Upcoming Events

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Hello all! 


The 2020 Volunteer season is gearing up.  We already have many events in the Calendar through the end of the summer.  If you are aware of an event that needs to be listed please contact me at mickey@utahsag.org.

For those events where we have been asked to assist with the support we will have links in the event info here and on the calendar so you can register to volunteer right from here.

We do our best to make sure everyone has an opportunity to volunteer for each event, so we will continue to also inform our "members" via email.  If you are not already on our email list please click here to add yourself to the list.

This section is only for near future current events that have a volunteer signup process already set up.  If you want to see events that are further into the future, or for events supported by other clubs/groups,  please go to the calendar where you can view events throughout the year.

If you are an event manager or the HAM/SAG/Support manager of an event that you would like to have listed please send an email to mickey@utahsag.org


Amateur Radio Classes - Effective Net Control & Event Support Coordinator 

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8am – 5pm

Taylorsville City Hall, 2600 Taylorsville Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT (map)

UtahSAG will be holding an Effective Net Control and Event Communications/SAG Support Coordinator Training class on Saturday, March 7th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Taylorsville City Hall.

Advanced classes for those HAM Radio operators who wish to become more involved in supporting and coordinating the support for public service events. This all day training includes information on how to be an effective net control operator, managing the net, crisis control, logging and reporting as well as other critical topics on how you can manage the functions and duties of being the Net Control Operator and manage the SAG and communications support for events.

The second half of the training covers the topics surrounding being an event support coordinator from working with the event staff and how to recruit volunteers to creating signup and logging forms using Google Docs as well as some of the legal issues volunteers need to be aware of.

These training sessions are put on by the folks from the UtahSAG group based on their years of experience working with public service events. It is recommended that you bring a laptop computer with you to class so that you can participate in the hands on exercises.

Pre-registration for this class is highly recommended so that we can have enough of the training materials available for everyone attending. There is a requirement for at least 10 participants for us to have the class. There is a $25.00 fee for this class. Please register at this site - https://forms.gle/n65cS4puusn5D7rN7


Feed Utah Food Drive/Scouting for Food
Saturday, March 21, 2020 ⋅ 7:30am – 2:30pm

Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America in conjunction with the Utah Food Bank present the annual Scouting for Food.

Scouting For Food
March 21, 2020
Everywhere in Salt Lake County!

Please join the local Scouts as they help us fight hunger statewide by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations, then leave it on your porch by 9:00 a.m. on March 21, 2020. Utah Food Bank asks that you utilize any bag or box you already have at your home. If you live in an area that receives a bag in lieu of a door hanger, please utilize the bag you receive! Look for a reminder door hanger (or yellow bag in some areas) during the week leading up to the event!

We accept commercially packaged non-perishable food items and appreciate products low in sodium, sugar and corn syrup. Most needed items include soup, chili, canned meats (tuna/chicken), peanut butter and boxed meals. Please no glass items.

If the local Scouts missed your home, please bring your food to the nearest Harmons Grocery Store, your local pantry or Utah Food Bank.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this event please sign up here: https://forms.gle/zvZK45pPXBpdHtTv5 


2020 Operation Slickrock, Moab, Grand County Utah

March 20-29, 2019

Concept of Operations 

Operation Slickrock is an outgrowth from Operations Fiery Furnace and Portal Vista.  The previous two operations were fire response and fire mitigation, respectively, that took place in 2018 and 2019.  As Team Rubicon’s relationship with the community has grown, there continues to be increasing needs in the region.  Team Rubicon has been asked by the community to return in a continued effort to prepare the region for fire mitigation and mass sheltering.

In March 2019, during an advance reconnaissance to identify a location for billeting in 2020, the recon team was approached by the county to provide the following:  

  1. Continued fire mitigation operations in areas identified as high fire risk.
  2. Assist the county in identifying an area for mass sheltering of at least 200 persons 
  3. Provide organization support and instructors for:
    1. ICS 300 (Incident Command System Course)
    2. ICS 400 (Incident Command System Course)
    3. Mission Planning Training (MPT)
    4. FEMA Points of Distribution (PODS)
    5. Public Information Officer (PIO) Training
    6. Communications Support
  4. Heavy Equipment Operations at the grounds of the Old Spanish Trail Arena

Though Team Rubicon does not have the capabilities to support all requests, the ground was laid to include best-in-class VOAD partners into a major state and regional sized exercise to test implementation of major capabilities across VOAD groups. 

A Mission Planning Team was formed, and, as a result the following concept of operations was formulated:

  1. Provide continued Sawyer 1 and 2 operations to the community for fire mitigation.  
    1. In addition to fire mitigation operations, courses will be conducted for Sawyer 1 and Sawyer 2 courses.  Team Rubicon- Utah requests Team Rubicon Training Cadre at the National level to conduct Sawyer (1 and 2) training.
  2. Provide organization support and training as per the request of Grand County for the following:
    1. ICS 300 and 400 conducted by the State of Utah Department of Emergency Services
    2. Team Rubicon to provide training for
      1. MPT 
      2. PIO 
    3. Stop the Bleed – Local community instructors
    4. Provide Heavy Equipment Operations on site at the Old Spanish Trail Arena
    5. Food Handler Certification for interested individuals – provided by the Salvation Army.
    6. In addition, conduct a HEO1 course with “stick time’ for current HEO1/2’s. Team Rubicon- Utah requests Team Rubicon Training Cadre at the National level to conduct Heavy Equipment Operator 1 training. 
  3. Coordinate with state VOAD organizations to build a better disaster response and highlight the respective skill sets of the State VOADs while helping to increase the bandwidth for Team Rubicon in conducting operations in Grand County.  This will include:
    1. Salvation Army to provide meals for the duration of operations.
    2. Southern Baptists to provide laundry/shower facilities for participants, as well as sawyers to help with fire mitigation operations.
    3. Church of Scientology to provide transport for heavy equipment as well as sawyers to help with fire mitigation operations.
    4. American Red Cross to provide sheltering for participants.
    5. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- LDS Charities to provide spontaneous volunteers for tree debris removal
  4. Size, Scope, and Duration
    1. At present, with VOAD and state resource can sustain a FOB of 300-350 individuals, to support individuals involved in various roles, ranging from Greyshirts in mitigation operations, course training and C&G in addition to individuals with State and National VOAD’s
    2. 300-350 individuals involved in the following:
      1. Fire Mitigation operations at 10 sites
      2. Sawyer Training (Sawyer 1 and 2) at four to five sites
      3. Heavy Equipment operations and training at one site
      4. Grand County EM/Sheriff to provide communication and organizational support
      5. Classroom based instruction at 4 sites
        1. State of Utah will conduct ICS 300 and 400 during 5 days on site for 30 individuals from surrounding counties and for Team Rubicon Personnel
        2. Team Rubicon to conduct classroom training for Sawyer 1 and Sawyer 2 courses, Mission Planning Process course, and Heavy Equipment Operator 1 course.
        3. FEMA certified instructors to conduct FEMA PODS training and PIO
        4. Food Handler Certification course to be provided by Salvation Army as per Utah Department of Health Regulations.
      6. Food Service for 9 days provided by Salvation Army Utah
    3. Duration of operation: 8 days
    4. Operation expected to last from March 20th - March 29th
      For more information on how to volunteer for this event please contact Kelly Weldon - hkellyweldon@msn.com 

Rex Lee Run

March 28,2020

The Cougs vs Cancer 5K Race honoring former President Rex Lee is an annual race giving proceeds to support cancer research at the BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research. The annual 5k race funds full-time student cancer research fellowships, providing BYU undergraduate and graduate students the chance to begin their careers as the next generation of cancer clinicians and researchers.

Since its beginning in 1996, the Rex Lee Run has raised more than $500,000 to fund over 200 students' cancer research projects. Without the run, BYU would be unable to support and facilitate foundational discovery research leading to the development of more effective methods to prevent, diagnose, treat and ultimately cure cancer.

This year, celebrating its 25th anniversary, the run continues to be sponsored by the Simmons Center for Cancer Research with the help of the BYU Cougars vs Cancer Group, a student club affiliated with the Simmons Center.

The run is held in honor of Rex E. Lee, former BYU president and founding Dean of the J. Reuben Law School. Rex E. Lee valiantly fought and ultimately passed away from cancer.

Take part in BYU’s stand against cancer and support cancer research in your local community by registering for the run today.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please go to this page: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1csP4eHEv6p1MFjMkgMOJI8IoCROxdUaNHlq6nQw8cGE/edit?fbclid=IwAR3Xd5ndPrwdUIF7LcyXrmGsJRitx0SQZfFD4z_E47qlxDnq5yhig7zsMfE#gid=0


Basic Bicycle Maintenance for SAG Volunteers
Tuesday, March 31 5:30 – 6:45pm
HANGAR 15 Bicycles - Millcreek
3969 S Wasatch Blvd, Salt Lake City

UtahSAG in conjunction with Hanger 15 Bicycles are pleased to announce the resumption of the Basic Bicycle Maintenance Training for SAG volunteers.  This is a basic how to training on the things that a SAG driver may need to help cyclists with on any of the open rides.  It also includes the things that SAG drivers should NOT do.

Some of the topics that will be discussed will be the different wheel mounting systems on current model bicycles (nut & bolt axle, quick release axle and the pass through axle), the different kinds of brakes on current model bicycles (side pull caliper, center pull caliper and disc brakes / cable vs hydraulic), changing a tube and using the proper tire levers for road, street and mountain bikes,  minor cable adjustments for brakes and shifters.

If you are interested in this training please sign up here: https://forms.gle/HB3czTZXREGcK9RUA 


The 10th Annual Front Runner® Metric Century Bicycle Ride will be held on May 2nd 2020. The Front Runner® Metric Century bicycle ride is the perfect way to start your season.

Front Runner Century Bicycle ride - Salt Lake City - Enjoy bicycling 100km (62 miles) along the Wasatch Front, from Salt Lake City to Ogden with less than 700 feet of total climbing, making this the perfect spring tune-up bicycle century ride.

The Front Runner® Metric Century is a one-of-a-kind cycling event in northern Utah and a fully supported charity bicycle ride with aid stations approximately every 15 miles. Add the option for a finish line catered meal (*purchased separately*) and refuel immediately afterward.

The bicycle ride starts in downtown Salt Lake City and ends at Ogden’s historic railroad depot. At the end of the bicycle ride, enjoy a unique return to Salt Lake City via UTA’s Front Runner® train. So hop on your saddle and join us on May 2nd, 2020 for this amazing Utah bike ride!

Proceeds benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, U.S. Navy & Air Force Volunteer groups.

We will be looking for the following positions:

Net Control (1 additional operator)

Rest Stops (3 stops plus starting line, 7 operators)

SAG (Prefer 5 SAG vehicles and possibly a ride along in the mechanic van)

Shuttle (1 - 2 to take riders from rest stops to finish)

Motorcycle Lead (1 operator)

Staff Shadow (1 operator)

To volunteer for this event please go to: https://forms.gle/5HNhZYAFVofCxJpr6


2020 Provo City Half Marathon and 5k Run
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 6:30am – 4:00pm

Welcome to the 13th annual PROVO CITY HALF MARATHON presented by SMILE CENTER of Utah! We are extremely grateful to Dr. Rob Jones and Dr. Dennis Blume, including their entire team for all of their support with this event.

The Provo City Half Marathon is a fast and scenic course which begins at South Fork Park in beautiful Provo Canyon, and is home to the Original Downtown Provo Finish Line! This is definitely the event to get your spring off to the right start and test your endurance after a long winter’s break! This downhill course is perfect for the rookie or the seasoned veteran, so be a part of this year’s race and earn yourself a blazing fast PR! Our mission each year is to continually strive to make this one of the best races in the valley for runners and spectators alike. The finish line is always a party with music, Magleby’s Fresh breakfast, massages, entertainment and activities for kids, and of course an abundance of random prize giveaways. Being the Original Downtown Provo race, we are ready to prove once again that Provo knows how to have a good time! The Half Marathon course is USATF certified and all participants will be chip timed and receive gender-specific event shirts. Half Marathon finishers will also be rewarded with high-quality custom finisher medals.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this event please send an email to Duane Jensen at ke6aqs@yahoo.com.


2020 Salt Flats Endurance Run


Fri, May 1, 2020, 6:30am – Sat, May 2, 2020, 7:30pm


Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway, Bonneville Speedway Road, Wendover, UT 84083, USA (map)

Current Station Needs as of 01/03/2020

  • A9 = Need Operators (x1)
  • A10 = Need Operators (x1)


Welcome to the Salt Flats Endurance Run or as we like to call it SFER

This event is actually 3 separate courses operating during the event

The courses all start at the Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway at 0700 hrs, and run the same section of Salt Flats that the land-speed records are set each year at "Speed week". After 13 miles of salt and three miles of mud-flats, the runners connect up with the "Islands", mountain peaks that rise out of the salt and seem to float like islands on a white sea. 50k runners will run out the flats to the "No Post" Aid Station at 15.5 miles, and then reverse the course for an exact 50k. 50 Mile and 100 Mile runners will run along rolling hills and connect two and four significant climbs respectively along the remainder of the course, and the 100 milers will even cross into Nevada where the Donner-Reed Party left Utah on their way to their fateful encounter with the harsh Sierra Nevada Mountains. All three courses finish back at the start.

This event presents a unique opportunity for Ham Radio Operators to “Stress Test” their equipment in one of the harshest environments known to man.

This event will stress you as an operator and your equipment to its fullest potential.

The weather at this time of year can be everything from sunny and low 80's to blowing snow and low 20's.

The salt desert is a unique environment, and wind is generally a constant. As a result, if the winds are high, the aid stations may not have shade canopies as you’ll find in many of the other 100’s. Plan accordingly

With all of this excitement it makes you feel like you’re on a distant planet or in a Star Wars Movie.

This is a 36 hour event that requires the use of high power (minimum 25 watts) VHF/UHF Amateur Radio voice operations.

It also allows you as an operator to experiment with some of your own “Home Brew” inventions as communications back to Net Control can sometimes become a challenge all on its own.

One example of this is one operators that has staffed this event from the beginning has discovered that using a remote cross band repeater, allows the operator to gain access to one of the mountain top repeaters while being at the aid station that is tucked inside of a cove.

Another operator has found that using 2 remote base units allows the operator to use a handheld at the aid station and then uses the high power remote base to transmit to Net Control.

The options are truly endless and this event is always throwing different situations that get to be solved.

We have 14 Aid stations and 8 Net Control slots that need Ham Radio Support. Not all positions are for the full 36 hours of the event.

So making this into a day trip or a weekend event is possible.

We encourage EARLY SIGNUP as most of the station assignments fill up quite quickly.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this event please send an e-Mail to UTTHREAT@Gmail.com

They will then communicate directly with you to confirm and assign you to an Aid Station for the event.

Volunteer before February 1st to reserve your official race shirt!!!!!


Ride 4 Education - Tim Wangsgaard Memorial Bicycle Ride

May 16, 2020

Who we are: USEA is a statewide 501(c)(5) nonprofit organization that represents the Education Support Professionals (ESPs) in Utah’s public education system. Our members include clerical services, custodial and maintenance services, food services, health and student services, para-educators, security services, skilled trades, technical services and transportation services. The individuals in these roles are essential to quality public education and student success. We offer multiple scholarships to individuals looking to enhance their education. It is our hope that this annual event will allow us to extend our offerings to students that are looking to further their education.

USEA’s Vision: Great Public Schools where school support professionals are recognized and respected as essential partners in student success.

USEA’s Mission is to empower, support and elevate school support professional careers to positively impact student success.

USEA’s Core Values are: 

Respect: We believe public education is vital to building respect and opportunity for the worth, dignity, and equality of every individual in our diverse society.

Community: We believe public education is the cornerstone of our community. Public education provides individuals with the skills to be involved, informed, and engaged in our community.

Professionalism: We believe that the expertise and judgment of school support professionals are essential to student success. We maintain the highest professional standards, and we expect the status, compensation, and respect due all professionals.

Relationships: We believe relationships with parents, families, communities, and other stakeholders are essential to quality public education and student success.

Unity: We believe individuals are strengthened when we work together for the common good. As school support professionals, we improve both our professional status and the quality of public education when we unite and advocate collectively.

To volunteer to assist with this event please follow this link: https://forms.gle/HNfTMwBppbiPEAQu9


2020 Angel Hands Foundation Ride with the Angels

May 16, 2020
Copperton Park, 8700 10305 S, Copperton, UT (map)

Angel Hands Foundation's primary purpose is to assist with medically related expenses, either not covered or partially covered, by insurance. AHF also assists with non-medically necessary equipment that has shown to improve the quality of life for individuals. Even with insurance benefits, many families often struggle to give their children some of the simple joys in life. Hearing aids, wheel chairs, specialty strollers, special beds, braces, therapy spas, specialty bicycles, air conditioning and air filtration systems, special bath tubs, and many other items have been provided to our children.

AHF provides educational support by bringing our families together locally, to network and discuss individual issues related to health care, future personal needs, and education. AHF also assists families with expenses related to attending national conferences to meet families from around the country living with the same rare condition, learn about the latest treatments and research on their child’s disease, as well as meeting the scientists who are doing research and medical specialists on their child’s disease.

Emotional, moral, and social support is often not available for families with rare conditions that are available for more common diagnosis. AHF has developed a support system for our families. This has provided emotional support during difficult moments. Hospitalization is difficult each time our children get sick, and death is unbearable when our children die. This happens too often for many of our families.

For more information about the ride please go to https://angelshands.org/ride-with-the-angels-2020/

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this event please go to the following page and sign up:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBfAicftEjhBMIEA3uh6Tp_5a8LYZLGpiGBtRpByepDa76kQ/viewform 


If your club/group has an event that they would like to have added to the calendar please send an email to mickey@utahsag.org with the details.

Don't forget to add yourself to the UtahSAG Email list if you want to get email notifications about upcoming events.