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2017 Hood to Coast Relay

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2017 Hood to Coast Relay
The world's largest relay for the world's youngest country


August 25-26, 2017


Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon


May 8, 2017


Anthony Halpin




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After you join the team, register for the Hood to Coast Relay race through our custom charity link. 





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Registration Info

Take on the Legacy Challenge. All Hood to Coast runners who reach the Legacy goal of $10,000 in fundraising will receive a race registration refund. After you join the team, you'll pay for your race registration through Team World Vision, then complete your race registration through an official Hood to Coast link that you'll receive from your team captain.

The Race 

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. Teams must complete the course within a 32-hour time limit (averaging under 9:30 minutes per mile). 

The Team

Team World Vision is putting together ten special invitation only teams for Hood to Coast 2016.  Lopez Lomong (U.S. Olympian), Ashton Eaton (U.S. Gold Medalist and Decathlon World record holder) and Josh Cox (U.S. 50K record holder) are helping recruit some other professional runners and celebrity team captains to run with us. In other words, you will get to hang out with some of the coolest runners in the world!

The Need

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.  

The Challenge

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!

The Impact

World Vision provides more clean water than any nongovernmental organization in the world -- reaching on enew person every 30 seconds. 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. When a community gains access to clean water: 

Tentative Event Itinerary

Thursday, August 24: Arrive in Portland, check into hotel, TWV Pre-Race Dinner.
Friday, August 25: Let the race begin!
Saturday, August 26: Finish Line Party and Celebration with all of our teams!
Sunday, August 27: Head home.

Hotel Block Info

Book your hotel room at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. Use our hotel block>>