MCM Quantic 12K Run

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The assignments for this race are as follows:

Rally Point

DBIDS: In accordance with Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) policy, all runners, volunteers, spectators and sponsors requiring access to the base for the MCM Event Series must have an approved ID and be registered into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), prior to being allowed on base. All individuals, age 18 and above, who do not possess a valid Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID card (CAC – Common Access Card & TESLIN – active, retiree, dependent, reserve, individual ready reserve) must register into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) and stop by the Visitor Control Center (VCC) to obtain a visitor pass. Passes can be applied for 30 days in advance and obtained at the VCC up to 14 days in advance of an event. Plan in advance for any MCM Event Series date to obtain the required access pass. Please visit the MCM DBIDS site for information. Passes can be picked up anytime before the event, but not on the day of the event.

We will meet at the McDonald’s at 13500 Russell Rd A, Quantico, VA 22134. This is the McDonald’s located on base, at the rear gate next to the Exchange. McDonalds does not open until 0500.

We will meet at 0530. The race starts at 0730, but we need to get down the road before the traffic. Fortunately, there is not going to be a lot of traffic, but please be at the rally no later than 0545 because I will be taking you out onto the course.

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Our primary mission is eyes on the course to provide safety and back up the Marine Corps Marathon personnel. In the event of a downed runner, contact OSV immediately. There will be appropriate medical support on site for the duration of the event under the command of Top Doc.

The Quantico 12K: The Quantico 12K hosts the 7.46 mile run through Marine Corps Base Quantico. Preparation begins here for Marines, as well as many runners training for the MCM.

Note: Mile 7 will be responsible for letting us know when the runners pass this location OUTBOUND as well when they pass inbound. Please pay attention to the calls from Mile 7 and make sure you understand which direction the runners are going.

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We have permission to park at, or near the critical points. Please make sure to keep your vehicle as far off the course as possible. Those supporting the Arch (Start/Finish) and the OSV, there will be parking provided in the staff parking area. For everyone else, park where it is going to give you the best view and off the course. Course passes will be emailed individually.


Based on our site survey, the course can be managed with HTs, but a mobile with external antenna is preferred. Where possible, a headset is a valuable asset.

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Operational Parameters

We will plan to operate on simplex at 147.525, the normal ARES operational frequency. Relays may be needed. All support requests need to be sent to OSV, where they will be managed as in an EOC situation.

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Media Relations

Any questions asked by the public or the media, are to be directed to the Race Officials.

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Quantico 12K Map
Quantico 12K Map