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Portland To Coast is the Largest Walk Relay in the world!

DATES: August 24-25, 2018
TOTAL TEAMS: 400 teams (min 8 walkers, max 12)
RACE COURSE: Portland To Coast is 130 miles. See Course Maps  for more about the route
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 2018 event will include over 4,000 walkers and 3,600 volunteers
ORIGIN: Established in 1991

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Start Summary

PTC Start location is located at the Eastbank Festival Plaza, adjacent to the Hawthorne Bridge! (Near: 20 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214)

  • Start waves are 3:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Strongly suggested to only bring one team vehicle to the start area
  • The 2nd vehicle should go directly to 'Exchange 18' 
  • Be aware of participants already on the course as you enter the Start area
Team Check-in Procedures

One person from the team is required to check-in; doesn't need to be Team Captain.

1) Present team safety equipment for inspection at the Equipment Check-in area 20 min. prior to Start Time

  • Two (2) Reflective Vests
  • Two (2) LED Lights/Flashers
  • Two (2) Flashlights or Headlamps

2) State your team number to Race Officials

3) Sign next to your team name on the official check-in sheet

Upon check-in, your team will be issued the current year Race Wrist Wrap. Without your Race Wrist Wrap and approval of Safety Equipment, your team will not be permitted to start.

Out-of-town teams
  • Receive race numbers, race shirts, wrist wrap, and vehicle identification signs at Start Check-in area
  • Arrive 45 min in advance of team start time to collect necessary materials and check-in

Located on the Beautiful Oregon Coast Beach!

  • Anticipate potential congestion
  • PTC provides FREE shuttle bus service in Seaside with designated parking areas for teams! 
Finishing as a Team

Teammates often cross the Finish Line on the beach with their "anchor" who is officially finishing the race. If your team chooses to do so, make sure:

  • Your Leg 36 "anchor" walker leads your team to the Finish Line
  • Listen for announcements of team members arriving near the finish
  • The Leg 36 walker will be the only one to remove the timing chip and be credited with an official finish.
Rules & Penalty Forms
  • All completed penalty forms must be turned in to the finish area 'Penalties' table within 30 minutes of finishing.
  • Be specific! We must have a team number to identify teams.
  • The Rules Committee will review completed penalty forms throughout Saturday.
Award Ceremony
  • Main Stage area at Finish party on the beach
  • Awards will be given to the top 4 teams in each category

Portland To Coast (Walk and High School Challenge)- SUNDAY 9:00 AM


The Brian O'Dell Band 12:45-3:45pm

Radical Revolution 6:45-11:00pm


The Race Pace Survey asks participants to provide a time from a race they've participated in during 2017 or 2016. Because not every walker participates in 10K races, the survey allows participants to enter times from 5K,10K, and Half  Marathon distances and times. If you've never walked in a race, participants can conduct a time trial on their own. We encourage walkers to use a local track and time themselves at a rigorous pace for at least 3 miles.

Note: When a participant fills out the survey, the time that an individual enters will change slightlyTHE CALCULATOR IS WORKING TO ALTER YOUR TIME BASED ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS.

  • DO NOT USE A TIME FROM A RUN.  Please use a time from a walking event.
  • Do not use an old relay time. Old relay times will be removed from the system.
  • You can change your time. If you've walked in an event since entering your information you can change it until June 15.
  • Team Captains CANNOT change the times of their teammates.
  • 8 Members of the team must have a completed Race Time Survey to be issued a start time. Teams that do not provide this info will not be given a start time and will not be allowed to start the race.


JUNE 16: 8 Members of a team must have the race pace survey filled out to receive a start time

JULY 5: Participants can make changes to their completed Race Pace Surveys until this date. After this date, no changes can be made to the Race Pace Survey.


1) Login to the Team Roster Site

2) Click on 'My Info'

3) Scroll down to 'Race Time Survey' and click on 'Update Race Time'

  • Plastic recycling receptacles at ALL Exchanges, as well as Start and Finish Areas!
  • Handbooks printed on post-consumer recycled paper.
  • Honored with RecycleWorks Award by The City of Portland for environmentally sustainable business practices.
  • Online registration
  • Use biodegradable plates/utensils at Finish Area Food Garden and catering.
  • All race bibs are recycle-friendly!
  • Donation of past season merchandise, race and volunteer shirts.
  • Bring A Reusable Water Bottle and Gallon Water Containers to Refill!

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PHONE: 503-292-4626