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DATES: August 25 - 26, 2017 
TOTAL TEAMS: 1,050 teams of 12 runners (min. 8)
RACE COURSE: Hood To Coast is 199 miles long. See Course Maps for more route info
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 12,600 runners and 3,600 volunteers
ORIGIN: HTC began in 1982 with 8 teams, and has filled the team cap for 26 straight years, and on opening day of registration for 19 years straight!

Recommended Packing List

The HTC Start is located at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood (approx. 65 miles east of downtown Portland)

  • Start waves are 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • It is strongly suggested to only bring one team vehicle to the start area
  • The 2nd vehicle should go directly to 'Exchange 6' 
  • Be aware of participants already on the course as you enter the Start Area
Team Check-in Procedures

One person from a team is required to check-in; doesn't need to be the 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 and turn in the Traffic Safety Agreement ( last page in handbook)

4)  Sign next to your team name on the official check-in sheet and receive your timing chip

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.

Out-of-town teams

  • Receive race numbers, race shirts, wrist wrap, timing chip 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

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. 

Finish Schedule


12:45 pm-3:45 pm: Brian O'Dell Band performs on Stage
4:50 pm: Results of "Best Of" recognition and announcements
5:00 pm: Les Schwab Portland To Coast High School Challenge awards ceremony
5:15 pm: Sponsor Awards and Thank You To the City of Seaside
5:25 pm: Overall Providence Hood To Coast Relay winning team trophy presentation
5:30 pm: Providence Cancer Center announcement of fundraising results
5:40 pm: Providence Portland To Coast awards ceremony
6:45 pm: to 11:00 pm: Radical Revolution performs on Stage 


9:30 am: Hood To Coast Awards

Environmental Investment

  • Plastic recycling receptacles at ALL Exchanges, as well as Start and Finish Areas! 
  • Handbooks printed on post-consumer recycled paper.
  • Honored with RecycleWorks Award by The City of Portland for environmentally sustainable business practices.
  • Online registration
  • Use of biodegradable plates/utensils at Finish Area Food Garden and catering.
  • All race bibs are recycle-friendly!
  • Donation of past season merchandise, race and volunteer shirts.
  • Bring A Reusable Water Bottle & Large Gallon Water Containers to Refill!

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PHONE: 503-292-4626