THE MOTHER OF ALL

RELAYS

8.27.21

40th anniversary lottery opens 10/6/21!

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The Mother of All Relays is ready!

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.

LOTTERY INFORMATION

  • Do I mail the signed Team Captain application? YES, lottery applications should be postmarked on 10/6/21.
  • Does the Hood & Portland To Coast lottery fill? Yes, the Hood & Portland To Coast Relays have filled its team limit (1,050 HTC teams, 400 Portland To Coast Walk teams) for the past 30 years and on Opening Lottery Day for 23 consecutive years! There are still a few team spots available in the Portland To Coast Run Challenge!
  • Do I have entry in the 2021 event if I registered in 2020? YES – teams confirmed from the 2020 Relay are automatically transferred into the 2021 that will be held on August 27-28, 2021. 
  • How will I know if I get a team entry? Teams selected in the lottery are sent a confirmation email in mid-late October. Teams that don’t make it into the lottery will receive an email notifying them in late October, as well as details on how to increase their chances for acceptance in the 2022 event.

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!

KEY DATES / Registration + Participation

Download Key Dates PDF HERE

May 23

Extra Medals Order Deadline - Last day to order extra race medals (remember your dedicated van drivers and volunteers)! Available on-line in the Team Clubhouse
DEADLINE

JUNE 15

Extra Shirts/Update T-Shirt Size - Last day to order extra race shirts and update sizes. Size and quantity you have on your roster on this date is what you will receive at packet pickup. Any t-shirts submitted after this date will receive remaining sizes that are available.
DEADLINE

June 17

Teams must have a minimum of 8 members on their roster in order to participate.
DEADLINE

June 21

Last Day for Free Additions/Substitutions - After this day, adds/subs are $20 per person. (all participants must sign online waiver by this date to avoid the fee).
DEADLINE

JUNE 24

A minimum of 8 team members must complete the finish time survey by this date in order to receive a start time. Submit your most accurate/up-to date race time by registering and completing one of the HTC Race Series events. The finish time survey will close this day and no other changes may be made to team pace data.
DEADLINE

JUNE 27

Last Day for Team Name Changes - Your team name will be printed on your race bib! All Team Names as of 11:59pm on June 28 will be printed on the official race bibs!
DEADLINE

JULY 7

Starting at 10am PST, check your Team Clubhouse for the ‘Add Volunteer’ button (if one team member is located within a 100 mile radius of Portland, you will be prompted). Invite your volunteers, they will be sent an automatic email invite (verify with volunteers that they have received this email). Volunteer registration and job selection will start July 8 at 8am PST.
VOLUNTEER

JULY 8

Volunteer Registration and Job Selection OPENS @ 8am PST - Volunteers will follow the link in the email that was sent. Volunteer registration and training will end on August 5th at 11:59pm. We highly recommend using Google Chrome and not attempting to register via smartphone (please use an iPad or laptop/PC). Volunteer registration and training will end on August 5th at 11:59pm.
VOLUNTEERS

Aug 5

Volunteer Training Closes: Unassigned volunteers will be randomly assigned to open positions on 8/6. Volunteers who have completed the online training and have not selected a volunteer position will be randomly assigned to one. These random job assignments CANNOT BE CHANGED once assignments are issued. Closing at 11:59pm.
VOLUNTEERS

AUG 6

Packet Hold Issued for Local Teams with less than 3 Volunteers All local teams with less than three volunteers will not be able to pick up their race bag at Packet Pick Up. Race bags with necessary materials to participate in the event will be held until three volunteers have been confirmed.

AUG 13

Start times for teams are posted via logging into your Team Clubhouse.

AUG 9-13

DRIVE THRU PACKET PICKUP & EXCHANGE LEADER TRAINING
Hood & Portland To Coast Office
7236 SW Durham Road, Suite 800
Portland, OR 97224
BE THERE

Aug 27-28

39th Hood To Coast & 30th Anniversary Portland To Coast: Race Day! Let’s rock The Mother of All Relays!

Aug 28

Providence Cancer Institute overall fundraising will be announced at the Finish.

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Aug 29

Top 6 teams in each Women’s, Men’s, and Mixed Categories will be given awards on a pick up basis anytime from 9:00-11:00am only on the beach, for Hood To Coast, PTC Walk, and Portland To Coast Challenge Run Relay.

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