HOOD TO COAST RELAY ROUTE CHANGED
Organizers of the Hood to Coast Relay event, scheduled for Aug. 26-27, have changed one leg of the race route south of Astoria due to a conflict at a traditional exchange site.
Leg #35 of the race will now go down Logan Road and Lewis and Clark Road, instead of the Lewis and Clark Mainline route used in prior years. The route was changed due to the renewed log-sorting activity at the Westerlund log handling facility at Fort Clatsop Road and Loukas Lane, which was used as a team exchange point in previous years.
The new exchange point for the leg will be the Netel Grange on Logan Road. From there runners and walkers and team vans will head south eight miles on Logan Road and Lewis and Clark Road to the next exchange near Crown Camp Road.
Clatsop County is sending letters to all affected property owners on Logan Road and Lewis and Clark Road to inform them of the route change.
The rest of the route through Clatsop County remains the same – Oregon Highway 202 from Birkenfeld to Olney; Youngs River Road from Olney to Miles Crossing; Lewis and Clark Road from Miles Crossing to Logan Road. The final leg runs from the Crown Camp Road exchange to the finish in Seaside.
The view the complete route, go the event website at www.hoodtocoast.com.
1,300 running teams and 400 walking teams will participate in this year’s event, an increase in 250 teams from 2010. Runners and walkers will be on the route through most of the day Saturday, Aug. 27. Motorists are reminded to watch for race participants and support vehicles along the route.
Community Relations Coordinator