WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:05.000 [music] 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:21.000 COURTNEY: The Hood to Coast is the 'mother of all relays'-- created in Oregon by Bob Foote 30 years ago-- 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:25.000 in which groups of runners form into teams 00:00:25.000 --> 00:00:30.000 and they run from Timberline Lodge-- the main parking lot up there-- all the way to the beaches of Seaside. 00:00:30.000 --> 00:00:34.000 [music] 00:00:34.000 --> 00:00:39.000 COURTNEY: We have 12 runners usually. Six go in one van, six go in another van. 00:00:39.000 --> 00:00:46.000 Six go in van one. They start the run up at Timberline Lodge, they run their legs, then they hand off to van two. 00:00:46.000 --> 00:00:50.000 Van two's six runners run their legs, and then van two hands off to one, 00:00:50.000 --> 00:00:54.000 and one hands off to two, and then it goes until you get to Seaside. 00:00:54.000 --> 00:00:58.000 In between the vans that aren't running, their runners rest, 00:00:58.000 --> 00:00:62.000 lay in a field with sleeping bags, try to eat something, and that's what happens. 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:07.000 [music] 00:01:07.000 --> 00:01:11.000 My name is Peter and we are the Wolves-- hey, Peter and the Wolves became cute 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:18.000 because so many of the teams have very clever and cute-- as well as some very interesting-- names which we won't mention. 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:22.000 So Peter and the Wolves... somebody came up with it in the van. I don't know where it came from. 00:01:22.000 --> 00:01:26.000 The members of my my team are Peter Courtney, Bill Kernan, Ed Camacho, 00:01:26.000 --> 00:01:32.000 Nadine Wood, Sarah Lorenzen, Yuliya Kharitinova, Heidi Augee, Spencer Walsh, 00:01:32.000 --> 00:01:36.000 Gina Zejdlik, Doris Aponte, Carly Neal, Kaleena Tuffo, 00:01:36.000 --> 00:01:43.000 and more importantly, our drivers are Don Bonderman, van one, and Darin Silbernagel, van two. 00:01:43.000 --> 00:01:49.000 [music] 00:01:49.000 --> 00:01:56.000 I think life is teams, and this is the last team thing I can do in athletics. 00:01:56.000 --> 00:01:61.000 I love the team part of it. It also is always out there for me and I know every year I'm going to do this. 00:02:04.000 --> 00:02:10.000 It keeps me physically so focused from a training stand point and a motivational stand point, 00:02:10.000 --> 00:02:15.000 plus the camaraderie-- not just with my team, but all the teams that are going to be out there tomorrow and all the runners. 00:02:15.000 --> 00:02:19.000 I just think there's no greater thing I've been on in my life 00:02:19.000 --> 00:02:25.000 that creates more of a team thing over a short period of time than the Oregon Hood to Coast relay. 00:02:25.000 --> 00:02:32.000 It is what it is. I need it psychologically, I need it emotionally, I need it physically... I just need it. 00:02:33.000 --> 00:02:39.000 [music continues]