Thousands of runners finish the Hood to Coast Relay

 

Thousands of Hood to Coast Relay runners made it over the finish line in Seaside Saturday.

The race began at Timberline Lodge Friday, and ended 198 miles away on the Oregon Coast.

The first team finished in 17 hours, 58 minutes.

Comedian Kevin Hart was one of the participants this weekend.

He said the way people in Portland offered to help runners with things like water, or just cheering them on was amazing.

Nearly 12,000 runners participated in this year’s event.

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