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2016 Volunteer Guide Now Available!

Attention all volunteers: please download and read the 2016 Volunteer Guide. It contains important information about race day events and logistics. Looking forward to a successful race!

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Interested in marking the course? Sign up here!

If you love drawing arrows out of flour, have we got a job for you: Mark the course! We need your help on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. To sign up for one of the teams, go here: docs.google.com

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Race Directors: Chihping Fu, Larry England

Race Directors Emeritus: Rob Byrne, Helmut Roesner, John Vonhof, Rajeev Patel, Ann Trason

Founder and Patron Saint: John Vonhof

Heroes of the East Bay Regional Park District:

  • Katy Hornbeck – Special events coordinator
  • Gordon Willey – Park Supervisor for Sunol & Ohlone Wilderness, and Mission Peak
  • Shelly Miller – Park Supervisor for Del Valle Park
  • Khari Helae – Del Valle Fire Department

Artistic Director: Tom Hamel

Culinary Operations Executive: Erich England

Director of Medical Operations: Sean Neary

Generalissimo of Course Marking: Joe Swenson

World Class Course Marking Crew: Joe Swenson

“More Power!” Award Fabrication Team: Tom Conrad

Communications Coordinator: Dave McBrayer (N6OJJ)

Race Day Staffing

 

Volunteer Guide (PDF)

Tip: Search for your name to find your volunteer responsibilities. To see the open volunteer opportunities, search for “Need”.

Date
Location
Volunteers
Notes
May 18, 2017 (Thursday)Pre-Race Prep - Thurs

[Pleasanton & San Rafael]

Need 1 more volunteer(s)
  • Jerry Roninger (L)
  • Frank Vitro (L)

Meet at Jim's at 9:00am. Pick up Budget rental truck.

Drive to San Rafael and collect supplies from BAUR locker and haul everything to Jim’s house in Pleasanton.

Inventory and Costo shopping.

May 19, 2017 (Friday)Pre-Race Prep - Fri

[Pleasanton]

Need 1 more volunteer(s)
  • Frank Vitro ()
  • Jerry Roninger ()

Meet at Jim Bahl’s house in Pleasanton (6251 Corte Fuego) at 10:00am.

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

More Costco shopping.

May 20, 2017 (Saturday)Pre-Race Prep - Sat

[Pleasanton]

Need 2 more volunteer(s)

Meet at Jim Bahl’s house in Pleasanton (6251 Corte Fuego) at 10:00am.

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

More Costco shopping – primarily for the BBQ.

May 20, 2017 (Saturday)Deploy supplies to backcountry aid stations

[Sunol]

Need 2 more volunteer(s)
  • Tom Conrad ()

Meet rangers at Sunol at 10:00am. Two EBRPD 4×4’s to trucks

(1) Backpack and Goat Rock

(2) Maggies and Schlieper Rock.

May 20, 2017 (Saturday)Course Marking (Team Mission Peak)Need 3 more volunteer(s)
  • See Sign up

Contact Joe Swenson or director@ohlone50k.com to volunteer to mark the course on Saturday.

You can also sign up here: docs.google.com

May 20, 2017 (Saturday)Course Marking (Team Sunol)Need 3 more volunteer(s)
  • See Sign up

Contact Joe Swenson or director@ohlone50k.com to volunteer to mark the course on Saturday.

You can also sign up here: docs.google.com

May 20, 2017 (Saturday)Course Marking (Team Del Valle)Need 3 more volunteer(s)
  • See Sign up

Contact Joe Swenson or director@ohlone50k.com to volunteer to mark the course on Saturday.

You can also sign up here: docs.google.com

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Pre-Race Course Check: Whole EnchiladaNeed 3 more volunteer(s)
  • See Sign up

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

You can also sign up here: docs.google.com

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Pre-Race Course Check: Sunol StartNeed 3 more volunteer(s)
  • See Sign up

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

You can also sign up here: docs.google.com

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Del Valle Park Gate AssistanceNeed 0 more volunteer(s)
  • Harrison Blackwood (M)

This assignment is located at the park gate at Del Valle. You will assist the ranger at the kiosk in processing queue of cars and traffic flow for cars entering the park. Volunteers with this duty will work under the ranger’s direction to keep things moving smoothly.

5:15am – 7:00am

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Parking & Bus Loading at Del ValleNeed 1 more volunteer(s)
  • James Richards (XL)

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

After unloading truck, a race official will ferry the truck to Sunol Regional Park, then return to Del Valle at the end of the race.

Del Valle Park gate opens at 5:30am.

5:30am – 6:45am

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Start Line

6:30am – 8:15am

Need 0 more volunteer(s)
  • Radio: Larry Loomer - KI6LNB (L)
    Terry Buxton - KK6KGX (M)
  • Doah Nguyen (M)
  • Mimi Nguyen (M)
  • Drake Nguyen (M)
  • Charles Weston (M)
  • Stan Jensen (?)

Volunteers should be on site around 6:30 to set up. Reserve 2 parking spots for RDs with traffic cones. The early starters will need to be checked in for their prompt 7:00am start. Allow early starters even if they did not declare it on their entry form.

Main responsibilities will be to check in runners and supervise the early start. Start Line supplies as well as supplies for the Laurel Loop aid station will arrive at 6:30am.

Setup a dropbag location (in an auto that is going to Del Valle). Use extra bags, tape, sharpies to mark the names on the bags.

You will have alphabetical checklists for the runners and you will hand out bib numbers to runners when they check in.

You will also send off the early start runners at 7:00am (according to your watch). As you check them in. please use the marker to write a large “+1” (indicating that they started one hour early) on their bib number. Their starting time will be based on your watch. We will start the official race at 8:00am based off of your watch as well, that way we will guarantee that the early folks started exactly one hour earlier.

Collect the DNS and relay them to race officials.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Mobile Logistics (in truck w/ Ranger)
  • Radio: Dick Gorringe - WA6STR ()

Meet at Sunol at 7:45 to drive into backcountry. Move to Schlieper Rock.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Course Sweeps (Start to Sunol)

7:45am – 11:00am

Need 4 more volunteer(s)
  • See Sign up

Be at race start at 7:45am. If you want you can take the bus from Del Valle with the runners.

As with the runners, we will transport to the finish anything you want to leave at the start. Bring a bag marked with your name if you would like your sweats transported to the finish.

You will start approximately 15 minutes after the race begins and follow behind, removing course markings and obliterating the flour arrows as you go. If you happen to see litter left behind by a runner, please pick it up.

The aid stations will remain open until you pass through. Do not get ahead of the runners, we need to know that there are no more runners behind you when you pass through an aid station. One sweep should remain with a disabled runner and ensure his/her safety. If a runner is returning to the prior aid station with the intent of DNF, report the runner’s number to the next aid station’s radio operator.

You can sign up here: docs.google.com

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Course Sweeps (Sunol to Del Valle)

10:45am – 6:00pm

Need 3 more volunteer(s)
  • See Sign up
  • Radio: xxx - callsign (?)

As with the runners, we will transport to the finish anything you want to leave at the start. Bring a bag marked with your name if you would like your sweats transported to the finish.

You will start when the first group of sweeps get to Sunol, removing course markings and obliterating the flour arrows as you go. If you happen to see litter left behind by a runner, please pick it up.

The aid stations will remain open until you pass through. Do not get ahead of the runners, we need to know that there are no more runners behind you when you pass through an aid station. One sweep should remain with a disabled runner and ensure his/her safety. If a runner is returning to the prior aid station with the intent of DNF, report the runner’s number to the next aid station’s radio operator.

Be sure to cover the entire course – including the section up to Rose Peak. The course monitors will not leave there until you pass though.

You can sign up here: docs.google.com

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Laurel Loop Aid Station

Open 8:30am – Close 10:00am

Need 1 more volunteer(s)
  • Radio: Larry Bradley - KK6QPE (L)
  • Hollis Lenderking (?)
  • Jerry Roninger ()
  • Dave Raiman (M)

Meet at Start area (Mission Peak) to pick up supplies at 7:00am. Drive in and be on site at 8:00am.

Need an SUV which will be used for transporting supplies to the aid station location from the Start.

After aid station closes, drop supplies in U-Haul truck in Sunol Regional Park.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Sunol Aid Station

Open 8:45am – Close 10:45am

Need 1 more volunteer(s)
  • Radio: Larry Loomer - KI6LNB (L)
    Terry Buxton - KK6KGX (M)
  • Zack Steinkamp (M)
  • Jim Winne (M)
  • Maria Macavinta (S)
  • Troy Windsor (?)

Be on site at 7:30am (gates to open early), this is the main hub for all back country aid station transporation.

Volunteer w/ vehicle to transport dropping runners to Finish. Volunteer to stay until last runner passes Backpack.

Supplies to be delivered on Sunday morning.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Backpack Area Aid Station

(3.37 mile hike/run from Sunol)

Open 9:30am – Close 12:00pm

Need 0 more volunteer(s)
  • Radio: John Rabold - KS6M (M)
  • Chuck Wilson (L)
  • Xiao Lu (S)
  • Ken Reicher (L)
  • Wes Plate (M)

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

Vehicle transportation is available for the radio operator and his equipment. Meet at Sunol at 7:45 am to ride in with the ranger.

Supplies to be cached on Saturday.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Goat Rock Aid Station

(5.85 hike/run from Sunol)

Open 10:00am – Close 1:00pm

Need 0 more volunteer(s)
  • Radio: Jeff Martin - w6jmz (L)
  • Tom Conrad (XL)
  • Jay Chen (M)
  • Jurek Zarzycki (XL)
  • Clark Torres (L)

Overnight camping at this aid station site on Saturday night is allowed.

We will cache the aid station supplies on Saturday.

Volunteers to hike in on race morning – beginning at 7:30am (Sunol gates to open early), early enough to be there by 9:30.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Rose Peak Course Monitors

(10.59 mile hike/run from Sunol)

Open 10:30am – Close 3:00pm

Need 1 more volunteer(s)
  • Boy Scout Troop 290

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 rubber bracelets and your volunteer shirts will be waiting for you at the top of Rose Peak (or at Maggies).

Ensure equipment pickup at the end of the day.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Maggie’s Half Acre Aid Station

(10.59 mile hike/run from Sunol)

Open 10:30am – Close 3:00pm

Need 0 more volunteer(s)
  • Radio: Greg Miller - WY6P (XXL)
  • Boy Scout Troop 290
  • Ian McFadyen, leader (L)
  • Dan Hinz, leader (L)
  • John Balboni, leader (L)
  • Pranav Seetharaman (M)
  • Gerald Lee (M)
  • Thomas Lee (S)
  • Nolan Hinz (M)
  • Jason Bechdolt (M)
  • Russell Occhipinti (L)
  • Alex Yang, leader (L)
  • George Yang (L)
  • Parthiv Seetharaman (S)

Overnight camping is allowed at Maggies.

Volunteers will run/hike in to the aid station on Sunday morning, beginning early enough to be on site by 10:00am, or hike in on Sat camping overnight.

Supplies to be delivered on Saturday.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Schlieper Rock Aid Station

(5.35 mile hike/run from Del Valle)

Open 11:15am – Close 5:00pm

Need 0 more volunteer(s)
  • Radio: Dick Gorringe - WA6STR (L)
  • Bob Agazzi (M)
  • Dan O’Farrell (L)
  • Eric Chiang (M)
  • Lynn Adami (S)

Volunteers begin hiking in from Del Valle at 8:00am.

Radio operator will ride in from Sunol on Sunday morning departing at 8:00am.

Supplies to be cached on Saturday.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Stromer Spring Aid Station

(2.0 mile hike/run from Del Valle)

Open 11:30am – Close 5:30pm

Need 0 more volunteer(s)
  • Radio: Larry Bradley - KK6QPE ()
  • Kate Bobovski (?)
  • David Cartwright (L)
  • Alex Massey (M)
  • Matt Chrysler (?)

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 6:30pm to retrieve supplies and volunteers hike out.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Finish Line (early shift) Del Valle

9:00am – 2:00pm

Need 1 more volunteer(s)
  • Radio: Dave McBrayer - N6OJJ (L)
  • Radio: xxx - callsign (?)
  • Rob Byrne (XL)
  • Karen Campbell (S)
  • Peggy Beard (M)

Location is Lichen Bark Picnic Area at Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore. Volunteers be on site by 9:00am.

The Early Shift volunteers at the finish line will be responsible for setting up the finish line, stuffing the goody bags for the runners, getting the BBQ set up and going, assisting runners as they finish, and generally doing what ever needs to be done.

Medical Personnel – 11:00am until 7:00pm

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)BBQ

9:00am – 7:00pm (approx.)

Need 2 more volunteer(s)
  • Erich R England (L)
  • Diane Petersen (M)

The best BBQ chefs this side of Del Valle - Dianne and Erich.

May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Finish Line (late shift)

1:00pm – 7:00pm (approx.)

Need 2 more volunteer(s)
  • Keith Blom (L)
  • Crissy Hall (M)
  • Debbie Mayhew (S)
  • Carol LaPlant (S)

The Late Shift volunteers at the finish line will be responsible for keeping the BBQ running, assisting runners as they finish, and remaining on hand to help clean up and pack/load the equipment into the truck after the last runners and the sweep team have arrived.

May 22, 2017 (Monday)Post Race clean up

[Pleasanton]

Need 3 more volunteer(s)
  • Jerry Roninger ()

Post race clean-up will take place at 9:30am Monday morning at Jim Bahl’s house, 6251 Corte Fuego, Pleasanton.

May 22, 2017 (Monday)Unload Truck and Organize Race Supplies

[San Rafael]

2pm
Need 2 more volunteer(s)
  • Jerry Roninger ()

Meet at BAUR storage locker in San Rafael to unload truck and organize supply storage. Return truck and drive back to Pleasanton.

Locker is located on the west end of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. If you’re coming from the East Bay, take the very first exit (labeled “San Quentin exit”) which will put you on East Francisco Blvd. It is another 1/4 mile on the right. Enter 2167 E Francisco Blvd, San Rafael, CA. We are in unit 6001, in the very back.