“The MOTHER of all relays” is the bold title claimed by the Hood to Coast Relay (HTC). At 200 miles and 15,000 runners, it is certainly one of the largest relay races in the world. The race begins at Mt. Hood in Oregon and ends at the Pacific Ocean in Seaside, OR. The relay draws competitors from all 50 states and countries around the world. Teams of 8-12 complete 3 legs ranging in distances from 3.52 to 8.09 miles to complete the relay. The event is supported by over 4,100 volunteers and corporate sponsors. There is even a full feature documentary about the event!
For the past few years, StowAway Cargo Carriers has sponsored the Helen’s Angels team with hitch mounted cargo carriers for the Portland to Coast walk relay. This partner event allows for a diversity of participants, from serious runners/walkers to casual teams out simply to enjoy the wild adventure! So if you are out there this weekend, look for Helen’s Angels and ask them about a special discount for HTC relay runners/volunteers (and blog readers).