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Hood To Coast Washington – FAQ


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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 18 years! We created Hood To Coast Washington to give hopeful participants another opportunity to take part in a Hood To Coast relay event. In 2017, the race will be capped at 250 teams.

Is there a walking relay?

Of course! Walking teams will trek 52 miles (8-legs) beginning at Elma Elementary and ending at Seabrook.

How should the walking teams assign legs?

The walker rotation must continue in the same order as if there were enough legs to be evenly distributed. (Ex. For a 6 member team, racers 1 and 2 will have an additional leg to complete while everyone else who theoretically would come later in the rotation will have already finished their assigned legs). See the examples below!

HTC WA Course Ratings 4 Person Walk

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 are Lake Isabella and Seabrook from Portland and/or Seattle?

Portland – Lake Isabella: 2 1/2 hours, 130 miles

Portland – Seabrook: 3 1/2 hours, 170 miles


Seattle – Lake Isabella: 1 1/2 hours , 80 miles

Seattle – Seabrook: 2 1/2 hours, 130 miles

How long is the distance of Hood To Coast Washington?

The race spans 77 miles, from Lake Isabella on the Hood Canal to the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean in Seabrook, WA.

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.

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 the Lake Isabella State Park (Run) and Elma Elementary (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


When does registration open?

Registration will open at 12:01AM on Thursday, December 7th to fill the remaining 150 spots.

What is the registration cost for Hood To Coast Washington?

Running Teams

$800 until December 31, 2016

$900 from January 1, 2017 – March 5, 2017

$1,000 after March 6, 2017

Walking Teams

$600 until December 31, 2016

$700 from January 1, 2017 – March 5, 2017

$800 after March 6, 2017

What is the registration process?

On December 7th, 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. There are 150 spots remaining.


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

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 (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

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 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 
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)


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?

For teams outside of the Portland area and teams that did not pick up their race bags at Packet Pickup, bags will be available Friday, June 2 at Crescent Park in Seabrook from 5:00 pm – 8:00pm.

Friday, May 5
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Southeast Foot Traffic – 7718 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Saturday, May 6
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Southeast Foot Traffic – 7718 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202


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?

Short answer – SEABROOK! Stay pre and post race just 52 miles from the walk start and 77 miles from the run start!

Seabrook will offer a 20% discount on team lodging through March 1st. Teams or individuals can book online using the code


at or by calling the reservation agents (1-877-779-9990). The first 50 teams to register for two-day packages will receive complimentary
race-day breakfast.

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!

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!