TCARA

The Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association

Serving Ithaca, New York and the surrounding communities

Public Service Events

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2017 Public Service Event Calendar

Skunk Cabbage Classic:
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Named for the plant (and its unmistakable strong smell) that appears around the half-way point of the half-marathon. The Skunk Cabbage Classic, Half Marathon & 10K, goes through the gentle rolling hills of the Ellis Hollow area in Ithaca, New York. With the use of Amateur Radio we provide Health & Safety Communications to the runners in the Ellis Hollow area of Ithaca, New York.

Cayuga Lake Triathlon:
Sunday, August 6, 2017

The triathlon is held in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York and home to a number of world famous wineries. Athletes begin the race with a swim in one of the crown jewels of the region, the refreshingly cool waters of Cayuga Lake, then bike along scenic rolling hills revealing spectacular views of the lake, finishing the race with a run near the lake shore, through the shaded and magnificent gorge trail to the park's namesake, Taughannock Falls, the highest water fall in the Northeast at 215 feet. With the use of Amateur Radio we provide Health & Safety Communications to the triathlon, participants in the area of Taughannock Falls, near Trumansburg, New York.

AIDS Ride for Life:
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Experience the scenic beauty of Cayuga Lake and its surrounding areas. This event is coordinated from Stewart Park in Ithaca, New York and is a bike ride around Cayuga Lake including the counties of Tompkins, Cayuga, and Seneca. With the use of Amateur Radio we provide Health & Safety Communications to the cyclists.