The official race website is at https://secondwindtrailrunning.com/pct50


PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 50 MILE RUN 2021 ( Back on, third try. )

Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 6:00 a.m.

Thank you for volunteering to provide radio communications support for the PCT 50 mile run. The run begins and ends at the Boulder Oaks campground located a few miles off of the Buckman Springs exit from I-8. This is the next exit east of Sunrise Highway. The bulk of the runners will begin the run at 6:00 am (some will avail themselves of the Early Start Option at 5:00 am. A few at 4:00 am are on their own till they arrive at a manned Aid Station!) and the last runner should be finished by 7:30 p.m. The course travels along a portion of the historic Pacific Crest Trail that goes from the Mexican Border to Canada. This is an out-and-back course with a turnaround approximately 2.3 miles beyond the Penny Pines Aid Station. The runners go through each Aid Station twice (outbound and then again inbound as they return to Boulder Oaks)

In case of an emergency: Use common sense and the Medical personnel at your location. If you make a 9-1-1 call notify Net Control as soon as possible. If you do not have cell coverage Net Control has Government Liaison officers who have public service fire and law enforcement radios and can call for assistance immediately.

For additional information on this communications effort or to join us email

Communications Plan download

.pdf format

This year we are going to try to use our MEARC Repeater as our main frequency.
Please program our system in your radios before the race.

Location, 3M east of Campo, 3000'. Grid Square DM12TP.

146.610, - offset, TX & RX PL 100
Battery backed
Yaesu DR1-X accepting C4FM and/or Analog


Estimated times Aid Stations will need operators
<----- Most important

Bolder Oaks 05:00 to 20:00

Fred Canyon 06:00 to 19:30

Dale's Kitchen 07:30 to 15:30

Todd's Cabin 08:00 to 15:30

Penny Pines 09:00 to 14:30



Aid Station Maps

Links to Goggle Maps of aid Station Locations. ( Each link opens in a new browser window.)

Race Start - Net Control - Bolder Oaks Campground

Fred Canyon

Dale's Kitchen

Todd's Cabin

Penny Pines

Useful Links and Information

Forest Service Adventure Pass Website.

Parking at the indicated aid station locations ( see communications plan ) requires a National Forest Adventure Pass . Day Use passes are available for $5 at Forest Service offices, REI and A-16 stores and at the locations below. Some people may have Lifetime or Annual Passes.


Purchase Adventure Passes at:

Descanso Ranger District
3348 Alpine Blvd.
Alpine, CA 91901
619-4456235

Mountain Market
28914 Old Hwy. 80
Pine Valley, Ca 91962
619-473-0038

Pine Valley Store
28820 Old Hwy. 80
Pine Valley, CA 91962
619-473-8723

Laguna Mt. Lodge
10678 Sunrise Hwy.
Mt. Laguna, CA 91948
619-445-2342

Blue Jay Lodge
Sunrise Highway
Mt. Laguna, CA 92109
619-473-8844

Updated 8/3/2021