(Portland, OR) -- The Hood to Coast relay race is back this weekend after going virtual last year for the first time ever due to the pandemic. In order to keep runners and supporters safe, the pick-up of race packets is drive-through. There will also be a staggered start at Timberline Lodge to reduce the size of the groups. That will cause the race to last longer. Masks will have to be worn at the start, exchange points and the finish party. Masks are also encouraged while teams are in their vans.