Have you heard of the Hood to Coast Relay that goes from Mt. Hood down to Seaside, Oregon? The claim is that it's the mother of all relays races being the biggest, baddest, and longest in the world. Well, this is the high school version of that.
Here's how it works....it's limited to 50 teams, each team needs a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 runners. Each team runs two different vans. The 2nd van goes ahead to the next exchange zone and waits for the team runner to come in and pass the wrist band off to the next runner. You get the point, it's a brutal relay race for 132 miles up and over the coast mountain range and finishing on the sandy beaches of Seaside, Oregon. Being afraid of small spaces with smelly team members is not an option.
Required Gear if you're considering this for next year:
-Headlamp and or Flashlight
-LED Lights with Flashers
More Details including the course map are here.
We're still going through the video with the finish line comments and dance moves.
A few runners instagrammed our hastag through the night for some great head lamp shots.
After a one-year hiatus, the Outlaws cross-country team toed the starting line once again near downtown Portland for the annual Portland to Coast High School Challenge, held in conjunction with the Hood to Coast Relay August 23-24.
The Outlaws have been participants in the event since near its inception in the 1990s, sometimes fielding two teams, but they had to take last year off due to scheduling conflicts.