Posen Spud Run

2018 Spud Run Information

Spud Run info from Mike Horn, Club President

SPUD RUN 2018 – Operation Plan
Revised 1240 09-07-17

This represents volunteers confirmed via e-mail as of 1240 Friday September 7. Some additional
commitments have been voiced and are expected but these are the hard data points.

The checkpoints to be manned are numbered. 
1)	 KE8DAFw. mobile rig and base antenna on mast. Race Committee Tent, Finish Line
      1A)  W8LI - Starting Line and turn off 4th Avenue to Finish
2)	 W8LI - Campground entrance
3)	 AF5QX  - Turn at 4th Avenue and State Street/634
      3A)  AF5QX  Turn at State Street/634 and 3rd Avenue
4)	 AF5QX - 
5)	 W8KQ - Turn on/off R/R grade-State Trail
6)	 WB8TQZ - Turnaround ¾ mile down the State Trail
We will not have KC8CMQ following the tail end of the group this year.

Presently W8LI is assigned between the Starting Line and the Campground Entrance with priority
to the Campground Entrance. It's important to warn traffic coming out of that location.
As additional personnel become available, the first of them will take up the Campground Entrance
and W8LI will revert to the Starting Line.
The next additional operator will go to Checkpoint 4 at the corner of Third Ave. and First St.
The next additional operator will go to Checkpoint 3A at the corner of Third Ave. and 
State St./634 with AF5QX moving to Checkpoint 3 at the corner of Fourth Ave. and State St./634.
The next additional operator will work with KE8DAF at the Race Committee tent.
	 
We'll continue to use 146.535 Simplex in the same manner as we have in the past.
Talk-in will be on 147.02+/103.5 for any needing it.
H/T's have been sufficient in the past but if you wish to park your vehicle and use the mobile
rig, you are free to do so. Just be sure to keep clear of the course.
There will be an ambulance crew in attendance. I will have an 800MHz H/T if it is needed for
relaying reports to them.

Last year's procedures were really good with stations doing quite well at making their
transmissions brief and well-organized. Thanks to all who contributed to that and let's
build off it again this year.
As before,  if reporting an injured participant have the following: Location, Description
of victim runner/walker, bib number, sex, approximate age, injury). If the victim declines
treatment, pass that along, too

Fire Department personnel are again expected to be present on State Street/634 to deter fast
or careless drivers.

Bring a reflective/high-visibility vest if you have one.  For anyone needing one for future use,
Fastenal on U.S. 23 North in Alpena has a good assortment of them.

Weather is expected to be clear and cool with low humidity and a light wind.

The race starts at 0900. Registration for the participants starts at 0800.
I try to be there and set up by that time. That would be a good time to plan on showing up.
The last couple of years we've moved out around 0830 in order to be on station by 0845.
Since I'm walking down the trailagain this year, I don't want to be late getting started.
We are usually finished by 1015-1030.

I will stay around after the event to take any comments on what worked and what didn't.
It's always been instructional.

Original Word Doc version of above

Spud Run Operation Plan (Word Doc)

Spud Run Info from the 67th Annual Posen Potato Festival Flyer



Map


PICARC/TBARC will support the 2018 Spud Run with Amateur Radio members stationed at various points along the route. The club will provide communication resources to monitor and report any needed assistance.


2017 Spud Run Information


Spud Run Info from the 66th Annual Posen Potato Festival Flyer


2017 Spud Run Operation Plan

2016 Spud Run



Spud Run Map 2016

PICARC supported the 2016 Spud Run with Amateur Radio members stationed at various points along the route. The club provided communication resources to monitor and report any needed assistance.