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Hood To Coast Texas – FAQ


It with a sad heart that we announce Tapatio Springs had a devastating fire on November 4th that completely destroyed the Resort Clubhouse. Most importantly, there were no injuries to the associates or guests, however, at this time, Tapatio Springs Resort will be closed until further notice.


HTC Race Series has made the difficult decision to postpone HTC Texas until April of 2019. The date change will allow Tapatio Springs to fully rebuild the beautiful hill-country resort.


We remain 100 percent committed to producing HTC Texas in April of 2019 and showcasing the NEW Tapatio Springs resort.


HTC Race Series is happy to provide a 100 percent refund, or transfer registrations to 2019, for all teams that have registered for the 2018 event. For those wanting a refund, please contact HTC Race Series at


How big is Hood To Coast Texas?

Hood To Coast Texas has been sparked by the overwhelming popularity of Hood & Portland To Coast Relays, which is known as The Mother of All Relays. HTC is the largest relay in the world, hosting a capped team limit for the past 24 years, and has filled on “Opening Day” of registration for the past 18 years! We created Hood To Coast Texas to give hopeful participants another opportunity to take part in a Hood To Coast relay event. In 2018, the race will be capped at 250 teams.

Is there a walking relay?

Hood To Coast Texas will not offer a walking relay, however walking teams are welcome on the course as long as they are walking at 13:00 minute/mile or faster.

Where does the race end?

Hood To Coast Texas is unique in that it starts and finishes in the same amazing place! The start and finish will be a Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort in Boerne, TX.

Good times. Real memories. Truly Texas. Nestled in the heart of Hill Country on 220 acres, breathe in the fresh country air, get inspired by big skies, or simply unwind from the hustle and bustle. At Tapatio Springs, we’re all about fun and making memories to last a lifetime. Whether it’s for a long weekend or just for the night, a visit to Tapatio Springs always means big-hearted service, awe–inspiring views, and the experiences you’ve been craving with the ones who matter most.

How far is Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort from the major cities in Texas?

San Antonio – 32 miles

Austin – 98 miles

Houston – 225 miles

Dallas – 294 miles

El Paso – 521 miles


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How long is the distance of Hood To Coast Texas?

The race spans 72 miles, around Boerne, Bandara, Comfort and other Hill Country cities.

How many legs are there?

The race consists of twelve (12) Legs. Each runner is required to complete two (2) of the 12. Find the Course Maps here.

Why is it called Hood To Coast if it doesn't start at Mt. Hood in Oregon?

Think of Hood To Coast as a brand, a style, and a personality that has been created by our spirited participants from all over the world. All 50 U.S. states and 43 countries participate and in Hood To Coast Relay, and it is the unique participants that have truly made Hood To Coast a brand that is recognized worldwide. Our relays may not always have a Mt. Hood, Hood Canal, or beach, but they will embody the spirit of the Hood To Coast participants whether we are in Oregon, Washington, Texas, China, or Israel. We are Hood To Coast!

How long is each leg?

Each Leg ranges in distance from 3.0 to 8 miles. Legs vary in difficulty, from easy to very hard, due to the varying distances and terrain.

When are the starting times for Hood To Coast Texas?

The race start times begin at 3 am on Saturday at Tapatio Springs and continue in waves throughout the morning until 9 am.

Is there a volunteer requirement for HTC TX?

No volunteers are required for HTC TX, just come out and have fun. If your organization is interested in providing volunteers for race exchanges and water stops, we would LOVE to have them! Please contact us via email at


When does registration open?

Registration will open mid-2018.

What is the registration cost for Hood To Coast Texas?

Team Registration Fee


What is the registration process?

It is not necessary to have all members of your team by registration time.

Captains will complete the online registration form and pay the registration fee by credit card online. The relay will be limited to the first 250 teams.

Adding Team Members and filling out Race Pace Survey’s will take place at a later date within the Team Clubhouse.


How many members are on each team?

Each team consists of four (4) to six (6) members.

I'm an individual looking to join a team, where do I go?

How do I change the Team Captain?

1) Current Captain must log into Team Clubhouse (available in Winter 2017)

2) Click on ‘Captain Tools‘ and over to Change Team Captain 

3) Select the team member you would like as captain and click on the green thumbs up

NOTE: Once the role of Captain has been transferred, the former Captain will no longer be able to invite/remove team members, edit team info, etc.

Can I change my team name?

Yes, log in to the Team Clubhouse (available Winter 2017, if you’re the Team Captain)!

Go to “Captains Tools” and then over to “Change Team Name” (blue box).

How do I change my password?

1) Login to the Team Clubhouse (available Winter 2017)

2) Click on ‘My Account’

3) Enter your new password into the ‘Password:” field and click Submit

Why is my team category wrong?

The Team Category will update automatically on the ‘Team Roster’ page as team members register.

Where do I sign the waiver?

Each participant will sign the waiver online when they first register on the Team Clubhouse (available Winter 2017) via the link in their invitation email. This is an electronic signature (typing in your full name) at the bottom of the page.

NOTE: If you’re trying to login and get a message about signing the waiver, please check your email and access the site from the link in your email invitation.

What is the Race Finish Time Survey and where do I complete that form?

The Race Finish Time Survey was created to help participants determine what they can expect to race during this year’s relays.  To complete the survey:

1) Login to the Team Clubhouse (available Winter 2017) 
2) Click on My Account
3) Tab over to Race Finish Time
4) Answer the short survey, entering your time from a race or all out time trial. (No Relay Races Allowed)

What are the Team Categories for HTC TX?

  • MEN’S OPEN – Any age, at least one runner under 30
  • MEN’S SUBMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 30
  • MEN’S MASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 40
  • MEN’S SUPERMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 50
  • WOMEN’S OPEN – Any age, at least one runner under 30
  • WOMEN’S SUBMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 30
  • WOMEN’S MASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 40
  • WOMEN’S SUPERMASTERS – Minimum age of all runners is 50
  • MIXED OPEN – At least half women. Any age, at least one runner under 30
  • MIXED SUBMASTERS – At least half women. Minimum age of all runners is 30
  • MIXED MASTERS – At least half women. Minimum age of all runners is 40
  • MIXED SUPERMASTERS- At least half women. Minimum age of all runners is 50


*Mixed Categories: 6 member teams must have a minimum of 3 women to be in the mixed category. Teams with 4-5 members must have a minimum of 2 women. Team’s with less than this number of women will default to a men’s category. Any team with 1-3 men, rest comprised of women, will be classified within the mixed categories.


How did my 'anticipated finish time' get calculated?

AFT or a team’s Anticipated Finish Time is calculated using data from the Race Finish Time Survey filled out by each team member. Data is analyzed and checked before entering the seeding model.  New start times, traffic patterns and team distributions create an AFT for your team.

Where can I pick up my race bag/packet?

Packet Pick Up will take place on Friday, April 13th from 3:00pm-8:00pm at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort.

Bags/Packets include:

· Nike Men’s and Women’s Size Race Shirts

· Race Bib Numbers and Van Signs

· Start Times

· Goodies from sponsors!

·  Batons will be issued at the start lines.

Where can our team stay before and after the race?

Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort! Tapatio Springs is the start and finish location for Hood To Coast Texas and will be offering HTC TX participants a lodging discount for the race. Click HERE to book today!

Are there any opportunities to be a part of a Hood To Coast Training Team?

Yes! Check out the new HTC Training Team, presented by ActiveEDGE Wellness Center in West Linn, OR. Whether you are a veteran runner/walker, or you are looking to run/walk your first 5K , the HTC Training Team will provide the support and training to achieve your ultimate goals. ActiveEDGE Personal Trainer and Running Coach Willee Broberg will guide you every step of the way, while being supported by ActiveEDGE Physical Therapists, Dieticians, and Athletic Trainers. Click here to learn more and register!