This is the UtahSAG page where we will be listing events that have been confirmed to be occurring soon, hopefully providing HAM operators enough time to schedule their time to help with these events.
Please go to the UtahSAG Calendar to view events through to the end of the year.
I have just enetered the events for the 2023 support season beginning with Quartzfest January 22 - 28 in Quartzite AZ. I am awaiting information about past events from February to see if they will be happening this year. The first Utah events are the Moab Skinny Tire Festival and the Rex Lee Cougs vs Cancer run in March. And then things start getting busy in April all the way through to the end of October this year.
And we always end the year with the NWS/NOAA/ARRL Skywarn Recognition Day the first Saturday in December (local time Friday 5:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday).
If you are a HAM radio operator who coordinates support for an event that you would like listed on this page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your event listed.
If you are an event director and are interested in having HAM radio support for your event please contact email@example.com.
2023 Utah VHF Society Swap Meet/Annual Meeting
Sat, February 25, 2023, 9am – 4pm
Davis County Legacy Events Center, 151 S 1100 W, Farmington, UT
Announcing the 2023 Utah VHF Society Swap Meet
The Utah VHF Society is pleased to announce the annual swap meet, scheduled to be held on Saturday, 25 February, 2023. The location is the same as in recent years - the Davis County Legacy Events Center, building #2 (151 S. 1100 W. Farmington).
Barring any (currently) unforseen circumstances, please reserve this date and join us there where you may buy, sell, and trade your "stuff" - not to mention see friends that you haven't seen for a while.
Please make an extra effort to pay your dues in advance using whatever method you prefer (via PayPal, mail a check) so the wait time in line can be minimized: Those who are "paid up" won't have to wait as long in line.
If you don't know when your Utah VHF Society membership expires and/or you need information about how to renew, that information may be found in the article immediately below this one.
More details about this event on the Utah VHF Society web site.
March 11-14, 2023 — Moab Skinny Tire Festival, Moab, UT
Road cycling tour in iconic Moab, Utah. The four routes of the Festival highlight Moab's different riding opportunities. Two days follow the mighty Colorado River corridor, both up-stream and downstream.
The other two days leave the valley and climb the beautiful canyon roads into red rock country visiting Dead Horse Point State Park and Arches National Park. Live music, beverages, great food await you at the post-ride party on Saturday.
All routes have SAG vehicle support, Aid Stations, and 5 Star Event Communication volunteers. A portion of your registration is given as a donation benefitting cancer research and survivorship programs.
Cycling Teams and individual groups use the event to inspire their fundraising for large and small foundations making a difference in cancer treatments and survivorship beyond. Ask how your beneficiary can be included.
For information on how to volunteer to support this event please contact the event management directly at Beth Logan, 435-260-8889, 435-260-2334, firstname.lastname@example.org, skinnytireevents.com
2023 East Canyon Road Race & Public Ride
Saturday, April 15, 2022
Start/finish at Big Rock Campground in Morgan UT.
Starts and Finishes at Big Rock Campground, 1/2 mile east of East Canyon Resort.
60 Mile Men's & Women's Cat 1/2/3/ Course :
It starts at Big Rock Campground, goes to Henefer, and continues to Echo Canyon. Turns around at the end of Echo Canyon, back through Henefer, and finish back at Big Rock Campground.
40 Mile Women's Course :
It starts at Big Rock Campground, goes to Henefer, continues to the mouth of Echo Canyon mouth, turns around, and finishes back at Big Rock Campground.
14 Miles Junior Course:
Starts at Big Rock, goes up to Hogs Back, turns around, and finishes at Big Rock Campground.
Public Rider/NOVICE/Cat 5
Can ride 40 or 60 Miles
If you would like to volunteer to assist with this event please send an email to Annette Laughter - email@example.com
2023 The Wild Horse / Little Wild Horse
CEDAR MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS, UTAH
April 15 2023 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Delle, Utah, USA
Distances: 31, 76 miles Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
The Wild Horse will travel around and over the Cedar Mountain Wilderness, located 45 minutes west of Salt Lake City on I-80. Zero miles of pavement. All dirt and gravel roads. You will cover 76 miles and climb 5,000 feet.
The entire route is on county-maintained roads that are usually passable by any 2wd vehicle. The first nine miles are rolling uphill leading to the first real climb, up and over Hasting Cutoff Pass. Descend from the 5,775 foot summit to the west side of the Cedars, and begin a rolling, fast ride south. At mile 38 the second climb, up and over Rydalch Pass, begins. Rydalch summit, at a little over 6,000 feet, is the highest point on the route. Descend to the east bench and begin the long, winding return. A rest stop at mile 54 provides a welcome break. You cross past the base of the Hastings climb again at mile 67. From there, it is mostly downhill, fast and smooth, for the 9 miles back to the finish.
It won't be easy.
Little Wild Horse
Not up for the full deal? Try the Little Wild Horse. Route is 31 miles and 1,800 feet of climbing, including many of the same roads as The Wild Horse. Just a touch of pavement. Same start and finish area.
From the start, the Little Wild Horse heads west, parallel to I-80, before turning southwest. A gradual climb takes you to the aid station at mile 15, and the start of the Hastings Cutoff Pass. Climb from the aid station to reach the Hastings Summit, at 5,775 feet. The Stansbury mountains are directly in front of you to the east. Enjoy the descent from Hastings to the main eastside road. Nine miles from here to the finish, almost all downhill, often a fast false-flat.
Unpaved & untamed.
It won't be easy.
Not really a new kind of ride per se, but afterward, your legs will definitely feel like a baby’s legs.
Zero miles of pavement. Wide open. Challenging. Explore a land only 45 minutes west of downtown Salt Lake City where hundreds of wild horses' roam.
It won't be easy.
Volunteers need to be aware that this is a gravel ride in the west desert. There are no paved roads, so please be aware that your vehicle should be capable of travelling on dirt and gravel to get to the aid stations. Your aid station location will likely have no services available so bring your big batteries or generator. Bring adequate fluids to keep you hydrated, you will be in the desert for your entire assignment.
Did we mention that it won't be easy?
Information on how to volunteer for this event coming soon.
2023 Salt Lake City Marathon and Bike Tour
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Olympic Legacy Bridge - George S. Eccles building at the U of U
Where Beauty Meets Determination
You need to experience Salt Lake City to believe it. The Salt Lake City Marathon is challenging, yet beautiful. It’s what you make it and the team at High Altitude Special Events Management are here to support your pursuit towards greatness. We’re showing you the way. Now show us your determination!
The Huntsman Heroes is a fundraising program that provides athletes with personalized coaching, special access to capped events and a team jersey while raising much-needed funds for cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Staff, coaches, fellow participants and honored patients support committed HHH athletes in meeting both their physical and financial goals.
Each HHH participant commits to raising a pre-determined amount of money for participating in this event. 100% of all funds raised are used to fuel cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Since 2003, Hometown Heroes have raised more than $5M because people like you stepped up to support cancer research.
This program matters to the University of Utah Health Salt Lake City Marathon, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute matters to this community. This year, dedicate your run to cancer research.
As always, we will need plenty of ham radio operators for the various roles of SAG drivers, aid station operators, sweeps and other support personnel. The course will also be staffed by Law Enforcement and medics, and they will appreciate radio operators who feel comfortable in potential high stress situations.
The SLC MX has not yet established a volunteer site, however, it will be published in subsequent UtahSAG notifications in the future. If you wish to support the SLC MX this year, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and your name will be added to the direct contact list.
Thanks, Thor Femenias (KF7RKO)
2023 Utah Digital Communications Conference
Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Salt Lake Community College Conference Center 9750 S 300 W, Sandy, UT
ABOUT UTAH DCC
The conference will be a fusion of amateur radio communications and maker topics. Amateur radio is the pioneer of digital modes. This conference will focus on the amateur radio hobby that surrounds utilizing digital modes or technology in the hobby. Current emerging topics such as digital modes for emergency communications and building your own components. If you have questions, please email UtahDCC@gmail.com
Information on how to register for this event will be coming soon.
2023 Salt Flats Endurance Run
REGISTRATION FOR HAM RADIO SUPPORT IS NOW OPEN
Fri, May 5th ,2023, 6:30am – Sat, May 6th ,2023, 7:30pm
Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway, Bonneville Speedway Road, Wendover, UT 84083, USA (map)
Welcome to the Salt Flats Endurance Runs 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 on Friday May 6th at 0700hrs 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 mudflats, 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 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 starting line.
This event presents the unique opportunity for Ham Radio Operators to “Stress Test” their equipment in one ofthe 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 High 90'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-hourevent that requires the use of high power (minimum 45 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 operator 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 mountaintop repeaters while being at the aid station that is tucked inside of a cove.
Another operator has found that using a remote base unit 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 us different situations that get to be solved.
We have 15 Aid stations 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.
Aid station signup is on a “First Come/First Filled Basis”
We encourage EARLYSIGNUP 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 thru E-Mail to confirm and assign you to an Aid Station for the event.
PLEASE NOTE: The event packet is not released until 30 days prior to the event date.
ALL HAM RADIO REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE ON APRIL 31ST 2023 at 1300hrs.
2023 Front Runner Metric Century
Saturday, May 6, 2023 ⋅ 6:30am – 4:30pm
700 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104, USA
The 12th Annual Front Runner® Metric Century Bicycle Ride will be held on May 6th 2023. 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 at the multi-modal hub, 700 W 200 S 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 6th, 2023 for this amazing Utah bike ride!
Proceeds benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, U.S. Navy & Air Force Volunteer groups.
We are looking for the following positions:
Starting Line (FILLED)
Rest Stop Comms (1 operators)
RR Crossing Safety in Woods Cross (1 operator)
SAG (4 operators)
Shuttle (1 operator)
Motorcycle Mobile (FILLED)
Bicycle Ride Marshals (FILLED)
Net Control (2 operators)
Staff Shadow (1 operators)
If you would like to volunteer to support this event, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/mZcGDPtyLeNt4oSo7
2023 Provo City Half Marathon
Sat, May 13, 2023, 6:30am – 4:30pm
South Fork Park, 4988 S Fork Rd, Provo, UT 84604, USA (map)
Welcome to the 15th 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.
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, 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.
The event starts at South Fork Park in the Provo Canyon and ends in Downtown Provo at the intersection of University Ave. & Center St.
There is also a 5k option available.
If you are interested in assisting with this event, please follow this link to the volunteer signup page:
2023 Ride with the Angels
May 20, 2023 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Copperton Park, 8700 10305 S, Copperton, UT 84006, USA
Established in 2011
Our ride originated as the “Rolling Rivalry” bike ride between supporters of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University as a friendly competition to raise money for charity. 2011 was the first year that Angel’s Hands Foundation was the selected as the charity of choice.
The ride began at the football stadium of one school and ended at the football stadium of the other. Each year the starting point alternated between schools. The ride transitioned to Ride with the Angels in 2013 with the move of the ride start and end to Copperton Park. The ride has continued annually as Ride with the Angels since then.
Our mission is to fund raise for the benefit of Angel’s Hands Foundation and help provide financial resources to improve the lives of individuals with rare and undiagnosed diseases.
To provide a unique ride experience where participants have an opportunity can interact with AHF families and see first hand where there donated dollars are spent.
Integrity – 100% volunteer organization
Commitment – Provide the best ride possible
Passion – Enthusiastic support of Angel’s Hands Foundation
If you would like to volunteer to assist with the HAM radio support of this event, then please follow this link to register: