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Cape Lookout Relay September 12, 2020

run 72 mi walk 48 mi

September 12, 2020 – Cape Lookout, Oregon

Come join us as the Relay returns to its roots again in 2020… Hood To Coast Cape Lookout…The Original

Details

DATE: September 12, 2020
RACE COURSE: Hood To Coast Cape Lookout Relay is 72 miles long for running teams, the walking course will be 48 miles (walk will begin at Exchange 4 – A-1 Logging). See Course Maps for more route info.
PARTICIPANTS PER TEAM: 6 runners or walkers

REGISTRATION PROCESS: 

  1. Click Register
  2. Click “Create a Team” or “Join a Team”
  3. Pay the Individual Race Entry Fee of $108 for Running or $100 for Walking
  4. If Creating a Team,  Teammates will register via the main registration link and choose the team name from the dropdown menu.
  5. If Joining a Team, find your Team Name in the Dropdown Menu
  6. Enjoy a Memorable HTC One-Day Relay Experience!

Register NOW

This historic race course is the genesis of the Mother of All Relays, where it all started back in 1982. The stunning course remained unchanged until eventually the popularity of Hood To Coast reached participants from all 50 states and 7 continents. The first 11 legs are part of “The Original” race course with one spectacular change…the 2020 race will finish on the sands of Cape Lookout. Traverse through the lush old-growth forest, natural cobble stone pathways, and reach the beautiful Pacific Ocean with the 2020 Cape Lookout Relay. 

Teams will have the opportunity to travel the final 72 miles of this epic race course, or the last 48 miles for the walk. This is a one-day, one-van, six-member team relay. Each participant will complete two legs along the 12-leg race course for runners and 8-leg race course for walkers. 

Participants will once again experience the beauty of The Original race course with each leg showcasing something special, such as scenic waterways, serene forests, and a sandy finish at Cape Lookout. 

Just like the current Hood To Coast, the Cape Lookout Relay experience brings together teams to conquer a breathtaking course, creating life-long bonds and memories for years to come. HTC is an all-inclusive event with runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, attracting elite competitors and a diverse international audience.

REFLECTIVE GEAR

From 4:00am – 7:00am and after 6:00pm, runners/walkers while participating must:

  • Carry a flashlight (headlight or similar)
  • Wear one front and one back LED flasher.

From 4:00am – 9:00am and after 6:00pm, runners/walkers while participating must:

  • Wear a reflective vest.

Teammates/support personnel are highly recommended to wear a reflective vest and LED flasher (when not inside the race vehicle), on the course or at any exchange, from 6pm – 9am.

All participants are encouraged to wear high visibility colors during all hours.

HEADPHONES

Music devices with speakers below the head or outside of the ear are allowed. 

  • Headphones/buds or any other music devices in the ear ARE NOT allowed.
  • Music must be at a sound level considered appropriate to both the general public and other participants.
  • Participants must still be able to hear instructions and general traffic noises.
  • If a Volunteer or Race Official deems the music too loud, the participant must turn down the volume immediately, failure to comply will result in immediate disqualification.

MOTORCYCLE PATROL

  • The race hires 10 personnel to patrol the entire course from 3 am – 9 pm. 

OPEN CONTAINER LAW

  • Oregon State Law clearly states that no open containers of alcohol are permitted within vehicles.
  • Save the celebration for the Finish Party!
  • Police will be strongly enforcing this law on the course.

COURSE CLOSURE

  • The Race Course and Finish Area will close Saturday evening at 8:30pm.
  • Any teams still on the course at that time will be requested by Race Officials to either discontinue the race, or plan on finishing by having more than one teammate run at the same time, called “Leap Frogging.”
  • All teams are seeded to finish before the course officially closes, provided your team has supplied honest race pace times.

 

SELF-POLICING

  • No traffic or police monitors are promised to protect runners and walkers from vehicular traffic along the course.
  • Great care must be exercised at all times by participants and team vehicles.
  • Participants must travel along the correct road shoulder or sidewalk, and obey all Oregon traffic laws and signals.
  • Self-policing of our event is the reason we will have a lack of injuries or traffic-related mishaps.

 

FIRST AID

  • Teams are responsible for supplying an adequate first aid kit to treat: blisters, abrasions, headaches, heat exhaustion, and other common ailments.
  • Most running/walking injuries are directly related to soft tissue trauma and are effectively treated with ice.
  • We strongly recommend bringing a cooler filled with ice (remember R.I.C.E: Rest Ice Compression Elevation).

 

COMMUNICATIONS

There will be a radio at every exchange point along the race course.

If you see anyone in need of assistance, please get their race number, and if possible, let the Exchange Leader with a radio know at the next Exchange Point. They are capable of bringing in an ambulance or even Life Flight if necessary.

EMERGENCIES

In case of emergency, (Start, on course roads, or at Finish), it is each participant/team’s responsibility to seek their own appropriate medical/emergency care. (Remember to write your emergency medical info where provided on the back of your race bib!)

HYDRATION

  • No aid stations guaranteed along the course
  • Participants are strongly urged to carry large containers of water in team vehicles! 
  • Most important step you can take during the race is to continuously hydrate (drink non-caffeinated fluids and water).
  • Recommended intake: 12-16 cups of water per day

 

RUNNERS/WALKERS ON ROAD

30 MINUTE PENALTY

Race Numbers/Wrist Wraps

–  Race bibs must be worn at all times, and the Wrist Wrap must be carried/worn at all times throughout the race.

No Stopping on Road or in Exchange Parking Area Prior to Parking

–  No stopping, when vehicles are moving, to drop off a runner/walker.  This quickly causes a backup of congestion if vans do not adhere to the rule.

Vehicles Following Participants

–  No vehicles will be allowed to follow behind participants to illuminate the road during night-time legs. These vehicles severely impede traffic.

Conduct on Race Course

– Any conduct deemed unsafe or unsportsmanlike by Race Officials will not be tolerated.  Do not obstruct traffic, play loud music, yell, or honk horns early in the morning or at night in rural/neighborhood areas. Also, no van decorations that are overtly suggestive, sexual, or that contain foul language.

No Parking on Road Prior to Exchange

– No parking is allowed along the road within 500 feet prior to an exchange. Parking is allowed in designated areas only after the exchange point marker. Please park off the road as far as possible, watch for participants, and stay alert to other traffic.

60 MINUTE PENALTY

Participant Rotation

– All teams are to rotate their team members in the same sequence throughout the race, not consecutively in a row. (For example, if a participant begins on Leg 2, they must stay in the number 2 position throughout the race. The participant would then rotate to Leg 8.  This sequence should continue unless a teammate has dropped out).

Mixed Division Participant Drop Out

– If a runner on a Mixed Division team becomes injured and drops out during a leg, the injured runner must be replaced with the next team member in rotation of the same gender. (See Handbook for additional details and examples.)

Participant Drop Out

– If a team member drops out due to injury or illness during a leg, only the next runner in rotation can take the wrist wrap and continue, (but only to the next exchange point). The next person in rotation can only finish the unfinished portion of the previous leg and go no further. A handoff must occur at the exchange point to the next participant in rotation. No more than one substitution in one leg is allowed. (See Handbook for additional details and examples.)

Race Officials

– Course volunteers, O.D.O.T., and traffic safety officials at exchanges are considered Race Officials. They have authority to disqualify a team for rule violations, abusive behavior, or failure to follow instructions given by volunteers. Abusive treatment or disregard for their authority will result, at minimum, in a 60-minute penalty.

Display of Team Vehicle Signs

– Each team is to have one (1) vehicle. Official vehicle signs will be issued to each team (within team bag given at Packet Pickup or Race Check-in Tent). A 60-minute penalty will be assessed for failure to properly display these signs. A team found with more than one vehicle on the race course will be disqualified.

 

DISQUALIFICATION

Safety Gear

–  From 4:00am-7:00am and after 6:00pm, all participants on the course must:

– wear one front and back LED flasher 

– carry flashlight, or wear headlamp or hat headlight 

– wear reflective vest until 9:00am

(Each team must present two reflective vests, two flashlights (or Headlights) and two LED flashers for inspection at the Start Check-In Tent. Teams are then issued the official race wrist wrap and allowed to participate).

Save the Party for the Finish!

– Open alcoholic containers, drinking, inebriated participants or volunteers on the course will immediately be disqualified.

No Bicycles or Dogs

– No bicycles or dogs are allowed to accompany participants on the race course. Team members found biking the course are assumed to be accompanying participants, and the team will be disqualified.

Public Nuisance Rule

– Participants who are reported to have littered, urinated, or defecated on private property will immediately be disqualified. Please use good judgment and be considerate of property owners along the course. Portable toilets and ample garbage containers are provided at each exchange point.

No Oversize Vehicles

– No vehicles 80″ or wider, or longer than 23′, motor homes, buses or limos are allowed on the course by any team or team support. If you have doubts about the legality of your vehicle, contact the HTC/PTC Office prior to the relay.

Start Time

– Any teams found starting the race earlier than their assigned Start Time will be disqualified

Headphones

– Music devices with speakers below the head or outside of the ear are allowed.

– Headphones/buds or any other music devices in the ear are NOT allowed.

– Music must be at a sound level considered appropriate to both the general public and other participants.

– Participants must still be able to hear instructions and general traffic noises.

– If a Volunteer or Race Official deems the music too loud, the participant must turn down the volume immediately.

– Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

TEAM STRUCTURE

  • Each team will consist of 6 runners or 4 walkers.
  • Racers will run/walk two (2) total legs. (Walk relay is 8 Legs)
  • Racer Order: Racer 1, Racer 2, Racer 3, Racer 4, Racer 5, Racer 6, Racer 1, Racer 2, Racer 3, Racer 4, Racer 5, Racer 6,

PACKET PICKUP DATE/LOCATION: 

Date: TBD

Hood To Coast Office
9655 SW Sunshine Ct. Suite 500 (MAP IT)
Beaverton, OR 97005

*Teams that are unable to attend packet pickup will get their packets at the start line.

 

BAGS/PACKETS INCLUDE

· Nike Dri-Fit Men’s and Women’s Size Race Shirts

· Race Bib Numbers and Van Signs

· Start Times

· Goodies from sponsors!

START LINE

The HTC Cape Lookout Run start line is located at Bald Peak, OR. Walk Start line is at A-1 Logging.

– Start waves are 4:00am – 9:00am.
– 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

One (1) Reflective Vests
Two (2) LED Lights/Flashers
One (1) Flashlights or Headlamps

2)  State your team number to Race Officials

3) Sign and turn in the Traffic Safety Agreement (in handbook)

4)  Upon safety equipment approval, receive your 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, and vehicle identification signs at Start Check-in area

– Arrive 30 mins in advance of team start time to collect necessary materials and check-in

Awards will be given to the top four teams in each running category.

  • MEN’S OPEN – Any age, at least one runner under 30
  • MEN’S SUBMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 30
  • MEN’S MASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 40
  • MEN’S SUPERMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 50
  • MEN’S CHAMPION MASTERS – Average age 60+
  • WOMEN’S OPEN – Any age, at least one runner under 30
  • WOMEN’S SUBMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 30
  • WOMEN’S MASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 40
  • WOMEN’S SUPERMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 50
  • WOMEN’S CHAMPION MASTERS – Average age 60+
  • MIXED OPEN – At least half women. Any age, at least one runner under 30
  • MIXED SUBMASTERS – At least half women. Minimum age of all runners is 30
  • MIXED MASTERS – At least half women. Minimum age of all runners is 40
  • MIXED SUPERMASTERS- At least half women. Minimum age of all runners is 50
  • MIXED CHAMPION MASTERS – Average age 60+

Awards will be given to the top four teams in each of the following walk categories.

  • MEN’S WALKING
  • WOMEN’S WALKING
  • MIXED WALKING – At least half women. All ages.

 

*Mixed Categories: 6 member teams must have a minimum of 3 women to be in the mixed category. men.

All Leg 11 Runners and Walkers will receive a special medal for conquering the extremely difficult leg.

Key Dates

August 2020

August 1st: Teams Must Have Minimum of 4 Members on Roster
All teams must have a minimum of 4 members signed up by this date in order to participate.

August 8th: Race Pace / Finish Time Update
Last day to update previous race pace / finish times for estimated start seeding, within your Team Clubhouse.

September 2020

September 4th & 5th: Packet Pickup

Friday, 4th  12-6

Saturday, 5th  10-6

Hood to Coast Office

September 4th : Start Times Posted
Team start times are posted via logging in to your Team Clubhouse. HTC Pac City start times for teams are between 4am and 9am.

September 12: 2020 Hood to Coast Cape Lookout…The Original…Race Day!

Course Maps

FAQs

Race Questions

Hood To Coast Cape Lookout has been sparked by the overwhelming popularity of Hood & Portland To Coast Relays, which is known as The Mother of All Relays. HTC is the largest relay in the world, hosting a capped team limit for the past 24 years, and has filled on “Opening Day” of registration for the past 19 years! We created Hood To Coast Cape Lookout to give hopeful participants another opportunity to take part in a Hood To Coast relay event. In 2020, the race will be capped at 350 teams.

Of course! Walking teams will follow a 48 mile course along the same route as running teams. The Walk relay will begin at Exchange 4 (A-1 Logging).

The finish line for the race is at the beautiful sandy beach of Cape Lookout. Participants will join their anchor leg runner, or walker, to finish running on the beach with an epic view of the Pacific Ocean, just as The Original race finished.

Portland – Bald Peak: 30 minutes, 25 miles

Portland – Cape Lookout: 2 hours, 86 miles

The running race spans 72 miles, from Bald Peak to the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean at Cape Lookout. The walking relay is 48 miles.

The race consists of twelve (12) Legs. Each runner is required to complete two (2) of the 12. Find the Course Maps here. Walk has 8 legs.

Think of Hood To Coast as a brand, a style, and a personality that has been created by our spirited participants from all over the world. All 50 U.S. states and 43 countries participate and in Hood To Coast Relay, and it is the unique participants that have truly made Hood To Coast a brand that is recognized worldwide. Our relays may not always have a Mt. Hood, Hood Canal, or beach, but they will embody the spirit of the Hood To Coast participants whether we are in Oregon, Washington, China, or Israel. We are Hood To Coast!

Each Leg ranges in distance from 4-9 miles. Legs vary in difficulty, from easy to very hard, due to the varying distances and terrain. The Hood To Coast Cape Lookout route is VERY challenging.

The race start times begin at 4 am on Saturday at Bald Peak and continue in waves throughout the morning until 6 am.

No volunteers are required for HTC Cape Lookout, just come out and have fun. If your organization is interested in providing volunteers for race exchanges and water stops, we would LOVE to have them! Please contact us via email at office@htcrelay.com.

Team Questions

Each team consists of four (4) to six (6) members.

Please look at the categories below and find which one applies to your team. For MIXED teams, teams must be made up of AT LEAST half women (ex. 6 person team must have 3 women to be classified as MIXED, if there are less than half women, the team will fall under the MEN’S category)

  • MEN’S OPEN – Any age, at least one runner under 30
  • MEN’S SUBMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 30
  • MEN’S MASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 40
  • MEN’S SUPERMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 50
  • MEN’S CHAMPION MASTERS – Average age of 60+
  • WOMEN’S OPEN – Any age, at least one runner under 30
  • WOMEN’S SUBMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 30
  • WOMEN’S MASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 40
  • WOMEN’S SUPERMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 50
  • WOMEN’S CHAMPION MASTERS – Average age of 60+
  • MIXED OPEN – At least half women. Any age, at least one runner under 30
  • MIXED SUBMASTERS – At least half women. Minimum age of all runners is 30
  • MIXED MASTERS – At least half women. Minimum age of all runners is 40
  • MIXED SUPERMASTERS- At least half women. Minimum age of all runners is 50
  • MIXED CHAMPION MASTERS – Average age of 60+

Awards will be given to the top four teams in each of the following walk categories.

  • MEN’S WALKING
  • WOMEN’S WALKING
  • MIXED WALKING – At least half women. All ages.

The Race Finish Time Survey was created to help participants determine what they can expect to race during this year’s relays. You will complete the survey when you register.

Registration Questions

Registration will RE-OPEN December 3rd at 8:00AM PST.

Click HERE to register

Running Teams:

Extra Early Bird $108 per person (teams of 6)

Walking Teams:
Extra Early Bird $100 per person (teams of 4-6)

We are excited to announce and launch our NEW individual registration process for all relays. Simply register and pay individually.

  1. Click Register
  2. Click “Create a Team” or “Join a Team”
  3. Pay the Individual Race Entry Fee of $108 for Running or $100 for Walking
  4. If Creating a Team, register using the main registration link.
  5. If Joining a Team, find your Team Name in the Dropdown Menu
  6. Enjoy a Memorable HTC One-Day Relay Experience!

Other questions

AFT or a team’s Anticipated Finish Time is calculated using data from the Race Finish Time Survey filled out by each team member.  Data is analyzed and checked before entering the seeding model.  New start times, traffic patterns and team distributions create an AFT for your team.

PACKET PICKUP DATE/LOCATION: 

Date: TBD

Hood To Coast Office
9655 SW Sunshine Ct. Suite 500 (MAP IT)
Beaverton, OR 97005

 

For teams outside of the Portland area, bags will be available at the start.

Bags/Packets include:
· Nike Men’s and Women’s Size Race Shirts
· Race Bib Numbers and Van Signs
· Start Times
· Goodies from sponsors!
·  Batons will be issued at the start lines.

Yes! Check out the new HTC Training Team, presented by ActiveEDGE Wellness Center in West Linn, OR. Whether you are a veteran runner/walker, or you are looking to run/walk your first 5K , the HTC Training Team will provide the support and training to achieve your ultimate goals. ActiveEDGE Personal Trainer and Running Coach Willee Broberg will guide you every step of the way, while being supported by ActiveEDGE Physical Therapists, Dieticians, and Athletic Trainers. Click here to learn more and register! http://www.activeedgewellness.com/htc-training-team/

Right here! We encourage teams to print these off and place them on their team vehicle.

Runners On Road

Walkers on Road

Corporate Team Building and Wellness

We are excited to offer corporate team building and wellness programs through our racing events!   Hood To Coast has teamed up with coaching partners that can motivate, train and track your team’s progress!  Develop a healthy culture and wellness through our events for any size company!  Please email Jack@htcrelay.com for more information.

Partners

Presenting Sponsor

Nike

Gold Sponsors

Les Schwab Tires
Cyrkus-Logo-1024-BW

Bronze Sponsor

plant works logo

Silver Sponsor

Other Partners

Hood to Coast Training Team

Official Charity Partner

American Cancer Society

Fundraising

Are you a runner or walker looking to make a difference? When you register as an American Cancer Society fundraising team, your registration fee is waived! Fundraise with your team to Fight Cancer as you relay from Bald Peak to Cape Lookout.

For more info visit www.fightingcancertopc.org

To register, email Shiela at shiela.peralta@cancer.org

RESULTS

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