Oakland Marathon

The 2020 Oakland Running Festival will be held on multiple dates this year in order to comply with safe distancing during COVID-19. Marathon runners will set their own course and dates and submit their self-tracked runs, making the marathon a virtual run. The half marathon will occur on Sunday, August 30th, Team Relay will occur on Saturday, August 29th, the 5K Run and Kids Run will be on Saturday, October 31st. The event times are TBA at this moment. Mike Pompa KB6MP is coordinating amateur radio support for the ninth year and is looking for volunteer operators.


At this time, the need for our participation may be minimal: Course Marshal (anywhere along the course) and a remote Net Control/Scribe.

The following assignments may not be needed: SAG (Support and Gear) Vehicle (driving your own vehicle), Bicycle Mobile, Motorcycle Mobile, and Race Director Shadow.


This public service event has plenty of documentation for new hams as well as a wide variety of assignments for veteran operators. Some assignments have flexible start/stop times. Just let Mike know what your prior experience is and what kind of commitment you can make.


If you would like to participate or have any questions, please fill out this form:

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