at the races A New Anthem for the Oldest Road Race in North America

A New Anthem for the Oldest Road Race in North America


There are many reasons participation in the oldest road race in North America is a MUST do event this year.

Find your distance and Nail it!  Around the Bay has added the 2K and 10K distances for a total of five distances to choose from that include the existing 5K, 15K and 30K.  Participate in The Hammer—all 5 distances—and the combined times from each event will be your Hammer Time! Participants have between March 25 to April 25 to complete any of the event distances, including The Hammer, to be included as official results. Official results can be uploaded and found here. Participants in Around the Bay are encouraged to share their accomplishments on social media using the hashtag #NailedIt.

The Hammer souvenir shirt sponsored by Hoka One One

This year, The Hammer is presented by Hoka One One, who are sponsors of the Hammer medals and souvenir tee-shirts. Stay tuned for stories of inspiration and motivation from Team Hoka: Jennifer Dingle, Charles Minor, James Kupka and Karin Femi. 

Plus, now hear this: a must-add to your playlist is the event’s original theme song, Around the Bay 2021 song, written by Canadian country singer Abigaile and co-written by Zack Werrner. Originally inspired by a bay in her province of Newfoundland, she was informed by Zack about a race he participated in called Around the Bay. Together, they created a rendition of Abigaile’s song for Around the Bay that starts and finishes in Hamilton, Ontario.  

Around the Bay supports the community by inviting Hamilton businesses to participate in the race expo and the official local charities are: St. Joe’s Healthcare Hamilton, Canadian Cancer Society, Teach for Canada, Autism Speaks Canada and Cassie & Friends.

The time is NOW, Nail It at Around the Bay Road Race.

Register here for the event.