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The 2nd Annual Mad Hatter (Hat) Tournament

We're quite proud to announce that RUNTIME is again partnering with our sister team Backhanded Ultimate to bring you the Mad Hatter (Hat) Tournament. 

Revelers from the 2014 Mad Hatter. Image courtesy of Bridey Gallagher.  

Revelers from the 2014 Mad Hatter. Image courtesy of Bridey Gallagher.  

We're very proud of our partnership with Baltimore's premier women's ultimate club, Backhanded. The ladies have built a fantastic program --earning themselves spots at last year's Pro-Elite Challenge (Chesapeake Invite) and this year's Select Flight Invite.

They're also dedicated to developing the division. Along with all the work it takes to be a select-level club team, Backhanded has also continued to build their feeder team Shadowbox. The two programs together create amazing opportunities for female ultimate players in our area. Just being associated with these awesome ladies makes us bashful. 

Together, both teams believe in growing ultimate in the Baltimore/DC corridor with high quality competition and top-notch fun. 

That's why we're thrilled to announce this year's second annual "Handtime" collaboration: the Mad Hatter (Hat) Tournament, to be hosted at the Banneker Recreationals fields in the Catonsville, MD area. 

Join our programs as we sponsor a fun-filled day of ultimate-playing and silly hat-wearing. All levels of experience are welcome and creative headgear is encouraged. Proceeds from the event will go directly to both clubs to help fund our seasons. 

For the latest updates, check out the Facebook Event page

Click here to register. 

Cost: $15 for registration before the day of; $20 at the fields (you must pay ahead of time to get the discount!)

Paypal: backhanded DOT money AT gmail DOT com

See you out there! 

Photo courtesy of Bridey Gallagher. 

Photo courtesy of Bridey Gallagher. 

Shia sends in his TV/Internet Spot

Well, we've done our best to keep thing serious around here and just use this space to get you the facts, the quick and dirty. 

This bit of news is no different. Call it essential information for all RUNTIME players (past, present and future) and club supporters. We know you're out there #RUNTIMEnation, and now your old pal Shia wants you to put your money where your mouth is. 

Couldn't look away, could you? 

Order yours today, here


RUN THIS WAY Pinnies for Sale!

Hey, we're ultimate players, you're probably an ultimate player....we know you love swag. We're also going out on a limb, and guessing that you'll appreciate a good RUN DMC joke when you see one. 

That's why we're offering a sweet custom reversible this season, available for anyone to order. 

Pinnie mockup.

We shopped around and have landed with Five Ultimate as our pinnie provider. (We'd like to thank VCS for the mockup, and assure those good people that we'll still be ordering our uniform kit in 2015 through you.) You can check out Five's sizing with this handy-dandy page. Each pinnie is $35. 


Yes, we've put together a special offer. If you have (or are still) trying out for RUNTIME in 2015, you can get your pinnie for $32. You're also eligible for this discount if you happen to be a roster player with Backhanded or Shadowbox Ultimate, our sister teams here in Baltimore. 

Look at that, sibling love. It's a beautiful thing. 

We can't wait to see most of the Baltimore/DC area rockin' these babies. Here's how to order: 

Ridiculously easy order form

All proceeds will help fund the 2015 RUNTIME season. 

As One Process Ends, Another Begins

Happy Monday Everyone! 

We're hoping that this post weasels its way across your desk, and that you get to spend a few minutes of your lunch hour or workday thinking about how awesome ultimate is instead of boring old job stuff. Cheers to Monday Malaise! 

Now that it's June, we wanted to acknowledge our brothers in ultimate combat, Medicine Men. We spent all of May working with JoePa, Fickley, Vance, and Fweddy to put together an awesome practice and tryout schedule. Between returners and newcomers, we saw almost 100 players in May come out for ultimate in Baltimore and we couldn't be happier about having this opportunity again in 2015. 

Special thanks for JoePa and Fickley for some excellent work on drills and scheduling, and an award of supreme nerdiness to Vance and Simon for bringing laptops, pictures of all newcomers, mobile hotspots, and Google Sheets into the mix. Now we can keep track of everyone!

We had more than 80 people out for our combined open tryout on Saturday (amazing!) and are now in the process of sending invites to Furniture City Shootout this weekend. We're also sending out our first round of cuts. If you're looking for communication from us, please make sure to shoot us an email. With the overwhelming number of tryouts, plus two teams vying for some excellent new teammates, it's been more of a slog than we're used to. 

Here's an outline of the next few weeks and the RUNTIME tryout process:

Here's to a great 2015 season for both teams and one more big shout out to everyone who's participated so far. 

Now get back to work, slackers. *sips coffee, opens twitter feed*

It's time

If you're reading this, you've found your way to Runtime's new website, designed by our own Jesse Goldstein (RT '13-'14).

I'll keep this short. Check back here for tryout updates, tournament results, highlights, and extracurricular activities (like our hat tournament with Backhandeded, our sister team!). Take a minute to look around. We've got our roster, media, our tournament schedule. Finally, don't hesitate to get in touch via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

See you on the line.