The Sussex AUXCOMM Group has added the Coastal Delaware Running Fest, November 14th, and the Rehoboth Marathon, December 5th, to the calendar. Both of these events are in support of the County’s Mobile Command Unit. Somewhat similar in the layout of the courses, the Coastal Delaware Running Fest features three separate events, a 9K, a Half Marathon, and a Full Marathon using shared start and finish lines, as well as part of the Full Marathon Course. It makes for an interesting event. The Rehoboth Marathon has both a Full and a Half Marathon with a shared course. Starting in downtown Rehoboth both events wind their way through Rehoboth, The Gordon’s Pond Trail, Cape Henlopen State Park, and the Junction and Breakwater Trail, with some variation between the two.
The wide area covered by these events makes the communication support more of a mobile, and bicycle mobile requirement. For those with access to a cross band repeater in their mobile, this allows them freedom to move around outside their vehicle. Bicycle Mobiles are used to cover the trails where vehicles aren’t permitted.
Interested, watch for announcements of the event roster’s being opened, possibly as soon as the week of October 18th. Questions, drop an email to WS3EOC@Gmail.Com .