Support crews are important to the success of a BDM 160 ultrarunner. That is why the BDM 160 Ultra race director, Bald Runner, required a support crew for each participant. The support crew are mobile with the support vehicle that leapfrogs every 2 to 5 kilometers to provide nourishment and hydration to the ultrarunner. Unlike the regular marathons, ultra events of the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) usually do not have hydration stations. In addition, the BDM 160 ultrarunners were allowed a pacer(s) beyond the 102-km distance.
|The Ateneo de Naga HS Batch 1983 support crew with 2 happy BDM 160 ultra finishers|