Run Away to the Bay

April 17, 2021
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2021 Event Announcements

Update 2/23/2021

We have approval from Green Bay!

Run Away to the Bay WILL run all the way to Green Bay (as long as COVID-19 restrictions do not change). With that being said, the event will still need to proceed differently than in the past for the 2021 event.

2021 Event Changes

Due to our current health climate, parts of the event from the past will need to be revised. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Wave starts every 30 minutes 
  • No formal exchange zones. Teams will safely exchange at locations of their choice along the course.
  • Food & beverage will be pre-packed at the finish line. There will be no finish line party.

2020 Deferred Run Away to the Bay Participants: Start Here

An e-mail was sent to you on January 26th with 4 options for 2020 deferred participants. It is in the e-mail address you used to register for the event. If you did not receive the e-mail, please check your spam folder and reach out to [email protected] to update your registration.
See e-mail with options for your registration here: 1_26 Deferred Participant E-Mail Please reply with your choice ASAP

Contact Us at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not see an answer to your question below, please reach out to [email protected]
How Do I Switch Teams?

We expect there will be team disruptions with entire teams not all choosing the same option. In the event that you want to participate and your team does not, we can move you to a new team:

  • If you want to move to an existing team – e-mail [email protected] the name of the team you will be moving to and we will complete the switch for you.
  • If your team is dissolving and you want to create a new team with members of other dissolving teams, have one member of your new team who will be the designated captain e-mail [email protected] with your new team name. Then, the other participants can also e-mail [email protected] to be switched to that team.
What If I Am Losing Teammates And No Longer Have A Full Team?

You still have the ability to gain new team members by:

  • Working with other teams who are dissolving to acquire members to your team,
  • Your teammate selling their registration to a new team member, or
  • We will have limited space to register new individuals to the 2021 event beginning February 15th through March 15th
I Have Someone Who Is Not Registered Who Wants To Join My Team

We will have a limited number of registration available for 2021 registrations who were not already registered for the 2020 event. Registration will open on February 15th – March 15th. If you want to assure your spot, we believe there will be the opportunity to purchase a registration that a 2020 registrant may be selling.

My Team Category Or Division is Changing

If you are moving from 3-6 individuals to 2 or vice versa, you will have a Category change.

If you have a new mix of ages and genders, you may have a Division Change.

Captains: You can go into your Participant Self-Management page and select Edit Registration. Scroll down, and you can update your team division and/or category if needed. However, our registration staff does look over this at the end of registration to make sure that each team is in the correct category and division.

If your team captain leaves, a new team captain will be assigned.

Transfer/Selling Registration Related Questions

IMPORTANT: Do not purchase a registration from an individual unless you are going through the Race Entry transfer process (see first toggle). We have seen people be scammed by following false processes with fake registrants. 

If you do not see an answer to your question below, please reach out to [email protected]

UPDATE 2/18/21: For 2020 registrants that had their registration deferred to 2021 or 2022: Due to safety reasons, credit card information was not transferred over when we moved your registration to the 2021 or 2022 event. We will be refunding you via check. Please click on the “I am a 2020 Registrant That Had My Registration Moved to the 2021 or 2022 Event.” for complete details and steps to assure you receive your refund.

I am a 2020 Registrant That Had My Registration Moved to the 2021 or 2022 Event

IF YOU ARE SELLING/TRANSFERRING YOUR REGISTRATION

From your e-mail confirmation (sent within the designated time frame listed above after you confirmed you planned to participate or transfer), you will be able to go into the Participant Self-Management link and choose “Sell Registration.” From there, follow the prompts to sell your registration to the individual.

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, e-mail us and let us know. Due to safety reasons, credit card information was not transferred over when we moved your registration to the 2021 or 2022 event. We will be refunding you via check. Please include your mailing address when you e-mail us at [email protected]

IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A REGISTRATION FROM SOMEONE ELSE

Check your e-mail and you should have an e-mail with instructions to complete your registration. If you want to join a different team, e-mail [email protected] after you complete your transferred registration and we will update it.

The process can be seen hereHow To Transfer A Registration

I Registered for the 2021 Event or 2022 Event

IF YOU ARE SELLING/TRANSFERRING YOUR REGISTRATION

From your e-mail confirmation (sent within the designated time frame listed above after you confirmed you planned to participate or transfer), you will be able to go into the Participant Self-Management link and choose “Sell Registration.” From there, follow the prompts to sell your registration to the individual.

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.

IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A REGISTRATION FROM SOMEONE ELSE

Check your e-mail and you should have an e-mail with instructions to complete your registration. If you want to join a different team, e-mail [email protected] after you complete your transferred registration and we will update it.

The process can be seen hereHow To Transfer A Registration

If I Have A Registration Transferred/Sold To Me, Do I Have To Be On Their Team?

No. Once the transfer is complete, e-mail us at [email protected] which team you would like to be moved to and we will make the switch for you.

I Want To Transfer/Sell My Registration But Need To Find A Buyer

We suggest that you reach out to your network of runners and have your teammates do the same for their networks. We also suggest you connect with local running groups to find someone who may be interested in purchasing your registration.

Run Away to the Bay is traditionally an 11-leg, 55-mile relay race. 2021 will look a little different structurally, but we guarantee a day with your BRF’s is still going to be as great as ever!

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 9th year of Run Away To The Bay!

When: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Wave Start Times: The earliest wave start will be 7:00am and will proceed in half hour increments with several waves following.

Waves are assigned to teams in the beginning of April.

Where:  The race starts in Menominee Park in Oshkosh and finishes on the City Deck in Green Bay. (See below for Course Description)

Who:  Teams of 2 to 6 runners


All teams will receive: 

  • Front Bib for Each Runner
  • Wristband (to be passed from runner to runner at each exchange location)
  • Participant Shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Pre-Packaged Finish Line Food & Beverage
  • Chip Timing

FOLLOW US ON

 

The 2020 medals will be given to this year’s participants. Being able to hand them out will represent a comeback from an unprecedented 2020.

TEAM INFORMATION

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

Awards

Top three relay teams in each age division (open or masters) and gender sub-division (male/female or mixed) will receive awards.

The awards will be announced at the conclusion of the event one all the results are compiled.

Relay teams MUST cover the entire course miles to be eligible for awards and official finish times. If a runner is unable to complete a leg, another member of the team must take over where the other runner left off and complete the leg.

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 wave starts is to help ensure that every team in each wave finishes at approximately the same 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

Exchange Zones: To prevent large gatherings at exchange zones due to the current health climate, we will not have formal exchanges on the course. Teams can exchange who is running on any point of the course as long as they are using safety precautions.

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!

 

 

REGISTRATION

Registration 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.

Race Fees

Registration will open for new participants (those not deferred from 2020) on February 15th through March 15th. The link will be posted on this webpage when it opens.

2021 Race Shirt Information

Click the following link for sizing and care information: TBD

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.

2021 Packet Pick-Up Information

Thursday and Friday April 15th & 16th (Time TBD)

Run Away Shoes, Appleton
W3192 Cty KK
Appleton, WI 54915
view map

SATURDAY, RACE DAY 6AM to 9AM
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?

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 inset 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.

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

Transferring and T-Shirts

 If a registration is transferred AFTER online registration closes on March 15th 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

Can I complete this event as a solo runner?

No, Run Away to the Bay is not designed for solo runners.

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:

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.

Updated Booklet Will Be Linked Here when Available

2019 Booklet

Course

Past Leg Distances

The 2021 event will not have formal exchange zones in order to prevent large gatherings due to the current health climate.

Leg 1: START Menominee Park to Winnebago Co. Park – 4.7 miles?
Leg 2: Winnebago Co. Park to Vinland Still &?Grill- 4.6 miles
Leg 3: Vinland Still & Grill (Cyt Rd A) to Smith Park- 6.5 miles
Leg 4: Smith Park in Neenah to Barker Farms Park- 4.0 miles
Leg 5: Barker Farms Park in Menasha to Darboy Park – 3.3 miles
Leg 6: Darboy Park to Dundas – 6.8 miles
Leg 7: Dundas to Hill Road – 7.2 miles
Leg 8: Hill Road to Greenleaf – 3.1 miles
Leg 9: Greenleaf to Midway Rd – 5.1 miles
Leg 10: Midway Rd to FRT Boat Landing (Zesty’s) – 5.5 miles
Leg 11: FRT Boat Landing (Zesty’s) to FINISH @ City Deck – 4.6 miles

55.4 – FINISH LINE – The City Deck

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. 

Finish Line

 

Results

Results will be posted HERE at the conclusion of the race. 

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

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