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1 We had 210 runners this year, 75 of which were 50k runners (15 less than last year). Fed approx 275 people. 2 Penske truck rental from Germantown. Moves went smooth. Fewer shuttling of food & equipment by personal vehicles. 3 Taking truck to park & plugging in fridge at Shelter the night before worked out well. Ranger at gate by 5 am 4 We had tables arranged in the shelter & truck unloaded by about 5:45 am First bus arrived late at 6:40 as they got lost. 5 Having AS Leads purchase bread, bananas, & fruit worked out great. Less work & coordination on us. 6 NOT having AS Leads pick up their equipment on Friday seems a much better approach. Easier for us to coordinate by bringing to Shelter early Saturday morning. 7 Used water tap at restrooms for refilling jugs 8 Bringing in ice in 2 deliveries worked well. Less melting & waste. 9 Soda at all the AS was poured into small Dixie cups (qty about right). Water, Coke, Gatorade, & Tailwinds were by far the most popular drinks. 10 Brought 7 bundles of wood. Used 5 bundles in 5 hours. Brought 45# of charcoal. Used 25#. 11 All the food was really good quality, cooked right, & were ample portions. The cut of meat for the BBQ may have been a cheaper grade than previous years yet flavor was still good. Watermelon was popular but with 2 leftover. 12 Two shelters over the serving area worked well. Also 2 tables & 1 picnic table for serving tables was ideal. 13 As usual, the freezer pops were a BIG hit for runners & family members. Ice cold cokes & Gatorade at Finish was also popular 14 Many compliments on having multiple beer choice selections. Only kegs were the ones Jeremy brought & maintained. 14 All runners checked out with Race people. No chasing them down after race. 16 Packing & cleanup crew of 2 men was small but worked. 17 The quantity & quality of the volunteers were very good this year. 18 Go to TAB at bottom for usage & inventory of Tents, Tables, & Jugs 19 Didn't have to go to store for extra purchases during race. MINUS 1 Bus driver got lost on initial run. Didn't arrive till 6:40 am which delayed 50k race start by 15 minutes. 2 No water at tap by shelter. Used tap at restrooms instead. 3 Packed T-shirts in truck as directed, then wanted them night before race to sort by size 4 Could have used an extra volunteer or 2 in pavilion area to watch trash or serving line. 5 We had many leftover hot dogs, sausage, buns, & bbq pork. 6 We ran out of hamburgers by 3 pm. Vegi burgers not as popular this year. 7 Ran out of gatorade about noon at AS 4 8 Quite a bit of canned beer leftover. Jeremy returned. 9 10 11

Suggestions for Future 1 Upgrade shed doors at Elkridge residence & store fridge & equipment inside. Eliminates & saves $500 annual storage cost. 2 If we use shed at Elkridge, we can access & haul refrigerator easier to Montg Village without needing to use Tom's trailer & house. 3

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