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The Prevea Health Run Away to the Bay is traditionally a 55-mile relay race. We will be celebrating 11 years of running away to the bay on April 15, 2023!
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 11th year of Run Away To The Bay!
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Waves starting at 6:30am
Menominee Park in Oshkosh – enter at Siewert Ave
Hagemeister Park, Green Bay
Teams of 2-6 Runners
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
- “Mobile Aid Station”
Categories & Divisions
Team Relay 3-6 runners
Pairs Relay 2 runners
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
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.)
There will be no formal exchange zones. Teams may exchange on their own. Teams will be sent off with mobile support (hydration, etc.).
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 when they switch to a new runner.
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!!)
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
Now – December 31: $70
January 1 – February 28th – $80
March 1 – March 26 – $90
2023 Race Shirt Information
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.
2023 Packet Pick-Up Information
Friday April 14th: 2pm-6pm
Run Away Shoes, Appleton
W3192 Cty KK
Appleton, WI 54915
SATURDAY, RACE DAY 6:00 AM to 9:00am
Menominee Park – enter at Siewert Ave
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?
Before Registration Closes:
Use the Participant Self Management link in your confirmation e-mail to sell your registration. 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.
Week of Event Transferring: Follow THESE Steps
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?
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
Thank you to our 2023 Title Sponsor Prevea Health!
Prevea Health employees over 2000 people, at over 80 locations that house over 60 care specialtie! Their mission is to take care of people with passion, pride and respect. The best place to get care. The best place to give care.
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.
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 next to the parking lot on the way to the start line.