Faithful+Gould Conquers the Hood to Coast Relay

Becki Iverson
In August, Faithful+Gould colleagues took part in one of the premiere running relay races in the world, Hood to Coast (HTC).

The Faithful+Gould team, named the Fast & Glorious 12, finished the HTC relay in 33 hours and 55 minutes, while raising money for a good cause. Our team was led by Faithful+Gould Lead Cost Manager Dusty Johnson, who has participated in the event for the past 14 years.

“This experience is incredibly valuable for building core relationships,” Dusty shared. “It allows staff at all levels to get out of the office and see a different side of their colleagues, including upper management. It gives us the opportunity to engage with one another as teammates and to take turns as leaders. In addition, we get to support a great cause and bolster our community – what could be better?”

"This experience is incredibly valuable for building core relationships"

Dusty Johnson, Faithful+Gould Lead Cost Manager

The course starts at Timberline Lodge at an elevation of 6,000 feet, approximately halfway up Oregon’s tallest mountain, Mount Hood, and runs 199 miles to the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Each member of a 12-person team runs three legs ranging in distance from 3.48 to 7.72 miles.

The Faithful+Gould team was composed of colleagues from our manufacturing client sites in Portland, Oregon, and several members of our senior management, including Manufacturing Sector Lead Jonathan Marshall, Senior Director of Operations Paul Lakin and Program Director Scott Daly.

Through our participation, Faithful+Gould supported the HTC’ theme of #FINISHCANCER by raising money for the event’s chosen charity, Providence Cancer Center (PCC). PCC provides high quality care, diagnosis and research for cancer issues. Collectively, HTC teams raised more than $600,000 for PCC. Our team surpassed its initial goal of $1,500 and ended up raising $3,500 in just two weeks.

Collectively, HTC teams raised more than $600,000 for PCC.

Faithful+Gould Senior Vice President Paul Lakin shared, “It is a great event all round, with the benefit of being able to work together as a team and bond as colleagues, while giving back to the community. Our enjoyment of the race itself was compounded by the chance to raise funds for such a worthy cause.”

In the wake of our 70th anniversary 70 4 seventy campaign, this is a great event that highlights our colleagues coming together and giving back as a team. This is an excellent example of our community spirit in action and we look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come.

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