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!
Here's something to mark on your new 2018 calendar!
The 8th Annual Round the Bay Relay and Ultra is scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2018.
Hope to see you there!
The official results for the 7th Annual Round the Bay Relay and Ultra (December, 2017) are now available on this web-site.
You can view the results on the web page, and download a PDF document. Click here to access the Results page. (Also available on the top menu bar.)
I wanted to post a quick summary from the race.
* For now, to check race results, go to www.nwftc.com and click on Race Results link.We will post the results in the near future. The ULTRA results will be sent to Ultrasignup.com.
* Thank you to our race sponsors; United Healthcare, Eglin Federal Credit Union, Ramada Beach Plaza on the Island, Bodyworks by Bull for the post-race massages and Hurricane's for their participation in the race.
* Thanks to all of our regulars who show up annually for this traditional "funniest race of the year" event and for our out of state contingency that traveled to join us.
* And last but not least, thanks to my wife Anne and son Daniel for their help, Brian McMahon for securing permits and other "presidential-like" duties, Keith Kyker, for establishing this new much more user friendly website (in one weekend after the other one crashed) and for his tech support to get the information posted for your benefit and Lance Jorgenson for his camera work. Race pictures will be posted her in the near future.
BE SAFE, HAVE FUN, BE SAFE !!!!!!!!!!
ULTRA Runners - we've created a special information page for you! CLICK HERE for the latest information.
Here is some important information about road construction along the race course:
At Mile 7.4, you will see road construction that will cause us to detour from the normal Highway 98 course. The detour begins at Airport Road. There are D.O.T. road construction signs that will help to guide you. The first sign says DETOUR/AIRPORT ROAD and points left. Go two tenths of a mile and you will see a sign that reads DETOUR/COMMONS DR. and points to the right. Follow these two signs to finish out the first leg of the race.
My advice is to drive the first leg on Friday to plan your run for race day. Instead of returning to Highway 98, our team will continue on Commons Dr. until we turn north on SR 293, which is also known as Danny Wuerffel Way. At the end of Commons Drive, once you pass Publix’s (on your left) you may cut through the parking lot and run towards Bonefish Grill.
You may still use the relay stop at the end of leg #1, but it will be in the back parking lot of SunSations which is just east of Fudpucker’s. You will turn right at the second roundabout on Commons Drive and turn into the parking lot into Sunsations.
All teams that are familiar with Commons Drive may use one of the parking areas on the left (north) side of the road to make your exchange. This will help with traffic congestion.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL ON THE ROUNDABOUTS!!!!
The 5K Recover Run is Sunday, Dec 31st at the Ramada. Please let me (Dennis) know Saturday if you and/or your team plans to attend so we can prepare.
It’s a very causal run and you pick the distance. It’s also a good chance to run on the beach and prepare for the Jan. 6th BACK PORCH JETTY RUN. Once the run is complete, we will meet poolside at the Oasis Room for post-race beverages. A $5 donation is requested for the run.