Hood to Coast relay kicks off dark and early Friday

Oregon

The relay is 199 miles from Timberline to Seaside

Hood to Coast start line, August 28 2015. (KOIN)_197757

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Approximately 12,600 runners on 1,050 teams of 12 will run a nearly 200-mile relay from Timberline to Seaside this weekend.

Hood to Coast, the “Mother of all Relays” started with 8 teams in 1982. Runners start their journey from Mt. Hood at 5 a.m. Friday, August 23 and finish in Seaside on Saturday.

Teams will travel along Highway 26, into Portland and then along Highway 30 and into the Coast Range to Seaside.

Runners will pass through the downtown area Friday, crossing the Hawthorn Bridge on their way to Highway 30.

The KOIN 6 Newshounds team includes weekend anchor Emily Burris.

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