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2007 Credits

Race Directors:  Rob Byrne & Larry England

Founder and Patron Saint:  John Vonhof

Heroes of the East Bay Regional Park District:

  • Tiffany Margulici  - Special events coordinator
  • Kelly Barrington and Thayne Beard - Park Rangers for Mission Peak, Sunol and Ohlone
  • Shelly Miller -  Park Ranger for Del Valle

Artistic Director:   Tom Hamel

Generalissimo of Course Marking:  Kirk Boisseree

World Class Course Marking Crew:  Chris Batteate, Kirk Boisseree, Ken Gregorich, Errol “The Rocket” Jones, Hollis Lenderking, Joe Swenson

Pre-Race Preparation:  Chris Byrne, Larry England

Communications Coordinator:  Dave McBrayer (N6OJJ)

Radio Communications:   Dave McBrayer (N6OJJ), Stan Bringer (WA6IRZ), Jesse Gonzaga (KD6NN), Linda Kruze (KZ6Y), John Prout (KI6HUJ), Tim Kyle (KC6QLV), Dick Gorringe (WA6STR),  and Carl Costa, W6KGO

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Race Day Staffing




Pre-Race Prep

  • Chris Byrne
  • Rob Byrne
  • Larry England


Meet at Rob’s house at TBD.

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

Course Pre-Sweep

  • Ken Gregorich (XL)

Ken will start around 6:00am 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)
  • Stan Jensen (M)

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)
  • Wenli Chang (S)
  • Nathan Fu (S)
  • Pat Wellington (S)

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

After the start, Pat will catch a ride with Rob to the finish.

Mobile Logistics, in truck w/ Ranger

  • Larry England

Radio:  When Schlieper Rock closes, Dick Gorringe will operate as "Ranger 2" in the Park Ranger truck.


Course Sweeps

  • Karl Augenstein (M)
  • Michelle Augenstein (S)
  • Fred Brooks (M)
  • Mike Mulkey (L)

7:45am - 6:00pm.

Be at race start at 7:45am.

All sweeps will take the bus from Del Valle in the morning (bus departs at 6:30am). 

Bring a bag marked with your name if you would like your sweats transported to the finish.

Laurel Loop Aid Station

Open 8:30am - Close 10:00am

  • Bob Dort (XL)
  • Christina Dort (L)
  • Valerie Doyle
  • Hollis Lenderking (M)
  • Jerry Sappington (L)
  • Marissa Walker

Radio:  Jesse Gonzaga (KD6NNA) (M), and Linda Kruze (KZ6Y) (L)

Meet at Start area (Mission Peak) to pick up supplies at 7:00am.  Jerry will bring a 4x4 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)
  • Stan Bringer (L)
  • Wini Jebian (M)
  • Jeff Martin
  • Suki Martin

Radio:  Stan Bringer (WA6IRZ) (L)

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 passes Maggie’s Half Acre.

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)
  • Jennifer Johnston (S)
  • David Penny (L)
  • Ann Trason (S)
  • Debbie Mayhew (M)

Radio:  John Prout (KI6HUJ) (L)  

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

  • Tom Conrad (M)
  • Ken Howell (XL)
  • Molly Jones (M)
  • Helmut Roesner (L)

Ken and Tom 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 and Molly 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

  • Rick Corella (L)
  • Tom Morse (XL)
  • Mike Myers (XL)
  • Anna Silva (L)
  • Jurek Zarzycki (XL)

Radio:  Tim Kyle (KC6QLV) (L)

Tom, Mike, and Jurek are camping overnight at Maggie’s.  We will meet at the Sunol ranger station at noon Saturday, to transport them, and their supplies, to the site.

Rick and Anna are going to run in to the aid station from Del Valle and run back out afterwards.

Supplies to be delivered on Saturday.

Tim will ride in with the ranger on Sunday morning - meet at Sunol at 8:00am.

Schlieper Rock Aid Station

(5.35 mile hike/run from Del Valle)

Open 11:15am - Close 5:00pm

  • Bob Agazzi (L)
  • Sibley Bacon (S)
  • Kate Caldwell (M)
  • Ian McFadyen (L)

Radio:  Dick Gorringe (WA6STR) (L) [When Schlieper Rock closes, Dick will operate as "Ranger 2" in the Park Ranger truck.]

Volunteers begin hiking in from Del Valle 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)
  • Lorri Paulsen (M)
  • Charles Weston (L)

Hike or 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.

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
  • Rob Gendreau (L)
  • Tom Hamel (XL)
  • Paula Heckler
  • Don Hogue (L)
  • Stan Jensen
  • Nicole Levine
  • Armin Taghinia (M)
  • John Vonhof (XL)
  • Pat Wellington

Radio:  Dave McBrayer (N6OJJ) (L) and Carl Costa, W6KGO (XL)

Volunteers be on site by 9:00am.

Post Race clean up

  • Andy Black
  • Chris Byrne
  • Rob Byrne
  • Eric Ellisen
  • Adam Ray
  • Jennifer Ray
  • Lynn Schankliess
  • Bill White

Meet up at Rob’s house 6:30pm on Wedesday, May 22.  Be sure Rob has your burrito order ahead of time.

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