Race Preview: 2019 Gorgeous Hood to Hood Relay

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




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