August 28th, 2013
If you ask us, there’s no state more beautiful than the one we call home. Oregon is filled with a variety of equally beautiful terrains. Each year, athletes of all walks of life join together in August for a scenic weekend of community and camaraderie.
Portland to Coast is an annual relay race that celebrates Oregon’s natural beauty. Walkers travel through the city of Portland and finish on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. It’s the largest walk relay in the world, and the 2013 race marked the 8th year Pacific employees participated.
Hood to Coast is the running relay, spanning 195 miles with a team of 12. Runners take the same course, starting about 60 miles ahead at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. Teams come from all over the country to participate. Both walkers and runners finish in Seaside, Oregon to celebrate the feat they’ve completed!
Our team of 12 Souped Up Walkers raised some much-needed funds and collected 4 huge bins of clothes and school supplies for Tualatin’s Caring Closet.
In just more than 31 hours they managed to travel across 132 miles of Oregon terrain, finishing 182nd place out of 356 teams and 11th out of 38 corporate teams. Go team!
The runners and walkers gathered around the finish line to relax after the long relay. Live music, food and drinks filled the beach, and it was even a sunny day! A perfect end to Hood to Coast weekend.