The Providence Hood and Portland To Coast Relay, located in Oregon, is the most popular and largest running and walking relay race in the world, annually drawing participants from over 40 countries. Known as the Mother of All Relays, the event takes 12-member relay teams 199 miles running or 130 miles walking from the iconic top of Mount Hood to the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The event has sold-out for 30 straight years and on lottery opening day for 23 consecutive years.
There is a 36-hour finish time limit, which equates to a pace of 10:00 minutes per mile (6:15 per km) running for Hood To Coast. This is part of several permits to utilize the roads and have all participants off the course by 9:00pm, Saturday August 28, 2021. If your team is close to a 36 hour finish at the beach, your team may be asked by race officials in the latter ¼ of the course to “leap-frog” by having two teammates run/walk simultaneously.
If a team is confirmed as accepted, there are no entry refunds, transfers or deferments, which has been the policy and in effect for 39 years of the Mother of All Relays.
The 40th anniversary Hood To Coast, 31st annual Portland To Coast Walk and Portland To Coast Run Challenge lottery for 2022 will take place OCTOBER 6, 2021!