Our partners are important to the event team’s mission in creating a more diverse and inclusive race community. We strive to impact our communities through event management, emergency food delivery, fundraising, sustainability and creating a space for all voices to be heard. The HTC Race Series & Hood To Coast Relays are proud to partner with many organizations that share these same goals and passions.
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Hood To Coast Productions is a premiere race and event production company. We are passionate about creating experiences that give each participant an unforgettable time.
For several years now, our team has produced and operated the largest drive-thru holiday light show in the Pacific Northwest spanning the entire track at Portland International Raceway in partnership with The Sunshine Division. Learn more about the Sunshine Division and its mission here.
Our team operates the St. Jude annual 5K Walk/Run in several locations across our region including: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. In partnership with St. Jude Children’s Hospital, we invite you to learn more about the organization’s mission here.
Our team operates the annual Polar Plunge event in several locations throughout Oregon including Bend, Eugene, Salem and Portland. Learn more about the event and Special Olympics’ incredible mission here.
Our team operates one of the largest cycling events in all of Oregon: Reach The Beach. This event begins in the Portland Metro Area and ends on the Oregon Coast. We also operate the Washington Reach The Beach event, which begins in Lacey, Washington and finishes on the Washington Coast. Learn about the initiatives of the American Lung Association here.
Our team hosts the registration and operates the Ride the The Rapids Cycling event in Maupin, Oregon. What started as a fundraising project for the Dechutes River Athletic Complex has become an annual cycling event not to miss! Learn more about the fundraising efforts for the Dechutes River Athletic Complex here.
From local run and cycling events to holiday light shows, our team has the experience to develop a plan that will fit your event needs. With you we can discuss:
We understand that each client has unique needs and we strive to create an experience that fits your needs.
If you have an event, we have the team to put it on. Send us an email with your information and idea and we will get back to you to set up a time to talk your idea through.
In March 2020, when the global pandemic began, is when the Emergency Food Delivery Network was born. What started as a temporary need to deliver emergency food boxes to families and individuals in need, slowly developed into a long-lasting partnership with The Sunshine Division due to the increasing need for food distribution in the greater Portland area.
To-date, Our HTC staff has…
Creating an inclusive and diverse race community is a large part of our company’s mission. We partner with many local non-profits to help fundraise and bring awareness to their incredible mission statements and invite ALL people to join the race community!
Providence Cancer Institute is the Charity of Choice for the Hood & Portland To Coast Relay. For more than 25 years, the Providence Cancer Institute has been a pioneer in immunotherapy research and treatment– considered one of the most advanced cancer therapies today. As a global leader in immunotherapy, Providence is committed to developing treatments that can cure an even greater number of patients.
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Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 99-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
Since 2009, the Bald Faced Truth Foundation has made a difference in the lives of more than 14,000 area children by providing enriching opportunities and experiences. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was co-founded in 2009 by Oregonian sports columnist, 750-AM and 102.9-FM mid-day radio talk show host and KGW-TV sports commentator John Canzano along with KOIN-TV weekend anchor Anna Canzano.
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The Brian Grant Foundation provides proven tools to improve the well-being of people with Parkinson’s. BGF was established in 2010, following Brian’s diagnosis in 2008 at the age of 36. Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s, exercise, nutrition and a supportive community can help manage symptoms, maintain overall health and prevent other serious illnesses.
Brian Grant Foundation is our Charity of Choice for the High Desert Relay
The Skanner is a publication in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. An integral part of The Skanner News Group is The Skanner Foundation, the non-profit arm of The Skanner involved in promoting education through scholarships and technological training. Skanner believes that people can improve their future through the positive actions they take today rather than letting the circumstances of the past hold them back. Through their Scholarship Program, students can accomplish their educational goals to ensure a bright and successful future within their communities.
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Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Today, we provide programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives.
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RAPID’s mission is to help people with disabilities and Veterans with disabilities accept, embrace, thrive and succeed in reaching their health, wellness and athletic performance goals. They do this by providing a top-tier, all-inclusive health, rehabilitation and social services program that focuses on life-long growth in a supportive environment.
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INCIGHT is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon. The mission is to unlock the potential of people through employment, education and independence. INCIGHT serves individuals living with barriers, people with disabilities, single parents, veterans, welfare recipients, and justice involved.
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Girls on the Run reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at a time when society begins to tell them they can’t. Underscoring the important connection between physical and emotional health, Girls On The Run addresses the whole girl when she needs it the most.
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All Hands Raised aligns the community’s efforts to make positive change for children, youth and young adults. All Hands Raised works to help our community improve the academic and social well-being of Multnomah County children and youth, with an acute focus on equity. They are able to deliver over $1.5 million in in-kind support to six school districts and community partners thanks to donors including our fundraising teams.
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World Vision is an international partnership whose mission is to work with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.
World Vision partners with the Hood To Coast Relay each year to fundraise over 1 million dollars annually for their cause.
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The HTC/PTC Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement Advisory Committee recognizes and appreciates diversity and commits to equity through inclusive event engagement, so that we deepen ties with diverse participants and volunteers, and we promote healthy living and social justice in the broader running and walking community.
Meaningfully engage and educate HTC/PTC and Race Series employees on equity, inclusion, multicultural engagement, and socioeconomic variations. Learning about equity and how to apply these concepts to the work of HTC/PTC and Race Series employees is critical to fulfilling the vision of elevating event practices.
Encourage HTC/PTC and Race Series employees, participants, partners to participate in equity and community learning groups.
Meaningfully engage communities of color and partner with community based organizations to advance racial equity, and encourage participation from varying socioeconomic strata within the Hood & Portland To Coast Relays.
Highlight achievements within HTC/PTC and Race Series equitably, with a priority on opportunities to celebrate women, multicultural backgrounds, LGBTQ communities, diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and people with disabilities.
Manage HTC/PTC and Race Series to be increasingly welcoming for women, multicultural backgrounds, LGBTQ communities, people with disabilities and varying socio-economic backgrounds.
Bret Barnum – Retired Sergeant, Portland Police Bureau
Karol Collymore – Social and Community Impact, Nike
Nirav Dalal – Team Trample the Weak
Dan Floyd – COO, Hood to Coast
Antonio Harris – Owner of Harris Photography
Kira Higgs- Facilitator
Felicia Hubber – Chair Woman and Race Director, Hood to Coast
Hector Ignacio – Board of Directors, Latino Network
Carrie Kalscheuer – Director of Sales and Education, A to Z Wineworks
Renee Rank Ignacio- McMenamins Director of Marketing
Ed Reilly – Member, Portland Frontrunners
Curtis Carroll – Director of Development. Sunshine Division
Jessica Zdeb – Team Athena
Scott Hatley – Co-Founder at Incight
Marcelle Abel – President and Co-Founder of Koz Water
Jocelyn Huffman – Sponsorship Administrator at Spirit Mountain Casino
Malcolm Cole – Student Representative