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The Skanner's team -- The West Coast Steppers -- at Portland to Coast, Aug. 26, 2017. (Bernie Foster)
The Skanner News & Hood to Coast
Published: 29 August 2017

Twenty-six years ago, Hood To Coast founder Bob Foote was approached separately by two women asking to participate in the Hood To Coast as casual, non-competitive walk teams.

Not wanting to deny their request, Foote evaluated the logistics and feasibility, and came up with the idea of having the two teams start in downtown Portland, and travel the remaining 129 miles of the HTC course to Seaside. 

Today, Portland to Coast is the largest walk relay in the world and one of Oregon's largest walking events of any kind.

This year's Hood to Coast and Portland to Coast took place from Aug. 25 - 27, 2017.

The Skanner's team -- The West Coast Steppers -- were among the thousands of participants. 

Hood to Coast/Portland to Coast Relays is the most popular relay race in the world with 20,000 participants from 50 states and 43 countries. The event has sold out for 19 consecutive years, and annually places an additional 40,000 hopefull runners and walkers on a waiting list. 


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