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Important Dates

Key dates for race registration, participation and celebration

May, 2018

This historic race course is the genesis of the Mother of All Relays, where it all started back in 1982. The stunning course remained unchanged until eventually the popularity of Hood To Coast reached participants from all 50 states and 7 continents, resulting in the race course outgrowing its roots, and a move north was required, with the Finish Line in Seaside, OR. Now, the first Hood To Coast Relay course is back with Hood To Coast Pacific City…The Original!

Wednesday, May 9th: Extra Medals Order Deadline

Last day to order extra race medals (remember your dedicated van drivers and volunteers)!

Saturday, May 12th: Hippie Chick Half & Quarter Marathons!

The 15th annual Hippie Chick Half & Quarter Marathons is an all women's event, designed to celebrate women! This running and walking event is held annually, the day before Mother's Day, just for that reason, and we want to help make it all about you! (Voted Best Women's Event by Competitor Magazine)!

Wednesday, May 16th: Last Day for Free Additions/Substitutions

After this day, adds/subs are $20 per person. (all participants must sign online waiver by this date to avoid the fee)

June, 2018

The creators of the Mother of All Relays and the most popular relay race in the world bring you this 2nd annual epic event. Hood To Coast Washington will span 77 miles through the Evergreen State beginning from Washington’s Hood Canal and ending at the beautiful Pacific Ocean. This one-day, one-van, six-member race features all the sought after aspects of the original Hood To Coast Relay in Oregon. However, some things will be different. No sleeping fields, no major exchanges, no running in the middle of the night, and no need to take Friday off work.

Saturday, June 9th: 17th annual Helvetia Half Marathon, 15k, 10k and 25 Mile Bike Race!

For registration and more info on this very popular annual event go to  ! (Helvetia was voted 'Best Half Marathon' by Competitor Magazine)!  

Wednesday, June 13th: Last Day to Order Extra Shirts/Update T-Shirt Size

Last day to order extra race shirts and update sizes. Size and quantity you have on your roster on this date, is what you will receive on Packet Pickup Day. Any t-shirts submitted after this date will receive remaining sizes that are available.

Wednesday, June 20th: Teams must have minimum of 8 members on roster

All teams must have a minimum of 8 members signed up by this date in order to participate.

Wednesday, June 20th: 8 Members of Team must have completed mandatory Finish Time Survey

A minimum of 8 team members must complete the Finish Time Survey by this date in order to receive a start time. Submit your most accurate/up-to date race time by registering and completing one of the HTC Race Series events!

Saturday, June 30th: Red, White & Blues 5k/10k/Half Marathon

For registration and info on the race in beautiful West Linn, go to

Saturday, June 30th: HTC CHINA!

The 2nd annual BMW HTC China Relay registration & 7 day group travel packages are available! The Relay will take place in picturesque mountains, 2 ½ hours north of Beijing at the Genting Resort -site of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Teams of five (one vehicle per team), will descend off the mountain and traverse through countryside and welcoming villages, finishing in the Grass Skyline fields of Zhangjiakou. Plan on an awe inspiring adventure and lifetime memories! 

July, 2018
Thursday, July 5th: Race Pace / Finish Time Update

Last day to update previous race pace / finish times for estimated start seeding, within your Team Clubhouse. 

Wednesday, July 11th: Volunteer Invites Begin for Team Captains

Starting at 10am PST, check your Team Clubhouse for the 'Add Volunteer' button  (if one team members is located within a 100 mile radius of Portland, you will be prompted). Invite your volunteers, they will be sent an automatic email invite (verify with volunteers that they have received this email). Volunteer registration and job selection will start Thursday, July 12th at 8am PST.

Volunteer registration and training will end on August 8th at 11:59pm.

Thursday, July 12th: Volunteer Sign-Up and Job Selection Begins


Volunteers will follow the link in the email that was sent. Volunteers will be able to start their training and select a job on THURSDAY, JULY 12th at 8am from the invite email they receive.  Volunteer registration and training will end on August 8th at 11:59pm. 

We highly recommend using Google Chrome and not attempting to register via smart phone (please use an iPad or laptop/PC).Volunteer registration and training will end on August 8th at 11:59pm. Click for more info on Race Volunteers.

Wednesday, July 25th: Last Day for Team Name Changes

Your team name will be printed on your race bib!

All Team Names as of 11:59pm on July 25th will be printed on the official race bibs! 

August, 2018
Saturday, August 4th: Crawfish Crawl & Relay

For registration and info on this popular 14th annual event, visit

Tuesday, August 7th: Volunteer Training Closes: Unassigned volunteers will be randomly assigned to open positions.

Volunteers who have completed the online training and have not selected a volunteer position will be randomly assigned to one.  These random job assignments CANNOT BE CHANGED once assignments are issued.  Closing at 11:59pm.

Friday, August 10th: Packet Hold Issued for Local Teams with less than 3 Volunteers

All local teams with less than three volunteers will not be able to pick up their race bag at Packet Pick Up.  Race bags with necessary materials to participate in the event will be held until three volunteers have been confirmed.  

Saturday, August 11th: Start Times Posted

Team start times are posted via logging in to your Team Clubhouse.

Saturday, August 11th: HTC/PTC Packet Pick Up

PROVIDENCE PARK (1844 SW Morrison Street). Carpool or use public transport!

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Captain's Meetings at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

We encourage teams to abide by the following schedule:

8:00am-10:00am (HTC team #s 1-500, PTC Walk # 2001-2200, all High School Challenge)

10:00am-12:00pm (HTC team #s 501+, PTC Walk # 2201+ )

Friday, August 24th: 37th HOOD TO COAST & 28th PTC WALK RACE DAY!

Late adds/subs increase to $25 per person

Saturday, August 25th: OVERALL Winning Teams Announced & Providence Cancer Center Fundraising Totals


5:25pm The OVERALL Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast WINNING TEAMS will be announced and honored with their team name/year engraved on a large, glass trophy that the event brings back annually!

Also, the Providence Cancer Center overall fundraising results will be announced in front of the main stage. 

October, 2018
Wednesday, October 3rd: 2019 HTC/PTC Lottery Selection!

The 38th annual Hood To Coast/Portland To Coast Relays team selection process will take place with team entries postmarked on October 3rd only! See Registration Page

November, 2018
Saturday, November 10th: HTC TAIWAN!

5 runners, one vehicle, the Mother of All Relays takes place in the breathtakingly beautiful scenery of tropical Taiwan. The 105 mile route is situated on the east coast near Hualien, circling around the areas of the East Coast Nat'l Scenic Area, Taroko Nat'l Park and Fuyuan Nat'l Forest Recreation Areas.  Be there!

Wednesday, November 21st: Turkey Trot Relay & 5k

Be the first to see the lights! The Turkey Trot Relay and 5k run/walk speeds you through Sunshine Division Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway. There will be music and a post-race party! The course will be well marked by the holiday lights, volunteers, and a pace car courtesy of Carr Chevy. An award to the best holiday outfit will be given during the Awards Ceremony.  Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome!

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