Packet pickup is located at The Island, Hotel by RL, which is the former Ramafa Inn. We are located in the right as soon as you enter the main entrance.
Quick reminder: Hurricanes at the end of Leg #2 will not be open Saturday morning.
Please check in with the race director by 6:15 Saturday morning.
Three updates from the race course.
(1) The latest weather forecast is calling for temps in the 60's with high humidity but no rain!!
(2) Hurricanes at the end of Relay Leg #2 will NOT be open. We tried to make it happen so there would be bathrooms available at the Relay exchange, but it didn't work out. Once you pass Hurricanes and turn left (west) on Highway 20, there are three gas stations and several restaurants where you can stop. About three miles into Leg #3, there will be a Panera Bread on the right and a half mile later a Dunkin Donut on the right.
(3) Ultra runners- Dr. Ewing doesn't think he will be able to man his aid station at the end of Relay leg 3 (mile 22).
CLICK HERE to find your starting time.
Important note: if your entry is listed as TBD, please contact Dennis as soon as possible.
We are one week away and the holidays are starting for many of you. First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each of you.
The starting times will be added this weekend to this website. We will add an updated safety notes mid-week as we make any changes needed for this year's race.
Packet Pickup: I'll be at the Egg Nog Jog Saturday and teams may pick up their shirts either before or after the race. Packet pickup is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 28 from 4:30-7:00 at The Island, Hotel by RL (former Ramada on Okaloosa Island).
We will see you next weekend!!
We are now under three weeks for the 2018 RTB Relay and Ultra. The shirts will be here this week and everything else is in. We now have 42 teams registered for the relay and 16 Ultra runners. 302 runners are already signed up and shirts are starting to run low. Please sign up asap to ensure a shirt. I will be at the Prop's Hurricane Michael Fundraising Run this Saturday to sign disclaimers and to turn information in. It looks like a great turnout again and we hope you can join us. For more info, go to www.roundthebayrelayandultra.com .
Welcome to the 2018 Round the Bay Relay and Ultra race blog. I plan to make weekly updates between now and mid December and then as needed. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holidays and are now ready to ramp the training back up.
Relay registration- Active.com or send me a registration form.
Ultra registration- Ultrasignup.com or send me a registration form.
Registration form can be found on www.nwftc.com Race Calendar or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I plan to run local races on Dec. 8 (Ho Ho Hustle-FWB), Dec. 15 (Props-FWB/Lovejoy RD)and Dec. 22 (Egg Nog Jog- FWB) if you wish to hand deliver them. All three are good local races and hopefully we will have some good cool running conditions.
T-shirts are ordered and are guaranteed for the first 300 to register and pay. We are currently sitting at 157 registrants. Race glasses and mugs will be here this week. Race Team Posters are already done.
Beverages and food will be provided post race at the Elks Lodge. Billy Adams will prepare the food and we plan to have four different dishes; jambalaya, chili, alfredo and a mystery meat that you will love!! You must register as a participant or as a support person to participate in the post-race food and beverage.
The Island, by Hotel RL (former Ramada Inn) will be the host race hotel. There are special room rates for RTB runners and their families. The Friday night Packet Pickup will be held at the hotel along with Sunday's Bloody Mary Recovery Run.
Thanks for visiting our site and we look forward to you joining us for the race.
Results from 2015, 2016, and 2017 are now available for download on this web-site. Click here for the Results page. (You can also access Results from the menu bar.) Results from previous years are available in PDF format near the bottom of the page.
Photos from the 7th Annual Round the Bay Relay and Ultra are now available on this web-site. Click here to see the photos. You can also access the photo gallery page from the menu bar at the top of the page.
Special thanks to event photographer Lance Jorgensen!
The Round the Bay Relay and Ultra Blog is hosted by event founder and coordinator, Dennis Samac.