Hood To Coast Washington – FAQ
How big is Hood To Coast Washington?
Hood To Coast Washington 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 19 years! We created Hood To Coast Washington to give hopeful participants another opportunity to take part in a Hood To Coast relay event. In 2018, the race will be capped at 350 teams.
Is there a walking relay?
Of course! Walking teams will trek 53 miles (8-legs) beginning at Humptulips Salmon Hatchery and ending at Seabrook.
Where does the race end?
The finish line for the race is in the beautiful coastal community of Seabrook, WA. Participants will join their anchor leg runner, or walker, to finish running through Seabrook’s “main street” overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This finish is breathtaking!
How far is Seabrook from Portland and/or Seattle?
Portland – Seabrook: 3 1/2 hours, 170 miles
Seattle – Seabrook: 2 1/2 hours, 130 miles
How long is the distance of Hood To Coast Washington?
The running race spans 75 miles and the walking relay is 53 miles.
How many legs are there?
How long is each leg?
Each Leg ranges in distance from 5.3 to 8 miles. Legs vary in difficulty, from easy to very hard, due to the varying distances and terrain. Although these legs average slightly longer distances than Hood & Portland To Coast Relays, this is a very flat and fast course.
When are the starting times for Hood To Coast Washington?
The race start times begin at 3 am on Saturday at Seabrook (Run) and Humptulips Salmon Hatchery (Walk) and continue in waves throughout the morning until 9 am.
Is there a volunteer requirement for HTC WA?
No volunteers are required for HTC WA, just come out and have fun. If your organization is interested in providing volunteers for race exchanges and water stops, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
When does registration open?
Registration will re-open on December 5th at 8:00AM PST.
What is the registration cost for Hood To Coast Washington?
$800 until January 31st
$850 February 1 – April 30
$900 May 1 – May 18
$750 until January 31st
$800 February 1 – April 30
$850 May 1 – May 18
What is the registration process?
On December 5th, team captains will be able to click the REGISTRATION link in the menu above. 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.
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 know my Team Category?
Please look at the categories below and find which one applies to your team. For MIXED teams, teams must be made up of AT LEAST half women (ex. 6 person team must have 3 women to be classified as MIXED, if there are less than half women, the team will fall under the MEN’S category)
- 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
- MEN’S CHAMPION MASTERS – Average age of 60+
- 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
- WOMEN’S CHAMPION MASTERS – Average age of 60+
- 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 CHAMPION MASTERS – Average age of 60+
- MEN’S WALKING
- WOMEN’S WALKING
- MIXED WALKING – At least half women. All ages.
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 using your confirmation code
2) Click on EDIT: alter your registration details
3) Scroll down until you see Enter your most recent FINISH TIME for a 10k RACE
4) Answer the question entering your time from a 10K race or all out time trial.
Invite / Edit Team Members HERE
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?
Teams not local to Portland will pick up race packets at the start line.
Where can our team stay before and after the race?
Short answer – SEABROOK!
Seabrook will offer a 20% discount on team lodging through March 1st. Teams or individuals can book online using the code
at www.seabrookcottagerentals.com or by calling the reservation agents (1-877-779-9990).
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! http://www.activeedgewellness.com/htc-training-team/
Are there restaurants in Seabrook?
Yes! The town of Seabrook has 2 local restauants, a wine and cheese bar and a market. We recommend that teams staying in Seabrook bring food to cook in their house as the restauants will be very busy!