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ohlone50k.com 2001-2012

2006 Credits

Race Directors:  Rob Byrne & Larry England

Founder and Patron Saint:  John Vonhof

Heroes of the East Bay Regional Park District:

  • Mark Ragatz - Special events coordinator
  • Kelly Barrington and Thayne Beard - Park Rangers for Mission Peak, Sunol and Ohlone
  • Al Olivera - Park Ranger for Del Valle

Artistic Director:   Tom Hamel

Generalissimo of Course Marking:  Kirk Boisseree

World Class Course Marking Crew:  Chris Batteate (L), Kirk Boisseree, Lorraine Sorrensen, Joe Swenson, Steve Bradley, Errol “Rocket” Jones, Hollis Lenderking, Mike Palmer, Zach Grossman, Nicholas Fiori

Pre-Race Preparation:  Chris Byrne, Larry England

Communications Coordinator:  Dave McBrayer (N6OJJ)

Radio Communications:   Dick Gorringe (WA6STR), Dave McBrayer (N6OJJ), Jim Magill (KG6OGH), Jesse Gonzaga (KD6NNA), Stan Bringer (WA6IRZ), Able Hurtado (K6ABL), Tim Kyle (KC6QLV)

Race Day Staffing




Pre-Race Prep


  • Chris Byrne
  • Rob Byrne
  • Larry England
  • Carol Laplant
  • Laymond Pon


Meet at Rob’s house at 1:00pm Friday afternoon.

Picking, packing, parsing, shopping, fetching, cleaning, sorting, prepping.

Course Pre-Sweeps

  • Tom Kaisersatt

Tom will start around 5:15am will and pre-sweep ahead of runners to check trail markings.

Parking & Bus Loading at Del Valle

  • Rob Byrne (L)
  • Larry England (L)
  • Bjorn Hamel (L)

Bring a flashlight.  Meet parking lot adjacent to Lichen Bark Picnic Area.

After unloading truck, ferry truck to Sunol Regional Park, then return to Del Valle.

Park gate opens at 5:30am.

5:30am - 6:45am

Start Line

6:45am - 8:15am

  • Rob Byrne
  • Chris Byrne (L)
  • Kathy Davies


Volunteers should be on site around 6:30-6:45 to set up.

Mobile Logistics, in truck w/ Ranger

  • Larry England

Radio:  Dick Gorringe (WA6STR) (L)


Course Sweeps

  • Jim Magill (M) (w/ radio KG6OGH)
  • Adam Ray (L)
  • Jennifer Ray (S)
  • Gene Weddle (L)

7:45am - 6:00pm.

Be at race start at 7:45am.

Adam and Jennifer are taking the bus to the start.

Jim will carry handheld radio.

David Kim will provide transportation for sweeps back to Start.

Laurel Loop Aid Station

Open 8:30am - Close 10:00am

  • Rick Corella (L)
  • Debra Hanschar (M)
  • Hollis Lenderking (M)
  • Anna Silva (XL)
  • Brad Thompson

Radio:  Jesse Gonzaga (KD6NNA)

Pick up supplies at Start at 7:00am.  Rick will bring a SUV to transport supplies. Drive in and be on site at 8:00am.

After aid station closes, drop supplies in Ryder truck in Sunol Regional Park.

Sunol Aid Station

Open 8:45am - Close 10:45am

  • Dee Bringer (M)
  • Wini Jebian (M)
  • David Kim (M)
  • Suki Martin (M)
  • Jeff Martin (M)

Radio:  Stan Bringer (WA6IRZ)

Be on site at 8:00am, this is the main hub for all back country aid station transporation.

Wini w/ vehicle to transport dropping runners to Finish.  Wini to stay until last runner has passed Maggie’s Half Acre.

David will drive around to the Finish after the aid station closes.

Supplies to be delivered on Sunday.

Backpack Area Aid Station

 (3.37 mile hike/run from Sunol)

Open 9:30am - Close 12:00pm

  • Carl Andersen (L)
  • Ann Trason (S)
  • Debbie Mayhew (M)
  • Steve Reagan (XL)

Radio:  Able Hurtado (K6ABL) (XL) 

Volunteers hike in at 8:00 (or earlier) from Sunol.

Supplies to be cached on Saturday.

Goat Rock Aid Station

(5.85 hike/run from Sunol)

Open 10:00am - Close 1:00pm

  • Ken Howell (XL)
  • Tom Conrad (L)
  • Panagiotis Panagiotou (L)
  • Helmut Roesner (L)

Ken, Tom, and Pan are camping at the aid station site on Saturday night.   They will deliver their packs to Larry by Thursday, and we will cache them along with the aid station supplies on Saturday.

Helmut will hike in on race morning - beginning early enough to be there by 9:30.

Supplies to be cached on Saturday.

Maggie’s Half Acre Aid Station

(10.59 mile hike/run from Sunol)

Open 10:30am - Close 3:00pm

  • Tom Morse
  • Mike Myers
  • Brad Thompson
  • Craig Welch (L)

Radio:  Tim Kyle (KC6QLV) (L)

Tom and Mike are camping overnight at Maggie’s.  We will meet at the Sunol ranger station at 7:00am Saturday to haul them and their equipment to the site.

Craig and Brad are going to run in to the aid station and back out afterwards.  They will start at 7:15 and will check course markings between Sunol and Maggie’s.

Supplies to be delivered on Saturday.

Tim will ride with rangers to the aid station in the morning, meeting at Sunol at 7:45am.

Schlieper Rock Aid Station

(5.35 mile hike/run from Del Valle)

Open 11:15am - Close 5:00pm

  • Bob Agazzi (L)
  • Nicola James (L)
  • Julian Martinez
  • Grant Wilcox

Radio:  Dick Gorringe (WA6STR) (L)

Bob and Nicola begin hiking in from Del Valle beginning at 8:00am.

Supplies to be cached on Saturday.

Stromer Spring Aid Station

(2.0 mile hike/run from Del Valle)

Open 11:30am - Close 5:30pm

  • Phil Brown (XL)
  • Robin Nicholson (M)
  • Lorri Paulsen (M)

Phil to ride in with ranger at 9:30, be on hand at aid station closing to reload ranger vehicle.  Ride or hike out at your option.

Tim (radio) will ride in and out with Ranger.  Depart from Del Valle at 9:00am.

Supplies to be delivered on Sunday by Ranger, will depart Del Valle around 9:30.

Ranger will return at 5:30pm to retrieve volunteers and supplies.

Finish Line

Del Valle

Close 6:00pm

  • Chris Byrne
  • Rob Byrne
  • Tropical John Medinger (L)
  • Dot Finigan (S)
  • Dr. Stan Hadjuk (L)
  • Dennis Hartley (M)
  • Paula Heckler
  • David Kim
  • Flo Putney (M)
  • Tim Putney (M)
  • Veronica Vanderstoep (M)
  • John Vonhof (XL)

Radio:  Dave McBrayer (N6OJJ) (L)

Volunteers be on site by 9:00am.

David Kim will come over after closing the Sunol aid station.

Post Race clean up

  • Chris Byrne
  • Rob Byrne
  • Lynn Schankliess
  • Bill White


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