2018 ULTRA PRE-RACE SAFETY MEETING AND RACE DAY INFORMATION
Check the race website roundthebayrelayandultra.com for the latest race day information including a course detour on leg #1.
Make sure the race director has an emergency contact name and phone number prior to starting the race. All participants must sign the race disclaimer. Use high visible, reflective gear running and illuminate yourself during the early morning start.
The race will be run on the inside of the race course. You will use sidewalks and bike lanes. No roads are closed so safety is paramount. No bicycles may be used to pace. You will cross oncoming traffic south of the airport (Crestview ramp) and twice on Perry Ave.
AID STATIONS: there will be two aid station stocked. Santa Rosa Medical Center has provided some basic medical supplies kits, if needed. Water, cokes, M&M’s, chips, pretzels and PBJ’s will be available at Aid station 1 (mile 16) and 3 (mile 30).
Dr. Ewing and his staff will also have some race supplements at Aid Station #2 (mile 22). Energy drink and health bars will be available.
If you wish to have a drop-off bag for any of the aid stations, give it to me at packet pickup on Friday night.
You will receive a race number to wear. Each runner will receive a race mug, poster and a high visibility long sleeved Ultra Competitor shirt.
Please use caution as you cross streets. Cars will look left and turn right. Make sure they see youbefore proceeding.
Thank you to our SPONSORS; NWFTC, Run With It, UnitedHealthCare, Santa Rosa Medical Center, Dr. Ewing, Bodyworks by Bull and The Island, Hotel by RL.
Don’t forget the free Recovery Run with complimentary Bloody Mary’s Sunday morning at 8:00 AM at The Island, Hotel by RL. See race director for more details.
When all is said and done, there are three main rules: (1) BE SAFE, (2) HAVE FUN and BE SAFE!!! Please assist our visitors throughout the race.
Contact information for the race director, Dennis Samac, is 850-830-6179.
RACE COURSE INFORMATION:
There are basically eight turns on this course.
Mile 7.8- turn left on Airport Road due to road construction on Highway 98.
Mile 7.9- turn right on Commons Drive and follow Commons to Highway 293.
Turn left on Highway 293, also known as Danny Wuerffel Way or Mid-Bay Bridge Road.
After running across the bridge and through the toll area, follow the sidewalk to white point Road.
Mile 16.4- turn left on State Road 20, right after the 1st Ultra Aid station at Hurricanes.
Mile 21- Turn right and cross Highway 20 to Highway 85 South to FWB.
Mile 35- Follow sidewalk and turn left at Perry Road in FWB. Perry Road takes you to 98.
Mile 36.8- turn left into the Elks Lodge parking lot. Be careful with the entrance especially if there is water standing. Follow cones to the finish line.
Make sure cars see you before running in front of them on side streets. Cars will look left and turn right without seeing you, so make sure you are visible to them.
There are three locations where you will run across a road with oncoming traffic. The first is just south of the airport (around mile 26) where you will cross the overpass entrance for cars going to Crestview. Those cars will be traveling in the 55-60 mph range so make sure you have time to make it. The other two are located on Perry Road where one lane of oncoming traffic will merge right. You will cross both of these in a 100-yard area.
Please text or call me (850-830-6179) if there is an issue. I will run two miles during the race but someone will have my phone and answer calls.
Don’t forget the post-race massage by Bodyworks by Bull and the food and drink. Sunday morning, you are invited to attend the Recovery Run to try and loosen those muscles up. Bloody Mary’s will be provided.
There will be turn signs at all turns with the exception of Perry Road.