Huzzah, it’s another Gorgeous Relay!
The Hood to Hood Relay is on Sunday, June 9th, and runs from Timberline Lodge to one of my favorite places in Oregon: Hood River.
Let’s start this preview by taking a look at the elevation profile, shall we? Notice how it’s mainly downhill, although there are a few noticeable inclines you’ll have to contend with. Overall, though, this is a fast course. And I don’t know about you, but I think it’s fun to run fast.
The Gorgeous Hood to Hood Relay is a one-day relay, with team options of 5-6, 3-4, 2, or just 1 runner per team. Currently the prices for these team sizes are, respectively, $750, $500, $250, $125. Please note that May 19 is the last day for team members to request their t-shirt size when joining a team. In addition to the shirt, participants will get a finisher medal, a pint glass, and a beer at Pfriem Family Brewers at the end of the relay.
Most legs are around 4 miles (there’s one that’s basically a 5k and a few that are close to 6 miles), and there are 12 total so runners each run twice. The beautiful thing about Gorgeous Relays (see what I did there) is that they don’t care if you run in the same order for each 6-pack of legs, so you can populate your team with friends of different abilities and assign legs based on their current fitness. At many relays, this is near-impossible when not everyone is a speedster.
This relay is part of the Gorgeous Series Discount. When you sign up for your 2nd Gorgeous Relay of the year, save 10% … your 3rd, save 20%, your 4th, 30%, and your 5th, save 40%. It’s a sweet deal and a good reason to schedule mutliple fun days with friends.
Here are the details:
When: Sunday, June 9 – team start times will be posted May 20th
Where: The relay starts at Timberline Lodge and finishes on the Hood River Waterfront
Register: Online here