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2008 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 & Culinary Operations Executive:   Tom Hamel

Director of Medical Operations: Eric Marxmiller

Generalissimo of Course Marking:  Kirk Boisseree

World Class Course Marking Crew:  Chris Batteate, Kirk Boiseree, Paul Bush, Billy Davis, Kitty Moore, Philip Stark, Joe Swenson

Pre-Race Preparation:  Chris Byrne, Larry England

Communications Coordinator:  Dave McBrayer (N6OJJ)

Radio Communications:   Stan Bringer (WA6IRZ), Carl Costa (W6KGO), Jesse Gonzaga, (KD6NNA), Dick Gorringe (WA6STR), Abel Hurtado (K6ABL), Tim Kyle (KC6LV), Dave McBrayer (N6OJJ), Chris Musselman (W6ATV)

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Pre-Race Prep (Friday, May 16)

  • Chris Byrne
  • Rob Byrne
  • Larry England
  • Helmut Roesner
  • Kevin Sawchuk


Meet at Rob’s house at 10:00am.

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

Course Pre-Sweep

  • Chihping Fu

Start around 6:00am and pre-sweep ahead of runners to check trail markings and add ribbons as necessary.

Parking & Bus Loading at Del Valle

  • Rob Byrne (L)
  • Tom Hamel (XL)
  • Larry England (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 (M)

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

  • Mark Gilligan
  • Christina Hijjawi
  • Randy Koch (XL)
  • Terri Sanford (M)

7:45am - 6:00pm.

Be at race start at 7:45am.

Sweeps may 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

  • Lawrence Baca (L)
  • Laurie Kates
  • Hollis Lenderking
  • Debra Mayhew (M)
  • Tropical John Medinger (XL)
  • Mark Nassi (M)

Radio:  Jesse Gonzaga, (KD6NNA) (M) 

Meet at Start area (Mission Peak) to pick up supplies at 7:00am.  John will bring a 4WD 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

  • Eric Berkenkotter ()
  • Dee Bringer (M)
  • Wini Jebian (M)
  • Susan Corrie (M)
  • Suki Martin (M)
  • Eric Marxmiller (XL)
  • Jan Stanger (M)
  • Pete Stanger (L)

Radio:  Stan Bringer (L) (WA6IRZ), Chris Musselman (W6ATV) (XL)

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.

Eric to drive around to Finish after the sweeps pass through.

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)
  • Phil Brown (XL)
  • Dennis Hoagland (L)
  • Rick Gaston (M)
  • Scheberies, Juliane (M)
  • Ann Trason (S)

Radio: Abel 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

  • Tom Conrad
  • Ken Howell (XL)
  • Molly Jones (M)
  • Ravi Raju (L)
  • Charles Weston (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.

Charles, Molly, and Raju will hike in on race morning - beginning early enough to be there by 9:30.

Supplies to be cached on Saturday.

Rose Peak Course Monitors

(10.59 mile hike/run from Sunol)

Open 10:30am - Close 3:00pm

  • Ian McFadyen (XL)
  • Bob Taccini (L)
  • Robby Taccini (S)
  • Faves Nassif (M)
  • Eddy Nassif (S)

Course monitors remain stationed at the top of Rose Peak and ensure that all runners take/receive confirmation bracelet.  The bracelet serves as proof that the runner has summited Rose Peak and not short-cut the course.  Runners arriving at the finish line without a bracelet will not be credited with completing the course and will receive a DNF in the final standings.

The monitor team will be camping at Maggie’s Half Acre on Saturday night. 

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)
  • Dawn Moses (XL)
  • Mike Myers (XL)
  • Jurek Zarzycki (XL)

Radio:  Tim Kyle (KC6LV) (L)

Tom, Mike, and Jurek are camping overnight at Maggie’s.  We will meet at the Sunol ranger station at 9:00am Saturday, to transport them, and their supplies, to the site.

Rick and Dawn will run/hike in to the aid station on Sunday morning, beginning early enough to be on site by 10:00am.

Supplies to be delivered on Saturday.

Schlieper Rock Aid Station

(5.35 mile hike/run from Del Valle)

Open 11:15am - Close 5:00pm

  • Bob Agazzi (L)
  • Sibley Bacon (S)
  • Kevin Burnett (L)
  • Zach Burnett (S)
  • Beatrice Song (M)
  • Rich Hornstra (L)

Radio: Dick Gorringe (WA6STR) (L)

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

  • Jim Bahls
  • Susan Kimura (S)
  • Kitty Moore (S)
  • Dave Scott (“M”)
  • Mark Taylor  (XL)

Radio: Jeff Martin (KI6MFG) (M)

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 supplies and volunteers that are not hiking out.

Finish Line

Del Valle

Close 6:00pm

  • Lawrence Baca
  • Chris Byrne
  • Rob Byrne
  • Tom Hamel
  • Troy Howard
  • Eric Marxmiller
  • Tropical John Medinger
  • Helmut Roesner (L)
  • Maryam Salim (S)
  • Steve Stowers (M)
  • Mira Svatovic
  • John Vonhof

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

Volunteers be on site by 9:00am.

Eric will initially be stationed at Sunol until the sweeps pass through, he’ll then drive on around to the finish.

Tropical John will initially be at Laurel Loop, he’ll come to the finish after the aid station closes down.

Post Race clean up

  • Chris Byrne
  • Rob Byrne
  • Adam Ray
  • Jennifer Ray
  • Lee Remick
  • Helmut Roesner

Meet up at Rob’s house 6:30pm on Monday, May 19.  Be sure Rob has your burrito order ahead of time.

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