Training Starts : May 8, 2023
Hood to Coast is the Largest Relay in the world with over 1,000 teams, 12 runners each, running 199 miles from Mt. Hood, Oregon to Seaside, Oregon. The course consists of 36 legs; each team member runs three in rotation. The legs vary in length from 3.5 miles to 7.8 miles, and in terrain ranging from virtually flat to steep hills. A runner may total between 13.6 miles and 19.7 miles. The race start is on Friday and is staggered with teams starting as early as 6:30am, going out every 20 minutes until 6:30pm.
South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, faces many challenges associated with nation building. Over half of the population lives in poverty and most communities lack basic infrastructure. Our goal is to change a generation by creating long-term solutions at the local level. Every day, nearly 1,600 children under 5 die from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. More children die every day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water than from AIDS and malaria combined. Worldwide, 748 million people lack access to clean water. More than 90 percent of them live in rural areas.
South Sudan Resources:
Refresh yourself on the Upper Nile Water Resiliency project HERE.
Run Hood to Coast and help provide clean water to communities in South Sudan through Team World Vision. We are asking every Hood to Coast team member to raise $10,000, We know that raising $10,000 can sound scary but we believe that you can do it. We have specialized fundraising resources and coaches to help make this a reality. $10,000 = clean water for 200 people. Multiply that by 120 team members and we can raise over $1,000,000 and provide water to approximately 20,000 people in South Sudan!
Get Back in the Game: Steps to Fundraising Excellence?
With each week that we get closer to race weekend, you can always check out our HTC & South Sudan specific fundraising resources at www.teamworldvision.org/southsudan. For now, take a quick inventory on areas you can still work on. To go deeper, click the link and find the resources you need.
Have you received a company match, check, or stock sale towards your fundraising? Be sure to add in the offline donation from your Dashboard so that you get the credit. Look at the top black toolbar and go to "Donations" -> "Add Offline Donation"
Clean water is a problem for which there is a solution. World Vision is one of the leading organizations bringing clean/safe water to communities in a sustainable way and provides more clean water than any nongovernmental organization in the world.
At World Vision we believe that every child deserves clean water. It's the essential building block of life that allows children and their communities to survive and flourish. Our community-based approach gives us deep roots in the community, while our more than 60-year history gives us the longevity and experience to take quality, sustainable interventions to scale.
World Vision has been working in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for more than 50 years, starting in the 1960s primarily with small water projects in individual communities. We gained much experience in the subsequent decades, including a significant scale-up through the West Africa Water Initiative – a large public-private partnership, where World Vision served as the lead non-governmental organization. In 2010, World Vision made a strategic decision to scale up its investment in WASH, making an increased, targeted investment in WASH in 12 countries with high WASH need – ten in Africa, one in Latin America, and one in Asia. Because of this strategic investment, over the last 5 years we have reached more that 7 million people with water, sanitation and hygiene, specifically providing safe drinking water to more than 5.5 million people.
The ultimate goal of all of World Vision’s work is child well-being. Child well-being at World Vision is defined by the following four targets:
World Vision believes that sustainable well-being is impossible without sustainable, equitable access to clean water, dignified sanitation and appropriate hygiene behaviors.
In our clean water work, we strive to provide access to clean water as close as possible to households -- with a maximum of 30 minutes round trip. We build water points in partnership with communities, and we work to ensure that water points are locally managed through water committees. Those committees ensure that water user fees are collected to maintain and repair the well.
World Vision works to provide environmentally sustainable solutions to water access, using solar water pumping technology wherever possible to provide access to clean water using renewable energy sources. We also work to ensure water is kept clean from the source to the point of use, ensuring community members have the knowledge and resources necessary to collect, treat and use their water safety to protect them from drinking contaminated water.
Below are some of the water projects that run in harmony with our other key areas of development: health, education, food, and economic development. This approach tackles the root causes of poverty, enabling children to experience fullness of life.
These trucks traverse great distances to drill up to hundreds of feet underground to tap into water aquifers.
Hand pumps in the middle of a community allow water to be generated without electricity.
Panels generate energy from the sun to pull water from pumps, up into storage tanks, which allows gravity to feed water to various communities.
Pipelines transport water from access points and allow for water distribution across hundreds of miles.
Roofs and other kinds of catchments collect rainwater into a storage tank for treatment and distribution.
From catching rainwater to receiving water from pumps or pipelines, community members fill up jugs for a small cost.
Latrines & Handwashing
Sanitation and hygiene are promoted by community leaders and practiced with ventilated, improved latrines and handwashing stations.
Click the links below to access our training plans:
Hotel Booking Link coming soon!
*You will need a room from Wednesday through Friday (if attending the Thursday shake out) and again Saturday night when we come back to Portland.
Wednesday, August 23rd
Early Arrivals for Nike Campus Shake Out Run
Thursday, August 24th
6:30 AM Prayer Time (Location: Cascade A&B)
7:00 AM Leave hotel for Nike Campus Shake Out Run, Museum, and Nike Staff Store Tours (Location: Meet at Sheraton Lobby)
12:00-3:00 PM Team Grocery Runs
3:00 PM Invitationals Info Session - International Updates (Location: Cascade A&B)
4:00 PM Driver and Captains Safety Training (Location: Cascade A&B)
5:00 PM Mixer Games and Fun (Location: Mount St. Helens Foyer or Outside)
6 PM Team Dinner (Location: Mount St. Helens Ballroom)
Friday, August 25th
4:30 AM Prayer Time (Location: Cascade A&B)
4:45 AM Breakfast (Location: Garden Foyer)
5:00 AM Drop Bags in Storage (Location: Cascade C)
5:20 AM Vans Leave for Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood
8:05 AM Race Start
Saturday, August 26th
6 PM Onwards - Donut Party (Location: Sheraton Lobby)