Hood To Coast/Portland To Coast Relays proudly announce Providence Health & Services as title sponsor of the 32nd annual race

May 16, 2013

The Hood To Coast/Portland To Coast Relays are proud to announce Providence Health & Services as the title sponsor of the 2013 and 2014 Hood To Coast Relays. In addition to becoming the title sponsor, Providence Cancer Center also becomes the 2013 and 2014 “Charity of Choice” of the relays.

The Providence Hood To Coast Relay is the most popular relay race in the world, with nearly 20,000 runners and walkers participating in three events: Hood To Coast Relay, Portland To Coast Walk Relay and Portland To Coast High School Challenge. The Providence Hood To Coast Relay waiting list reaches more than 40,000 potential participants annually. In 2012, the three events included runners and walkers from all 50 states and 35 countries.

“Our events stretch over a 200-mile footprint, where Providence facilities are present and patients and employees live”, said Bob Foote, founder and chairman of Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast Relays. "Providence is an excellent fit for our demographic and I am proud to welcome this world class health care provider to the Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast Relays."

Join a fundraising team

Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast team slots are still available with a fundraising commitment to Providence Cancer Center. For more information, email Hilary Elgin.
As the 2013 and 2014 Charity of Choice, Providence Cancer Center will receive funds donated generously by Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast Relays participants, volunteers and employees. Research and advances in immunotherapy are making significant strides in the fight against cancer. Under the leadership of Walter Urba, M.D., Ph.D., the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at Providence Cancer Center is part of a global network of renowned research institutions that together are advancing new therapies and treatments. Their philanthropy-funded research is reaching patients worldwide – and philanthropy remains crucial in the quest for a cure.

“We’re excited to connect with nearly 20,000 Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast participants,” said Dr. Urba, director, Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center in the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, Providence Cancer Center. “We want to thank all of the runners, walkers and volunteers, in advance, for their support of Providence and for all patients diagnosed with cancer. Together, we all are running toward the same finish line – finding a cure for cancer.”

The 2013 Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast Relays will be held Aug. 23-24. The race stretches from Timberline Lodge to Seaside, where more than 70,000 people will attend the finish-line party.




Hood To Coast www.hoodtocoast.com – The Hood To Coast Relay includes the Hood To Coast Relay, Portland To Coast Relay, and the Portland To Coast High School Challenge Relay. The sold-out relay events draw nearly 20,000 participants from all 50 states and 35 countries. In 2012, participants raised $634,000 for cancer research, treatment, and support services.