Run Away to the Bay

April 23, 2022
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2021 AWARDS

If your team is an award winner, please have a team captain e-mail [email protected] the Run Away Shoes location you would like to pick your awards up at. 

Run Away to the Bay is traditionally a 55-mile relay race. We will be celebrating 10 years of running away to the bay on April 16, 2022!

Starting on the shores of Lake Winnebago in Menomonee Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, runners will head north along the lake towards the Fox Cities before crossing the countryside of Calumet County and finally entering the Fox River Trail just north of Forest Junction. Runners will stay on the trail until reaching the waterfront finish line on The City Deck, in Downtown Green Bay.

We invite you to join us in our 10th year of Run Away To The Bay!

When:

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Waves starting at 7:00am

Start Line:

Menominee Park in Oshkosh – enter at Siewert Ave

Finish Line:

Hagemeister Park, Green Bay

Distance:

 55 Miles

Who:

Teams of 2-6 Runners

Overview:

TEAM INFORMATION

Participation Requirements

The average team pace must not exceed 12:00 min/mile due to municipalities, and a minimum age of 16.

Teams must have a minimum of 2 participants and cannot exceed 6 participants.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

All Teams Will Receive...
  • Front Bib for Each Runner
  • Wristband (to be passed from runner to runner when participating)
  • Participant Shirt 
  • Finisher Medal
  • Finish Line Food & Beverage
  • Chip Timing
Categories & Divisions

Categories:

Team Relay 3-6 runners
Pairs Relay 2 runners

Divisions:

Open Men – All men – any age
Open Women – All Women – any age
Open Mixed – Any combination of men/women – any age

Masters Men – all runners over 40
Masters Women – all runners over 40
Masters Mixed – all runners over 40

Seeding

Each team will be assigned a start time in early April. 

Teams will be assigned a start time according to their anticipated finish time based on the average pace each team member listed when registering for the event.

The purpose of seeding the event into 3-4 wave starts is to help ensure that every team in each wave finishes in an appropriate window of time.

Start times are assigned with the slowest teams seeded first.

If you need to adjust your average pace after you register, or have a concern about your teams start or finish time, please contact [email protected]

***Once Start Times Are Posted***

When you view the wave start times, please find your team name and confirm that the number of team members listed is correct as well as your team division. Please have a representative from your team e-mail [email protected] if you see any issues with your start time*, number of team members, division, or if you have any other questions or concerns.

It is very important that you contact us regarding your start time if you believe your team will be slower or faster than when you originally registered.

Responsibilities & Expectations

Vehicle: Teams provide their own support vehicle and can divide the race legs however they want as long as the entire distance is covered by the team (for example, a teammate can legs back-to-back, etc.)

Exchanges

There will be no formal exchange zones. Teams may exchange on their own. There will be rejuvenation stations along the course.

Slap Bands: Each team is supplied one slap band. This MUST be worn by the team member while running on the course. The runners will exchange the slap bands at designated Exchange Zones ONLY.

Water: Please equip your vehicles with hydration for your team members. Your team is allowed to give you assistance in the form of food, fluids and clothing while running your leg. (NO rides!!)

Safety

First Aid: Each Team is responsible for supplying an adequate first aid kit on board each vehicle to treat blisters, abrasions and other common ailments.

Traffic: ALL traffic has the right-of-way while you are running on the course! Follow the Run Away to the Bay signs. These will be placed on the side of the road that you are to be running on. If there is a sidewalk available, that is where you should be running, not in the road.

Headphones are allowed, but PLEASE keep the volume low. We recommend using just one earphone if possible. Your SAFETY is our #1 concern!

READY TO REGISTER?

REGISTRATION & TRANSFER DETAILS

Race Fees

Now – December 31, 2021: $65

January 1 – February 28th – $75

March 1 – March 31 – $85

2022 Race Shirt Information

To Be Determined.

Please note: T-shirt style, color and design all subject to change.

If you need to change your shirt size, please e-mail [email protected] Sizes cannot be changed once online registration closes and changes are not guaranteed.

2022 Packet Pick-Up Information

Friday April 22nd Time TBD

Run Away Shoes, Appleton
W3192 Cty KK
Appleton, WI 54915
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SATURDAY, RACE DAY 6:30 AM to 8:00am
Menominee Park – enter at Siewert Ave

BIB INSTRUCTIONS

Please wear your race bib on the FRONT and outermost layer of clothing.

The last runner must wear the bib with the timing chip.
DO NOT BEND this race bib.

Can I transfer my registration to a different participant? 

Can I transfer my registration to a different participant?

If participants need to change after registration closes please e-mail [email protected]

If you are a 2020 registrant who transferred to 2022 and need to transfer your registration, please e-mail [email protected]

Use the Participant Self Management link to sell your registration (CLICK HERE). You will get to choose your refund (i.e. the price you want to sell it at) and then insert the e-mail of the person who you are selling/transferring and they will receive an e-mail to complete it. You will receive an e-mail once they have done that. Please open that e-mail to approve the transfer. Then, in 2-3 business days, you will receive your refund. Be aware that if the registration fees have increased between when you registered and the new registrant is registering, they will have to pay that difference.

Transferring and T-Shirts

If a registration is transferred AFTER online registration closes on March 31st at 11:59pm, t-shirt size is not guaranteed. The person who the registration is transferred to will receive the t-shirt of the person who originally registered. At packet pick-up, there is an opportunity to swap it with another size based on availability. The desired size is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions about transferring, please e-mail [email protected]

Commonly Asked Questions

Does one person need to register the whole team?

 No! One person does not need to handle registering the whole team. However, a person on your team will need to be designated as a Team Captain when registering. This person will need to sign up before anyone else on your team to create a team by choosing the Register Captain option. The Team Captain will choose a team password which participants will enter when they join a team from the Register Teammate option. Team Captains will also choose a team name which participants will be able to choose from a drop-down menu.

The reason we also have the team password to connect teams beyond just the team name is that sometimes teammates choose the wrong team or there are teams with very similar names.

If you need assistance registering, please email [email protected]

I can no longer participate. Can I receive a refund or transfer my bib?

We’re sorry that you can no longer participate! There are no refunds, but you can transfer your bib to another runner.

Transfers/Selling your registration can be completed by visiting the Participant Self Management Page and choosing the “Sell Registration” option. Then, follow the steps and e-mail it to the person who you will be selling/transferring your registration to and they will complete their registration to complete the transfer.

This link is also in your confirmation e-mail. Click “Edit Your Registration” or “Manage Your Team” to get to the options page.

If participants need to change after registration closes please e-mail [email protected]

How many teams participate in this event?

Past Participation:

2022: Capped at 200 Teams

2021: 85 Teams

2020: Sold Out at 180 Teams. Event Cancelled due to COVID-19

2019: 170 Teams

2018: 166 Teams

2017: 150 Teams

2016: 133 Teams

2015: 126 Teams

2014: 95 Teams

2013: 75 Teams

2012: 54 Teams

 

Course description

 

Run Away to the Bay begins in Menominee Park in Oshkosh, WI. The race will head North through town onto County Road A. The course will continue through the towns of Neenah and Menasha. It will merge with Midway Rd/Schmidt Rd and go through Darboy and Kaukauna. It will then enter the Fox River Trail just north of Forest Junction. We will stay on the trail through DePere until the Finish line on The City Deck.

Course

Elevation Map

Linked HERE.

Start Line

Map

Menominee Park, Oshkosh

Enter on Siewert Tr

Restrooms are located in the parking lot by the Reetz Softball Complex (city decides if they will be opened based on the weather). If they are closed we will have porta potties instead. There are NO restrooms at THE start line, so plan accordingly before you head to the start.

Packet Pick-Up is by the Start Line.

Registered?  Great!  Make sure your shoes can get you to the finish line!

CUSTOM FIT PROCESS

Our expert shoe fitters at Run Away Shoes would love to help fit you for your next pair of running shoes!

LOCATIONS

Visit us in Oshkosh, Appleton, or Green Bay!

Shoe Fitting Process

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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