bender K8FB (
  13. Diabetes Walkathon – This event is permanently cancelled.

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