Running 200 Miles Barefoot: BRS Tackles Hood to Coast Relay

Running 200 Miles Barefoot: BRS Tackles Hood to Coast Relay

Congrats to our local Oregon chapter of the Barefoot Runners Society for successfully finishing this year's Hood to Coast relay!

The race, now in it's 31st year, stretches 199 miles from Oregon's Mt. Hood to the coastal town of Seaside, making it the longest relay race in the world. Although the race started in 1982 with only 8 teams, there are now 1000 teams participating each year. That's over 12,000 runners!

Soft Star was proud to sponsor the Barefoot Runners Society team. While several members of their group ran barefoot, others wore a variety of minimalist shoes... including quite a few Soft Star RunAmocs. We were thrilled this week to receive a batch of photos from their adventure (scroll down to see). They show how creative runners can get for this race, both in team names and costumes.

Do you have any fun stories from a relay race? If so, we'd love to hear them! Feel free to share your stories or thoughts in the comments below.

Way to go everyone! For more details about this race, visit the Hood to Coast website. Or visit the Barefoot Runners Society page for more information about this inspiring group of people.


[caption id="attachment_5916" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-01 Packing for the trip.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5917" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-02 Ready to hit the road![/caption] [caption id="attachment_5918" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-02b Barefoot Runners Society relay team.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5919" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-03 Great costume! (we hope)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5920" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-04 Running Elvises.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5921" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-05 Chariots of Tired team.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5922" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-06 Red Dress Express running team[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5923" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-07 Sporting their Soft Star t-shirts![/caption] [caption id="attachment_5924" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-08 One of the barefoot runners, coming in to pass off the baton.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5925" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-09 Another minimalist runner finishing a leg.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5926" align="aligncenter" width="400"]barefoot-runners-10 Passing the baton.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5927" align="aligncenter" width="400"]BRS Group Photo Barefoot Runners Society team at the end of the race.[/caption]

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