• Come join us for the 9th Annual Round the Bay Relay and Ultra on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida. The race will begin at the Elks Lodge on Okaloosa Island (Ft. Walton Beach) and traverse the scenic towns of Destin, Niceville, Valparaiso, Shalimar and FWB before returning to Elks Lodge for an exciting post-race venue. Major upgrades have been made to ensure ULTRA runners an excellent course and support. The relay has averages 60 teams (over 300 runners) and provides fellow runners and fan support. New additions include:
Local time: 7:50 AM
o Three fully stocked Aid stations at Hurricanes Grill/Bar (Mile 16), Tropical Smoothie in Niceville (mile 22) and Shalimar (Mile 30)
o Water, pretzels, candy, bag drop, PBJ's and basic medical supplies, etc.
o Special High Visible Long Sleeve Race shirt (signup by Dec 1st to ensure Ultra shirt)
o Special Finisher Mug,
o Excellent post race buffet and beverages along with free massages for Ultra runners.
o Official starting times of 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 AM. Goal- All runners finish by 12:45 PM
Official times will be sent to Ultra Signup (Bill Carr)
o Special discounted hotel rates at the race’s host hotel, The Island, by HOTEL RL, located across the street from the start and finish line and will host packet pickup on Friday, Dec. 27 from 4:30-7:00. A free 5K recovery run (road/beach) will be held Sunday, Dec. 29 starting at The Island, by HOTEL RL to start New Year's Eve weekend off with a run and Bloody Mary's poolside at the hotel.