Important Info, Tips and Instructions
The Mother of All Relays!
DATES: August 26 - 27, 2016
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 2016 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 18 years straight!
Recommended Packing List
HTC Start is located at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood (approx. 90 miles SE of Portland, Oregon)
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
2) State your team number to Race Officials
3) Sign and turn in the Traffic Safety Agreement form ( last page in the 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.
Located on the Beautiful Oregon Coast!
Teammates often cross the Finish Line with their "anchor" who is officially finishing the race. If your team chooses to do so, make sure:
Need cash? Look for the ATM and signs on the beach!
12:45 pm to 3:45 pm: Brian O'Dell Band performs on the main 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 Main Stage
9:30 am: Hood To Coast Awards
The Brian O'Dell Band 12:45-3:45pm
Radical Revolution 6:45-11:00pm
The Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast Relays make a sustained effort to integrate policies and programs throughout its operations to minimize the environmental impact along the 198 mile course.
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.
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.