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Windy River Relay July 24, 2021

run 61 mi walk 49 mi

July 24, 2021 – Hood River, Oregon

HTC Participant Survey’s most desired Oregon one-day relay location…Hood River!

Just like other HTC one-day relays, this course has an epic start and finish on the Hood River Waterfront. The looped course will take participants from downtown Hood River through the beautiful orchards towards the Cascade Mountain’s majestic views and serene waterways. The race will begin its downhill return to the Columbia River at Tamanawas Falls and Cold Spring Creek near Mt. Hood. The fast second half of the classic ends on the banks of the Columbia River.

Details

DATE: July 24, 2021

RACE COURSE: Windy River Relay course is 61.4 miles long for running teams, the walking course will be 48.8 miles (walk will begin at Exchange 4).

PARTICIPANTS PER TEAM:

Run Teams (6-member teams) –  $108 per participant

Walk Teams (4-6 member teams) – $100 per participant

This race is open to everyone, but will be capped at 200 teams! Register today!

REFLECTIVE GEAR
From 3:00am – 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.
Wear a reflective vest (vest must be worn until 9:00am)
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 6:00pm – 9:00am. 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.

BIKE PATROL
The race hires 10 personnel to patrol the entire course from 3 am – 9 pm.
Look for them with Race Official volunteer shirts, reflective vest, event radios, LED lights and headlamps.

OPEN CONTAINER LAW
Texas 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 9:00pm.
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 right road shoulder or sidewalk (unless otherwise stated), and obey all Texas 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, abrasion, 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 & FIRE DANGER
Let’s all do our part to reduce the chance of a forest or grass fire! Each team vehicle should carry a fire extinguisher, shovel, and gallon(s) of water.
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

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 (receive at safety check-in at the start).

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, he/she 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/walker on a Mixed Division team becomes injured and drops out during a leg, the injured runner/walker 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 or walker 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, ODOT, 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 3:00am-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(this must be worn 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 Office prior to the relay.

Start Time
– Any teams found starting the race at a time other 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 4-6 runners or walkers.
Racers will run/walk two (2) total 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,
Order may be different for teams of 5 and 6.

Location:

Shortt Supply

116 Oak St

Hood River, OR 97031

MAP IT

Teams not able to attend on Friday evening will pick up their race packet at the start line.

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

Race Bib Numbers and Van Signs

Start Times

Goodies from sponsors!

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 ( last page in handbook)

4)  Sign next to your team name on the official check-in sheet and 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 45-60 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 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
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
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 Categories: 6 member teams must have a minimum of 3 women to be in the mixed category. Teams with 4-5 members must have a minimum of 2 women. Team’s with less than this number of women will default to a men’s category. Any team with 1-3 men, rest comprised of women, will be classified within the mixed categories.

Course Maps

FAQ's

Race Questions

Just like other HTC one-day relays, this course has an epic start and finish at the Hood River Waterfront. Hood To Coast Windy River Relay 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 25 years, and has filled on “Opening Day” of registration for the past 19 years! We created Hood To Coast SC to give hopeful participants another opportunity to take part in a Hood To Coast relay event. In 2020, the race will be capped at 200 teams.

Yes! Hood To Coast Windy River Walk Relay will begin at Exchange 4 and consist of 8 legs.

The Oregon Classic relay starts and finish’s on the beautiful banks of the Hood River Waterfront.

Just like other HTC one-day relays, this course has an epic start and finish at the Hood River Waterfront. The 61.4 mile looped course will take participants from downtown Hood River at Full Sail Brewing through the beautiful orchards towards the Cascade Mountain’s majestic views and serene waterways. The race will begin its downhill return to the Columbia River at Tamanawas Falls and Cold Spring Creek near Mt. Hood. The fast second half of the classic ends on the banks of the Columbia River.

The race consists of twelve (12) Legs. Find the Course Maps here.

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!

No volunteers are required for HTC  Spring Classic, 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.

1) Current Captain must log into Team Clubhouse

2) Click on “GO” next to ‘TEAM: manage your team’

3) From the team members drop down menu, select the team member you would like as captain and click the orange “Make Team Captain” button

NOTE: Once the role of Captain has been transferred, the former Captain will no longer be able to invite/remove team members, edit team info, etc.

1) Current Captain must log into Team Clubhouse

2) Click on “GO” next to ‘TEAM: manage your team’

3) Next to your current team name there will be an option to [ edit ]

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
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
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

The Race Finish Time Survey was created to help participants determine what they can expect to race during this year’s relays.  To complete the survey:

1) Login to the Team Clubhouse using your confirmation code
2) Click on EDIT: alter your registration details
3) Scroll down until you see Enter your most recent FINISH TIME for a 10k RACE 
4) Answer the question entering your time from a 10K race or all out time trial.

Each Leg ranges in distance from 4.2 to 7.9 miles. Legs vary in difficulty, from easy to very hard, due to the varying distances and terrain.

The Run Start times begin at 5:00am on Saturday  and continue in waves throughout the morning until 6:00am. The Walk Start begins exchange 4 at 5:00am.

Registration Questions

Registration Fee

$108 – Runner (per team member)

$100 -Walker (per team member)

In early 2019, team captains will be able to visit the HTC Windy River Relay Registration page. It is not necessary to have all members of your team by registration time.

Captains will complete the online registration form and pay the registration fee by credit card online. The relay will be limited to the first 250 teams.

Other questions

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

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 when you check-in and present your safety equipment.

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/

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 jack@htcrelay.com for more information.

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! Fund-raise with your team to Fight Cancer as you relay in Hood River!

For more info visit www.fightingcancertopc.org

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

Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Nike

Gold Sponsors

Cyrkus Inc. Logo

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

Other Partners

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