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.
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Teams with at least one member residing within a 100 mile radius of Portland are considered local and must provide three (3) race volunteers (this will be shown by logging on within your Team Clubhouse). There’s no buy-out option. Teams are responsible for ensuring their volunteers complete the mandatory online training, show up on time, and fulfill the required tasks.
When you arrive at your assigned exchange, look for the HTC Exchange Leader, wearing a yellow race official HTC polo and blue HTC baseball cap. You will sign in with the official Exchange Leader who will provide guidance on your specific assignment. We will provide each volunteer with a brand new reflective vest and race official shirt that you can keep, along with a mask if needed.
Volunteers get to choose their location and time based on a first come first serve availability after watching Volunteer Training Modules 1-4 and passing the multiple choice questionnaire with at least 75% accuracy.
Captains/teams may provide one Exchange Leader in substitution of the three volunteers, while positions last. If interested, contact email@example.com
See July-August key dates (below) for timelines of volunteer registration opening/closing and training
Race Volunteers: Race volunteers are located at the physical Exchange Point. Duties include:
Volunteer Monitor: Volunteer Monitors are positioned along important course turns within half a mile to several miles of an Exchange. A monitor directs participants and vans in a certain direction. They report to, and check in at the Exchange.
Equipment Sitter: An ‘Equipment Sitter’ stays with and watches important race equipment at the Exchange. This is done in the time period between the Portland To Coast Walk Relay and Hood To Coast participants, when no one else is at the Exchange. The volunteer can read, talk on phone, etc. as long as they are at the Exchange, watching the equipment.
What is an Exchange Zone?
Click HERE for the Volunteer Driving Guide
Reflective vests, flashlights, or other lighted devices requirement:
Headphones worn outside the ear only:
Do not direct traffic on the roads:
Face covering requirement: