The 12-member team takes on the iconic annual overnight, 198-mile running relay stretching from Mount Hood to Seaside, Oregon.
August 28, 2015. 5:30am – The text arrives. Meet me at the white van in the parking lot. It’s big. You can’t miss it. By 7:30am the van in question is parked at Timberline Lodge, 6,000 feet above sea level on the south slope of Mount Hood alongside approximately 500 other vehicles, including SUVs, mini vans and around 100 other large white vans. Upon its arrival, the façade of the aforementioned van is generic. Twelve cans of chalk paint later, it boasts an assertive character and signature tag: Dimension Six, the name Phil Knight originally proposed for the company that became Nike, inspired by the winged goddess of victory. Incidentally, there is also a single wing painted on one side of the van. The goddess’ other wing can be supposed to adorn the team’s supplementary vehicle, which will carry the remaining Dimension Six members due to run the 33rd annual Hood to Coast relay.
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