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CTL Hits the Road Again for Annual Hood to Coast Relay

CTL Hits the Road Again for Annual Hood to Coast Relay

This year, we’re continuing our tradition of giving back by taking part in "The Mother of all Relays": Hood to Coast. The 37th annual event is one of the largest and longest-running relay races in the world and CTL is participating to support All Hands Raised, an organization that brings together government, education, nonprofit and business leaders to promote change.

Joining with Gerding Edlen, CTL put together a team called "Principles of Pace" for this year’s event. As a result of the efforts of both parties, All Hands Raised will receive $6,000.

About the Race

The Hood to Coast relay is a bucket list competition for athletes worldwide. For the last 27 years, Hood To Coast has sold out of team slots well in advance of the start date. (For 19 years, the relay has reached its limit on the first day of registration.) The course runs approximately 320 km (200 miles), with course length changes by 1 to 5 km each year due to small changes made by race organizers. The relay begins at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest peak. It continues through Portland and over the Oregon Coast Range, finishing at Seaside Beach on the Oregon Coast.


Principles of Pace is one of 1,050 12-person teams participating in the 2017 Hood to Coast race. Every year, organizers choose teams by lottery from the entries postmarked on the opening day of registration in October 2017.

About All Hands Raised

With an acute focus on racial equity, All Hands Raised brings together practitioners and leaders from education, business, government, and non-profits to ensure the success of every child in Multnomah County, from cradle to career. To do this, All Hands Raised provides the framework, coaching, and tools that empower schools and organizations to improve educational outcomes for more than 220,000 children and youth, ages 0–24.


As the backbone organization for the local Cradle to Career effort, All Hands Raised serves the six urban school districts in Portland and Multnomah County: Centennial, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose, Portland Public Schools, and Reynolds.


Their unique history, grounded in a commitment to equity, strong governance structure and dedicated staff, ensures that they continue to make progress in our mission to help all children, youth and young adults in Multnomah County achieve their full potential.

The Principles of Pace looks to improve on last year's 95th place finish. Go team!