Turkey Trot 2021 Plan of Action

Updated 20211116 v3





All personell must have a pass to get on base. No exceptions. For those without a valid federal ID (military CAC/Retired Military, select others - you know who you are), please visit DBIDS to get pre-enrolled, then you will need to visit the MCM visitor’s office, located at 27031 Telegraph Rd, Stafford, VA 22556 to get your pass no earlier than Monday, November 5, 2021. I will email the point of contact to the participants.


You must wear a mask for this event if you are operating around people. Sorry, but those are the rules.

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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. Talk-in on the Woodbridge 2m machine.

We will meet at 0830, roads are scheduled to close at 0900. Be on time, I want to have folks in motion to their sites by 0850.

This is a rain, snow, or shine event. Please dress appropriately.

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The One-Mile race starts at 0930.

The 10K Turkey Trot race starts at 1000.

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 an ambulance on site for the duration of the event under the command of Top Doc.


At the water points, Mile 1/3 and Mile 5, you may find a portable/mobile set-up more effective, but an HT will also work with relays. We will set up an antenna or cross-band at the OSV on race day

A head-set is a mandatory accessory for the OSV operator (you will be in the mobile command vehicle, and there is no heat either, so wear layers). Other operators may find a headset useful.

Operational Parameters

We will be operating simplex at 147.525, the normal ARES operational frequency. All stations should be close enough to hear each other, but relays may be needed.

Media Relations

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

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