Florida Striders – Run To The Sun 8k

RTTS_2015A special thanks to those who helped out with the Florida Strider’s Run To The Sun 8k event on this past Saturday.  We had 8 of our members out for the event, with two of those actually running in the race!

Don Munson
Eric Sanderson
Yolanda Matthews
Cheri Hunsburger
Jim Schroeder
Joe Bassett
Scott Roberts

Click PLAY below to hear comments by KC4JES, Joe Strickland, Race Director for the Run To The Sun Event.

Click the map below to see the course map2014 RTTS 8K Race Course - 8 CCSO & 17 Course Marshal Positions

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NFBC: 24th Annual Tour De Forts – 04/26/2015

NFBC: 24th Annual Tour de Forts Classic

When: Sunday, Apr 26, 2015
Time: 7AM – 4PM

Bartram Trail High School
7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway
St. Johns, FL  32259

It is time for the Tour De Forts again.  We are looking for volunteers to support this event.  We are requested to have volunteers ride in the SAG vehicles and cover rest stops.

If you are interested please let Michael Hendershot know via email mike.k4mikh ‘at’ gmail.com or use the online form.

Follow this link to Tour De Forts Registration Page

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Angry Tortoise Run – BRAVO ZULU!!!!!

angry-tortoise25k-flyer-d5This email came to me this morning, and I wanted to share it with everyone in ClayARES.
Thank you to all those who helped with the Angry Tortoise Run…

Andrew Lee, N4NXS
Doug Mann, K1FTR
Don Munson, W4GFQ
Eric Sanford, KM4DSG
James Schroeder, W1JCS


Good Morning Scott,

I just wanted to send a quick email to say thanks again to you and your guys for coming out to support our race.  You guys sure made the race run more smoothly and made my job a lot easier!

I’d also like to brag about the races accomplishments, which you guys were a big part of:

We raised about $1,000 for the FSTC Children’s running program, which helps keep elementary school kids active and healthy, which in turn helps improve their school performance and their futures!

The participants also raised over $350 directly for Cary State Forest, through the sales made at the Friends of Florida State Forest table.

And finally, we donated all of the left over supplies, food, and last years shirts to JASMYN, brining the total impact of our small 125 person event up to near $2,000!

Thanks again for your help!

Charlie Sauter-Hunsberger

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Get a better signal out of your handheld radio

thumb1“We’ve all done it. Standing on our tippy toes. The dance, slowly swiveling around, alternating holding our arms up in the air and hands close to our ears. I’m talking about the weird contortions we do until we get the best signal out of our handheld radio.”

Read the full article from KB9VBR

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2015 Angry Tortoise Run


This past Sunday, Clay County ARES supported the Florida Striders Track Club in their annual Angry Tortoise Run held at the Cary State Forest.

We had 7 operators on site for the event.  All communication was done via simplex.

Thank you to those operators who made this event possible.  The event organizers were very pleased with the support that we provided and have already said they want us to assist on other events!

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