Shindaiwa sponsors team to compete in largest relay race
The annual Hood to Coast is the largest relay race in North America. A total of 1000 teams recently competed in the 21st running of the Hood to Coast with all pledges benefiting the American Cancer Society. For the second year in a row, outdoor power equipment manufacturer Shindaiwa Inc. sponsored a team to participate in this worthy charity event.
The twelve member “Team Shindaiwa” was comprised of employees and distributors from as far away as Virginia, Louisiana and British Columbia. The relay race started at the historic Timberline Lodge, located on Oregon’s highest peak—the 11,235-foot Mt. Hood—and traversed down to sea level concluding 195 miles later at Seaside, a resort town on the Oregon coast. David Locke, technical service representative at Shindaiwa Inc. and captain of Team Shindaiwa, sincerely thanked the company for its continued sponsorship. Locke said, “The Hood to Coast relay race was truly an experience of a lifetime, and a great opportunity to help the American Cancer Society.” Team Shindaiwa finished 323rd with a time of approximately 26 hours from start to finish, quite an improvement over last year’s 482nd place finish and time of 28 hours.