Thank you for volunteering to provide radio communications support for the PCT 50 mile run. The run begins and ends near 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
Find more at the official race website is at http://www.pct50.com
Link to handouts for the event Please printout and bring to your assignment
Communications Plan (.pdf file). You will also be emailed this plan and your assignments prior to May 14.
Runner Reconciliation Worksheet (.pdf file). Used to keep track of runners through your location.
Checkpoint Logging Sheet (.pdf file). Used as a scratch sheet to group runners logged in groups of five for call in to net control. When a group is completed make sure you transfer the information to the runner Reconciliation Worksheet.
Radio Station Log .pdf file Not required for keeping track of the runners but recommended to keep track of other radio traffic and in case of an emergency. If it is not in the log it didn't happen.
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
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
28914 Old Hwy. 80
Pine Valley, Ca 91962
Pine Valley Store
28820 Old Hwy. 80
Pine Valley, CA 91962
Laguna Mt. Lodge
10678 Sunrise Hwy.
Mt. Laguna, CA 91948
Blue Jay Lodge
Mt. Laguna, CA 92109