The Providence Hood & Portland To Coast Relays is the most popular and largest running and walking relay race in the world, annually drawing participants from over 40 countries and all 50 states. Known as the Mother of All Relays, the event takes 8 to 12 member relay teams 196 miles or 128 miles (from Portland) 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 24 consecutive years!
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Who needs to submit an application?
The team captain must submit an application on behalf of the the entire team. You must invite all your teammates before June 22nd, 2023. See the 2023 Key Dates document for more information.
When are lottery applications online?
Team lottery applications are available online NOW
How do I complete the application process?
Fill out the lottery application online, print and sign the team application form, then mail in the printed and signed application on October 5th (not before, not after) to the HTC Office: 7236 SW Durham Road Suite 800, Portland, OR 97224
Do I mail the signed Team Captain application?
Yes, HTC lottery application envelopes should be postmarked on October 5th.
Does the Hood To Coast lottery fill?
Yes, the Hood & Portland To Coast Relay has filled its team limit for the past 30 years and on Opening Lottery Day for 24 consecutive years! Portland To Coast Walk & PTC Challenge team applications are still being accepted.
How will I know if I get a team entry?
Teams selected in the lottery are sent a confirmation email within 2-3 weeks. 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 into the following year’s event.
Team Application Envelopes from the 2022 Lottery
So sorry you missed out this year! There are still ways to experience the magic of The Mother of All Relays!