Carmel Marathon (Hamilton County)

Sat 03-30 8:00am - 2:00pm

The Hamilton County Amateur Radio Team is again assisting this event for 2019. This is both a 13.1M and 26.2M Marathon.

The 9th annual Carmel Marathon will be run Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Carmel Marathon is comprised of a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and Carmel 8K. The races will begin at 8:00 AM and starts and ends at the Carmel Paladium (126th Street just west of Range Line Road). Amateur Radio communication has been requested. Each Amateur radio operator will be assigned to a combined water stop and medical aid station on the route and will provide communication for Medical personnel that are assigned to each location.

Like last year Amateur radio operators will be assigned to medical aid locations. The assignments will be posted on a web page and emails will be sent out with updates. All locations are posted on the map with letter assignment, green with a circle below them After the race has passed your assigned position, the Net Control will either reassign or dismiss you from the event. The communicators are not required to remain in one spot until the entire race is finished. The event is expected to run from 6:30 AM until 1:30 PM. On the day of the race the net will be on the 145.17+ crossband 443.55+ Repeater, tone 77.0. Net control will also be monitoring 146.46 Simplex if you are not able to make the repeater.

If you are able to help with this event please email Steve Kremer, KF9ZA at If you’ve volunteered for this in the past I’ll make every attempt to assign you to the same location as in past years. I’ve already had a meeting with the race organizer and our role will be the same as in past years.

Please note: If you have volunteered for the Carmel Marathon there is a real good chance you will get an “automated” email from their volunteer coordinator. In the past they’ve been sort of consistent in having a volunteer choice of “ham radio” as a choice. Please follow their instructions as best you can, but please don’t let their sign up form take the place of a direct email to me. Also, for some reason my email is not working. Please email me at: