The Afton Trail Run is supported by many great HAM / Amateur Radio Operators – and spearheaded by Brendan Johnson. If you are a licensed HAM Radio Operator and would like to volunteer in that capacity, please contact us and we will put you in touch with Rick and Jayne.
Putting on an ultra-distance and trail-running races in a remote location with minimal cellular phone coverage on portions of the race-course is challenging to say the least. In order to maintain the highest level of safety for all of our runners, volunteers and staff we rely on Amateur Radio Operators also known as HAM radio operators. Each one of our events is staffed with an army of experienced radio operators who provide communications, runner tracking, facilitate logistics and coordinate emergency response. Without this dedicated group of often unsung volunteers we would not be able to host our events in the safe and organized manner that we do today.