Welcome to the 32nd annual Hood To Coast Relay!
Hood To Coast is the Largest Relay in the world!
DATES: August 23 & 24, 2013
TOTAL TEAMS: 1,050 teams of 12 runners (min. 8)
RACE COURSE: Hood To Coast is 198 miles long. See Course Maps for more about the route
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: The 2013 event will include 12,600 runners and 3,600 volunteers
ORIGIN: HTC began in 1982 with 8 teams and has filled the team cap on the opening day of registration for the last 15 years straight!
Recommended Packing List
HTC Start is located at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood (approx. 90 miles SE of Portland, Oregon)
Start waves begin at 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning and continue through 6:45 p.m.
It is strongly suggested to only bring one team vehicle to the start area
The 2nd vehicle should go directly to 'Exchange 6' to reduce congestion
Be aware of participants already on the course as you enter the Start area
Team Check-in Procedures
One representative from each team is required for check-in; does not need to be Team Captain
1) Present team safety equipment for inspection at the Equipment Check-in area 20 min. prior to Start Time
Two (2) Reflective Vests
Two (2) LED Lights/Flashers
Two (2) Flashlights or Headlamps
2) State your team number to Race Officials
3) Sign next to your team name on the official check-in sheet
Upon check-in, your team will be issued the current year Race Wrist Wrap. Without the Race Wrist Wrap and approval of Safety Equipment, teams will not be permitted to start.
Receive race numbers, race shirts and vehicle identification signs at Start Check-in area
Arrive 45-60 mins in advance of team start time to collect necessary materials and check-in
Located on the beach, just north of the Broadway Avenue turnaround in Seaside, Oregon.
Anticipate heavy traffic and parking congestion
- HTC provides FREE shuttle bus service in Seaside with designated parking areas for teams! Please use it. Click for Seaside Parking Map
Finishing as a Team
Teammates often cross the Finish Line with their "anchor" who is officially finishing the race. If your team chooses to do so, make sure:
Your Leg 36 "anchor" runner leads your team to the Finish Line
Listen for announcements of team members arriving near the finish
The Leg 36 runner will be the only one to remove the timing chip and be credited with an official finish.
Race photos will be provided by Penrose Photography (www.finishshots.com). Check out their website for more information
After testing yourself and overcoming the challenge that is the “Mother of All Relays”, treat yourself and your team to a team suite! Your team will have:
- Private, secure tent at the largest beach party on the west coast.
- Table and chairs
- Exclusive catering with multiple menu choices
- Massage available
- Access to a private bar (for participants 21 and older only).
- Three different levels of food & beverage service available
Make sure to book soon as the suites Sold Out Quickly Last Year!
Contact Us or Call (503) 292-4626 to Reserve your team suite today!
Need cash? Look for the Columbia Bank ATM vehicle and signs on the beach!
Main Stage area at Finish party on the beach
Awards will be given to the Top Six teams in each category
Hood To Coast - SUNDAY at 9:30 AM
Portland To Coast (Walk & High School Challenge) - SATURDAY from 5:00 - 6:30PM
The Brian Odell Band 12:45-3:45pm
Hit Machine 6:45-11:00pm
MANDATORY RACE PACE INFO:
The Race Pace Survey asks participants to provide a time from a race they've participated in during 2012 or 2013. Because not every runner or walker participates in 10K races, the survey allows participants to enter times from 5K,10K, Half and Full Marathon distances and times. If you've never participated in a sanctioned race, we ask participants to conduct a rigorous time trial on their own. We encourage participants to use a local track and time themselves for a minimum of 3 miles.
INFO TO COMPLETE RACE PACE:
Level of Athletic Ability (Expert to Beginner)
Name of event you've participated in
Date (either 2012 or 2013 can be used)
Time (hours, minutes, and seconds)
Distance (distance is listed in kilometers or miles)
Note: When a participant fills out the survey, the time that an individual enters will change. OUR CALCULATOR IS WORKING TO ALTER YOUR TIME SLIGHTLY BASED ON DIFFERENT FACTORS.
TIPS FOR FILLING OUT THE RACE PACE SURVEY:
- DO NOT GUESS, ESTIMATE OR PREDICT! Our seeding method accounts for a multitude of factor. We need your FASTEST time in a given distance!
- Do NOT use an old relay time! Old relay times will be removed from the system.
- You can change your time! If you've run/walked in an event since entering your information you can change it until July 18th!
Team Captains CANNOT change the times of their team members.
8 Members of the team must have a completed Race Pace Survey to be issued a start time. Teams that don't provide this info will not be given a start time and will not be allowed to participate.
IMPORTANT RACE PACE SURVEY DATES:
JULY 1ST 8 Members of a team must have the race pace survey filled out to receive a start time.
JULY 18TH Participants can make changes to their completed Race Pace Surveys until this date. After July 18th, no changes can be made to any Race Pace Survey.
TO UPDATE YOUR RACE PACE SURVEY:
1) Log into the Team Roster Site
2) Click "Update Info"
3) Make changes to your race information and click "submit"
The Largest Relay in the World is also one of the Greenest!
The Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast Relays are making a sustained effort to integrate policies and programs throughout all operational aspects to minimize its environmental impact along the 199 mile course.
Plastic recycling receptacles at ALL Exchanges, as well as Start and Finish Areas!
As a benefit to all participants, all handbooks are printed on post-consumer recycled paper.
Honored with RecycleWorks Award by The City of Portland for environmentally sustainable business practices.
Mandatory online registration
Use of biodegradable plates/utensils at Finish Area Food Garden and catering.
All race bibs are recycle-friendly!
Donation past season merchandise, race and volunteer shirts.
We challenge participants to engage in more environmentally connected and conscious actions to protect the beauty of the local Oregon terrain. HTC/PTC continues to strive to understand and offset the effects of participant activities, thus creating long-term environmental programs that benefit everyone.
Reduce Your “Footprint” during the Relay
- Use Rechargeable Batteries. Many remote areas of our course don’t have disposal facilities for all of your drained batteries, so travel with rechargeable ones and you’ll save money while keeping thousands of corrosive batteries out of Oregon landfills.
- Don't Pack Your "Packages". Limit the packaging you buy or bring, and take re-usable containers for things like toiletries and post-run snacks, rather than one-time travel size containers which just add to waste.
- Throw Away Properly! Please remember to not litter. Every little piece adds up. Use the designated blue top ClearStream recycling receptacles for all plastics!
- Use Biodegradable Products. Often available at camping or outdoor stores, biodegradable products make a big difference when traveling or accidentally left behind in the pristine Oregon mountain and coastal forests.
- Bring A Reusable Water Bottle! Be sure to fill up your own bottle to reduce waste from plastic disposable bottles. Did you know that 67% of all plastic water bottles are NOT recycled? Look for the plastic bottle recycling bins at ALL Exchanges, as well as the Start and Finish party!