Race Preview: 2017 Gorgeous Hood to Hood Relay on Sunday, June 11th

The first official Gorgeous Hood to Hood Relay begins at historic Government Camp on Sunday, June 11th. The course covers 48.15 miles and teams of up to 5 runners will take on the 10 legs from Mt. Hood to Hood River. With views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and the Columbia River, not to forget the famous Fruit Loop, this run deserves the gorgeous stamp. Teams finish along the waterfront in Hood River and can enjoy a complementary beer from the pFriem Family Brewers when they are done. Registration is good through June 10th:

  • Regular Team (5 runners) $475
  • Extra Credit Team (3-4 runners) $380
  • Dynamic Duo Team (2 runners) $190
  • Hard Core (one runner) $95

Views from Mt. Hood to Hood River.

Register for more relays and save some money. Gorgeous Runners get 5% off their second relay, 10% off their third relay and 20% off their fourth relay in 2017. Not only did the Gorgeous Series start the one day relays around here, they continue to provide events that are well organized, properly supported, unique and just plain fun. Since the race directors are runners too, they know what makes a good event and it shows. All participants will receive a race shirt, medal, pint glass and complementary beer.

As with most relays, all teams are required to provide a volunteer to work one shift. If your team can’t find a helper, make a $100 donation to the Mazamas and the their organization will provide a volunteer for your team.​ The Mazamas Mountain Science School provides outdoor education for 5th graders from all backgrounds on the flanks of Mt Hood. The Mazamas is a nonprofit Mountaineering Education Organization based in Portland, Oregon. All participants must be 18 years or older and the team must average an 11:00 mile pace. Due to permits and volunteer schedules, exchanges will close after the 11:00 pace window.

This course lives up to the Gorgeous name, with beautiful views the entire way. The one day relays are perfect to get the relay experience without the headache. You only need one vehicle and your team is done at the end of the day. You don’t have to find a hotel at the finish line or pack your sleeping bag to try and catch a few winks in between legs. One day of gorgeous running with your favorite people. It’s a great way to make memories and perfect way to spend a Sunday. You need to try just one Gorgeous Relay and you’ll be hooked.

What: Gorgeous Series Hood to Hood Relay

When: In waves on Sunday, June 11th

Where: Government Camp to Hood River

Our Run Oregon Team testing out the course.


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