• Come join us for the 5th Annual Round the Bay Relay and Ultra on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida. The race will begin on Okaloosa Island (Ft. Walton Beach) and traverse the scenic towns of Destin, Niceville, Valparaiso, Shalimar and FWB before returning to Fudpucker's on Okaloosa Island for an exciting post-race venue. Major upgrades have been made to ensure ULTRA runners an excellent course and support. The relay has averaged 70 teams (over 300 runners) the last two years and provides fellow runners and fan support. New additions include:
Local time: 9:47 AM
o Three fully stocked Aid stations at Hurricanes Grill/Bar (Mile 16), Tropical Smoothie in Niceville (mile 22) and Shalimar (Mile 30)
o Gels and protein bars, water, pretzels, bag drop, PBJ's and basic medical supplies, etc.
o Special High Visible Long Sleeve Race shirt (signup by Nov 10 to ensure Ultra shirt)
o Special Finisher Mug and race poster
o Separate post race buffet for Ultra runners which include beans and rice, pizza and beverages along with free massages.
o Free Protein Smoothie (created by Ultra runner) at the Niceville Tropical Smoothie
o Official starting times of 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 AM. Goal- All runners finish by 1:00 PM
you may start earlier if needed.
Official times will be sent to Ultra Signup (Bill Carr)
o Special discounted hotel rates at the race’s host hotel, the Ramada Inn on Okaloosa Island, located across the street from the start and finish line. A free 5K recovery run (road/beach) will be held the following morning starting at the Ramada Inn to start New Year's Day off with a run and Bloody Mary's poolside at the Ramada.