Belleau Wood 8K - Run Amuck 2018 Plan of Action

Updated 23 June 2018 v5




Rally Point

We will meet at the McDonald’s at 3500 Russell Rd A, Quantico, VA 22134. This is the McDonald’s located on base, at the rear gate next to the Exchange. Please remember to bring appropriate identification to get on base (you driver’s license is acceptable, other forms of government ID may also be). Talk-in on the Woodbridge 2m machine.

We will meet at 0530.


The Belleau Wood 8K starts at 0645 and there are about 800 participants already registered.

The Run Amuck starts in waves at 0715 and there are about 1300 participants (sold out).

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 Shadow immediately. There will be an ambulance on site for the duration of the event under the command of Top Doc. In the past, the Run Amuck has seen a number of injuries, generally ankle related. Because of the nature of the course, there will be a couple of gators running around to bring people from Aid 2 down to Top Doc at the main aid station. A transport decision will be made there.


An HT should be sufficient at most locations. We will have a high powered station at Water 1, hopefully with some sort of antenna mast. A head-set is almost a mandatory accessory, especially in the near-field area where they pump the music up to 11[1].

Operational Parameters

We will be operating simplex at 147.525, the normal ARES operational frequency. If you elect to use a cross-band to supplement your abilities, the input at 445.950 PL 100.0 Hz and output at 147.525. These are channels 31 and 36 in the Quick Reference Guide.

Media Relations

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


Belleau Wood 8K Run Amuck combined map
Belleau Wood 8K Run Amuck combined map

  1. It’s a Spinal Tap (movie) reference.  ↩