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Welcome to the 26th annual Providence Portland To Coast Walk Relay!

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

DATES: August 26-27, 2016
TOTAL TEAMS: 400 teams of 12 walkers, with minimum of eight!
RACE COURSE: Portland To Coast is 129 miles long. See Course Maps  for more about the route
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 2016 event will include over 4,000 walkers and 3,600 volunteers
ORIGIN: P2C began in 1991
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Start Summary

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

  • Start waves begin at 3:00 a.m. on Friday morning and continue through 9:45 a.m.
  • Strongly suggested to only bring one team vehicle to the start area
  • The 2nd vehicle should go directly to 'Exchange 18' to reduce congestion
  • Be aware of participants already on the course as you enter the Start area
Team Check-in Procedures

One representative from each team is required for check-in; does not 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 and Timing Chip. 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, timing chip and vehicle identification signs at Start Check-in area
  • Arrive 45-60 mins in advance of team start time to collect necessary materials and check-in

Located on the Beautiful Oregon Coast!

  • Anticipate heavy traffic and 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 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. They will not be available to disucss penalty/protest.

Penalties Form

Award Ceremony
  • Main Stage area at Finish party on the beach
  • Awards will be given to the Top Six teams in each category

Portland To Coast (Walk and High School Challenge)- SATURDAY at 5:00-6:30 PM

Hood To Coast - SUNDAY at 9:30 AM


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

Radical Revolution 6:45-11:00pm


The Race Time Survey asks participants to provide a time from a race they've participated in during 2015 or 2014. Because not every walker participates in 10K races, the survey allows for participants to enter times from 5K,10K, Half and Full Marathon distances and times. If you've never walked in a sanctioned 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 a minimum of 3 miles.


List of the information you'll be asked to provide:

  • Level of Athletic Ability (Expert to Beginner)
  • Name of event you've participated in- NOTE: This must be a Walk Event!   DO NOT USE A RUN TIME
  • Date (either 2015 or 2014 can be used)
  • Time ( hours, minutes, and seconds)
  • Distance (distance is listed in kilometers or 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.

Tips for filling out the survey:

  • DO NOT GUESS, ESTIMATE OR PREDICT! Our seeding method accounts for several different variables. We need your FASTEST time in a given distance!
  • DO NOT USE A TIME FROM 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 17th!
  • Team Captains CANNOT change the times of their participants
  • 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 17: 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 July 5, no changes can be made to any Race Time 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'

The Largest Relay in the World is also one of the Greenest!

The Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast Relays makes a sustained effort to integrate policies and programs throughout all operational aspects to minimize its environmental impact along the 128 mile course.

  • Plastic recycling receptacles at ALL Exchanges, as well as Start and Finish Areas!
  • As a benefit to all participants, all handbooks are printed on post-consumer recycled paper.
  • Honored with RecycleWorks Award by The City of Portland for environmentally sustainable business practices.
  • Mandatory online registration
  • Use biodegradable plates/utensils at Finish Area Food Garden and catering.
  • All race bibs are recycle-friendly!
  • Donation past season merchandise, race and volunteer shirts.

We challenge participants to engage in more environmentally connected and conscious actions to protect the beauty of the local Oregon terrain. HTC/PTC continues to strive to understand and offset the effects of participant activities, thus creating long-term environmental programs that benefit everyone.

Reduce Your “Footprint” during the Relay
  1. Use Rechargeable Batteries. Many remote areas of our course don’t have disposal facilities for all of your drained batteries, so travel with rechargeable ones and you’ll save money while keeping thousands of corrosive batteries out of Oregon landfills.
  2. Don't Pack Your "Packages". Limit the packaging you buy or bring, and take re-usable containers for things like toiletries and post-run snacks, rather than one-time travel size containers which just add to waste.
  3. Throw Away Properly! Please remember to not litter. Look for and use the blue ClearStream recycling receptacles for all of your plastic bottles!
  4. Use Biodegradable Products. Often available at camping or outdoor stores, biodegradable products make a big difference when traveling or accidentally left behind in the pristine Oregon mountain and coastal forests.
  5. Bring A Reusable Water Bottle! Be sure to fill up your own bottle to reduce waste from plastic disposable bottles. Did you know 67% of all plastic water bottles are NOT recycled? Look for the plastic bottle recycling bins at ALL Exchanges, as well as the Start and Finish party!

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PHONE: 503-292-4626