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HOOD TO COAST WASHINGTON FAQ

RACE QUESTIONS

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 office@htcrelay.com.

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

When does registration open?

Closed for 2018, check back soon for 2019.

What is the registration cost for Hood To Coast Washington?

Running and Walking Teams

$800 until January 31st

$900 after January 31st

What is the registration process?

On November 15th, 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 100 spots remaining.

TEAM QUESTIONS

Invite / Edit Team Members HERE

For instructions on how to invite team members, assign legs, etc. please click HERE

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 “GO” next to ‘TEAM: manage your team’

3) From the team members drop down menu, select the team member you would like as captain and click the orange “Make Team Captain” button

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?

1) Current Captain must log into Team Clubhouse

2) Click on “GO” next to ‘TEAM: manage your team’

3) Next to your current team name there will be an option to [ edit ]

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
  • 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
  • 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   Go 
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

OTHER QUESTIONS

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?

May 19th and 20th: Packet Pick-Up


Saturday, May 19th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Lake Oswego
17799 Lower Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Sunday, May 20th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Lake Oswego
17799 Lower Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

 

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! 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

HTC18

at www.seabrookcottagerentals.com 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! 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!

What is there to do in Grays Harbor?

Check out this awesome new website for plenty of ideas! www.discovergraysharbor.com