Hood To Coast traffic coming to Oregon roadways Aug. 26-27
If you have plans for Friday, Aug. 26, to Saturday, Aug. 27, you'll want to factor in how the annual Hood to Coast Relay might impact your travels.
Starting at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 20,000 runners and walkers, as well as their supporters in vans and vehicles, will take to Oregon's highways between Mount Hood and Seaside. The race will begin at Timberline Lodge and finish on the sands of Seaside, Oregon, throughout the day Saturday, Aug. 27.
While folks make their way west, travelers are warned to keep an eye out for them, especially at night when there is reduced visibility.
State, county, and city police agencies along the relay route will have a visible patrol enforcement presence, and they ask that anyone observing dangerous driving should contact Oregon State Police at 800-853-8412 to report.
The following are the areas where people may encounter delays due to race-related traffic:
Hood To Coast race officials, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation, have announced a temporary traffic change that will be in effect for the 2022 event. Because of construction on the Klaskanine Bridge on Young's River Road, certified flaggers will be stationed at Coastline Christian Fellowship Church and Highway 202 to instruct and assist race vehicles turning around and to ensure local access for neighbors and residents.
"The 40th Anniversary Hood to Coast Relay and Portland to Coast Relays would sincerely like to thank Oregon's cities and counties, residents and first responders for your patience and support of Hood and Portland To Coast participants," said Felicia Hubber, chairwoman and race director of Hood To Coast/Portland To Coast Relays. "The hospitality of local residents, volunteers and employees has been remarkable throughout the years."
Members of the public with race-related community questions/concerns can call the event toll free at 844-428-8327 between Aug. 22-29. In the case of an emergency, call 911.
The Providence Cancer Institute has been the primary beneficiary of Hood and Portland To Coast fundraising revenue since 2014. Throughout those years, Hood and Portland To Coast participants and volunteers have raised over $6 million. All proceeds have been used locally in Oregon to support cancer research, treatment and support services.
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