Semper 5ive Miler Plan of Action

Version: 20210512 v5

Overview


Participants

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Assignments

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Event Safety

To prepare for participation in live, in person MCMO events, please note the changes to mitigation strategies intended to protect runners, spectators, Marines and staff. During the two live events in 2020, the MCMO allowed participants to remove their masks during the run. However, on January 21, 2021, the Federal government instituted a “mask mandate” for all federal properties. Amplifying guidance issued to the MCMO on February 4, 2021 stated that everyone coming aboard MCB Quantico must meet the following requirements:

MCMO staff and volunteers will remind participants and spectators to keep their masks on. We ask this for the safety of all personnel at the event and so that we may continue to hold events aboard the Base.

To prioritize the health and safety of the MCM running community and staff, we’re taking preventative measures and implementing the following safety guidelines for all in-person events to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID–19).

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Base Access

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 obtained at the VCC up to 14 days in advance of an event. The VCC is closed on Saturdays so plan in advance of an MCM Event Series date to obtain the required access pass.

DBIDS: Please visit the DBIDS site to sign up.

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Rally Point

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.

Please arrive by 5:30 to ensure we can get through the briefing and onto the course before they start closing the roads. The race starts at 0700

Please ensure that if you need to get a base pass, please ensure it will allow you on base at that time.

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Mission

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 Start immediately. There will be an ambulance on site for the duration of the event under the command of Top Doc.

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Parking

We have permission to access the course. If you are located on a road, please pull to the side or use the nearest parking lot.

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Equipment

This is a completely new event for us (and the MCMO), so Semper Gumby is the word of the day. Be prepared for just about anything. If possible, bring a mobile just in case. Depending on the needs at the finish and at the OSV a crossband will likely be required.

Marc, N1BED is going to bring a cross band and it will run on 445.000 MHz with no tone in the nearest parking lot.

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Operational Parameters

We will plan to operate on simplex at 147.525, the normal ARES operational frequency. We will also have crossband systems at 445.000 MHz, and likely one at XBand 1 (445.950 100.0 Hz).

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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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Maps

Semper 5ive Map

Semper 5ive Map
Semper 5ive Map

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