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March 16-17, 2024

Brandy Run County Park

Setup Friday March 15th
As I have said many times in the past you have to be flexible. For 2024 year the Rabid Raccoon Ultra 100 has move to a new location. The Brandy Run Park which is an Beaver County Park. It looks just like last year park except it is a little smaller than the state park. It has big hills and a lake they will be running around they are just going to make more loops this year. The reason they are giving me is they were spending too much time clearing out the paths in the state park. The trails at Brady are in a lot better conditions.

The duties of the radio operators will be communicating the runnerís progress back to net control, and relaying the needs of the aid station personal back to the race organizers. We will also be letting the authorities know if there any emergencies needs. Beside the hams at the aid station they will also be manned by race volunteers that will handle the needs of the runners. Our job will be communications and supporting the aid station staff. Like last year I would like to keep track of drop out runner better. Please report all drop outs to the command station {Especially the 100k & 100 mile runners}. All aid stations this year will be inside buildings {Yes I said inside}, but be prepared to help runner that will be outside the buildings.

The Aid Stations will be located at the following locations. The Recreation Hall will be the location for the Start & Finish line it will also serve as Aid Station #4 on the loop. This aid station will see the runner loopthough at least 7 times. Also located in the building will be Wolf Creek operation center and our Net Control station.

Right down the trail from the rec hall will be Brady's Lodge located in the center of the park. This will be Aid Station #1. It will be staffed by two radio operators to handle the needs of the runners. This aid station will see the runners 8 times during the 36 hours of the race. Moses is reporting there is no heat in this building but will be trying to bring in electric heaters. I will be bring the SCARC electric heater for the radio operators.

The biggest Aid Station will be the Four Season lodge. Aid Station #2 & #3 will be located there since its on the junction of two trail crossing. This station will be manned by three radio operators to make it easier to see if a runner is checking into site #2 or site #3. Operators here will see the 100 mile runner 16 times during the 36 hours of the race. This building does have heat so the operators will be much better off than previous years.

Food what every ham radio operators live on will not be a problem. Aid stations will be equipped with water, Hammer Nutrition's HEED Sports Drink, soda, and food such as pizza, PB&J, bagels, cookies, bananas, granola bars, candy, etc. And lets not forget the World Famous Pickle Juice the runners drink of choice. A more detail food list will be listed as we get closer to the event. Also at each aid station there will be a first aid kit to handle simples medical issues. Located at one of the aid station will be a paramedic that we will call in for the bigger issues. As a operator please report all medical issues to net control.

Operations your duty is to help keep track of the runners. The runners will have different color bibs for their class. I will be reporting as we get close to the event which colors will be associated with each group of runners. I will have pencile & tablets at each site this year. Please note the runners numbers for all 100 milers & 100K runners. Then once every half hour net control will request who has passed though your station. Also very important is to keep track of your drop outs. Please report all drop out to net control so that we dont loose any runners on the trail. We only keep track of the 1/2 marathoners drop out. Remember the runners are still outside in the cold!

Since this is not a state park it is not a POTA site. Your still welcoming to be bring your go kit to try out HF operations, just remember your primary job is to help comunicate the runners needs. If you need to set anything up please plan to arrive early so that the operators finishing their shift dont have to wait for you.

Aid Station Workers will be at every aid station their job is to take care of the runner needs. Our job is to comunicate their needs to Wolf Creek the race organizers. So that the aid station keep well stock with food items and other needs. It is important that we work closely with the aid workers and try to keep ahead of the station needs before they run out. {Heaven help us if we run out of Pickle Juice.} By working together they can help you keep track of which runners are passing though. Please report any issues you might have with the aid workers to the radio cordinator Christine N3LRG.

To Sign Up EMAIL Christine N3LRG At
N3LRG@W3KWH.COM
Send me the location and time frame you which to work.
Also please include your club affiliation. If your having email issue try my other email crial {at} rialtech {dit} com
Do not volunteer on the Rabid website
Brady Run Park Information



Please remember when signing up that over 300 runners will be depending on you. Please try your best to be on time


Once you pick a time slot and position I will be adding you to an email list for updates
To Sign Up EMAIL Christine N3LRG At
N3LRG@W3KWH.COM
Send me the location and time frame you which to work.
Also please include your club affiliation. If your having email issue try my other email crial {at} rialtech {dit} com
Do not volunteer on the Rabid website

2024 Additional Information

Race Map

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With aid station locations

Brady Run park

Offical Map

TBA

More Info To Come

I-376 Directions
Map

PA-51 Directions
Map

Brady Aid Stations
Map

Aid Station #1
Brady Lodge

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Aid Station #2 & 3
Four Season Lodge

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Aid Station #4
Rec Hall

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Aid Station #1
Brady Lodge Inside

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Aid Station #2 & 3
Four Season Lodge

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TBA

More Info To Come

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Hookstown/RabidRaccoon100

Official Race Website - Do Not Sign Up There