Runtime announces its roster for the 2016 campaign.Read More
It's almost tryout season, and that means that Runtime is getting ready for another summer.
2015 was our best season yet. We played tight games against every team in the section, notching big wins over local rivals Medicine Men and John Doe, and missing out on the Sectionals final by a DGP loss to Town Hall Stars.
2016 is the year that we build on that success. We want people who are not only committed to improving themselves as players, but also committed to being good teammates and good opponents. If that sounds like you, we want you to try out with Runtime.
Greetings from the other side of the rostering process, RUNTIME nation. Shocking though it may be to those of us that started this team, we've had at least a few inquiring minds ask us for our official roster announcement. We had been excited about that in early June, and then the season took over, the leadership lost a lot of sleep, and then we dug right in to practice. So for those of you waiting with bated breath, we'll cut to the chase.
Ok, hang on. One more thing.Read More
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE.
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:
All proceeds will help fund the 2015 RUNTIME season.
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:
- Furniture City Shootout June 6-7, tryout tournament (https://www.facebook.com/FurnitureCityShootout)
- Invite-only practices: June 10, 14, 17 (times and locations to be announced)
- Pittsburgh Invitational June 20-21
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*
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.