Sole Survivors was formed in 1994, three years after the inaugural Portland to Coast Relay Race by a group of friends who had the misconception that spending 27 hours straight walking was going to be fun. None of those original members are still on the team today, but we still have 12 people crazy enough to walk this each year. Since 1994 there has been a team Sole Survivors walking to Seaside each year. In 2004 we actually had 2 teams participate as we celebrated our 10th year. Next year we will celebrate our 20th year as a racewalking team.

Our current team is a nice blend of veteran walkers and new blood. Several have been on the team for more than 12 years though they may not have walked in consecutive years. Others joined the team in the past year or two.

Each summer you can find us gathering on Saturday mornings to train for the big event. We try to take this thing seriously, but we don't really. We love participating because we have fun together, cheering each other on, talking trash to teams we are trying to beat to the finishline and living on no sleep. Yes we are all a card or two short of a full deck, but hey what do we care.

Over the past several years, we have managed to place in the top 6 in our division. We usually are in the Mixed division, but one year we slipped into the Men's division. This year we hope to place higher than we ever have (that means placing third or better.)

Saturday's after the walk is over you can usually find us and a gazillion other racers at Camp 18 doing the Carb & Protien loading routine. Later on you will find us relaxing on the beach waiting to collect our medals. Then Sunday you will see us limping around paying the price of trying hard and not really training hard.

Each summer you can find us gathering on Saturday mornings to train for the big event. We try to take this thing seriously, but we don't really. We love participating because we have fun together, cheering each other on, talking trash to teams we are trying to beat to the finishline and living on no sleep. Yes we are all a card or two short of a full deck, but hey what do we care.