Brooksie Way Activation

Brooksie Way Half Marathon

The McLaren Brooksie Way Half Marathon is one of Oakland County's premier quality of life events. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote Oakland County and encourage people to become more physically active.

Race proceeds support programs that encourage healthy and active lifestyle and are distributed through Brooksie Way Minigrants. In little more than a year, Brooksie Way Minigrants have put more than $150,000 back into Oakland County communities, touching thousands of lives along the way.

ARPSC has supported this event since 2012, by providing additional "eyes and ears" along the course, interfacing directly with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, which manages the safety aspects for the activity for the affected municipalities (Oakland Township, Rochester Hills, and Rochester, MI).

An Opportunity for Digital Mobile Radio

New in 2016 was the ARPSC's first large scale deployment of Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) technology through a temporary repeater and various hand held units. Many members took advantage of the TYT-380 which offers good performance at a reasonable price.

Integrated with Public Safety

By integrating with the Oakland County public safety community, ARPSC was able to demonstrate its capability of deploying members in an organized fashion and managing the communications between members and the Oakland County Sheriff. The exercise also successfully leveraged permenant and temporary infrastructure, including a temporary vehicle-based repeater deployed along the course.

The next running of the Brooksie way will be Sunday, September 24, 2017

View of the Starting Line
Photo courtesy of the Brooksie Way Organization

Inside the mobile command post--Brooksie Way 2014
Photo courtesy of Jim Richards

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