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Despite obstacles, local relay teams reach finish line


September 7, 2011

Photos courtesy of Deanna Davis Portland to Coast girls team members get set for their race at the start, under the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland.

For The New Era

For the Sweet Home boys Portland to Coast team, the breakdown of one of their two vans right at the start of the 130-mile relay road race was only the beginning of it all.

The Portland to Coast relay run for high-schoolers has 24 legs, starting in Portland and ending in Seaside. The race is run in conjunction with the Hood to Coast Relay, both of which started this year on Aug. 26.

Each team consists of 12 members, each runner, running at least two legs for the Portland to Coast race and three for Hood to Coast. Each team also has two vans to carry teammates not currently...

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