July 4th Firecracker 5k run

Early on July 4th, the OVH supported the Firecracker 5k run at the Freedom Center on the George Mason campus. Unlike the Mini-Tris that the OVH supports, this event had the runners on the streets outside of the campus. Therefore, the organizers wanted eyes on that part of the course with our instant radio support. Andy, KJ4MPT was Shadow and Net Control. Theresa, KG4TVM; Ken, KN4DD; Al, KB4BHB and John, KG4NXT manned posts along the race course. The police completely blocked off University Blvd which was a big help. This contrasts with the Mini-Tris, where some traffic is allowed. The race ended without safety incidents.

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Friendly cone truck
Friendly cone truck


University turnaround
University Blvd turnaround
running on university
Running on University Blvd.
Race starts
Race starts
Firecracker 5k Event - lined up to start
Firecracker 5k Event – lined up to start

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