2023 Race Series Preview: Hood To Coast Relays (& Road Races too!) Fuel your Team Spirit!!

Runners all over the US, (and now all over the world thanks to some great international race options,) have heard of Hood To Coast. Aptly called “the Mother of All Relays,” it’s the most popular relay in the world and has been traveling from the mountains to the beaches of Oregon for over 30 years. But if 2 days in a sweaty van don’t appeal to your sense of adventure, Hood To Coast has a lot of other options for you now too. Their 1 Day Relays have gained tremendous popularity in part due to their scenic locations as well as their “well-oiled machine” organization. There are even a couple of road race options for you as well, including a super fun turkey trot at the Portland International Raceway with all the holiday lights! Check out some PNW options below!!


Providence Heart to Start 

  • Distance: 5k & 10k
  • When: February 18th, 2023
  • Where: Cook Park, Tigard, OR
  • Cost: $30-$50 per team

Seabrook Relay 

  • Distance: 74 Mile Run & 46 Mile Walk
  • When: June 3rd, 2023
  • Where: Pacific City, WA
  • Cost: $500-$750 per team

Windy River Relay

  • Distance: 64 Mile Run & 42 Mile Walk
  • When: July 22nd, 2023
  • Where: Hood River, OR
  • Cost: $750 per team

The Mother of All Relays: Hood/Portland To Coast Relay  

  • Distance: 196 Mile Run & 128 Mile Walk
  • When: August 25th thru August 26th, 2023
  • Where: Mount Hood, OR & Portland, OR
  • Cost: TBD

High Desert Relay 

  • Distance: 64 Mile Run & 42 Mile Walk
  • When: October 7th, 2023
  • Where: Bend, OR
  • Cost: $750 per team

Turkey Trot 

  • Distance: 5k & Kids Run
  • When: November, 2023
  • Where: Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR
  • Cost: TBD
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