Race Preview: 34th Annual Hagg Lake Triathlon & Weekend Sports Festival

Nestled amongst rolling, picturesque hills in Gaston, Oregon, the Hagg Lake Triathlon draws athletes from all over the region.  With both Olympic and Sprint distance courses available, as well as Duathlon and AquaBike races, seasoned athletes and novices alike can find a home at this event. The Hagg Lake course is known for its beauty and tradition.  The Hagg Lake Triathlon is one of the oldest and longest-running triathlon events in the country!  The beautiful scenery, the rolling hills and the rich history of the area has been drawing athletes from all over the country for 33 years. This year, as an added bonus, Hagg Lake is offering camping at the park!  Racing, camping, and warm Oregon summer evenings - what could be better? 

Course Descriptions/Details:

The Hagg Lake Olympic Triathlon involves swimming 2 counter clockwise laps (in mid-70-degree temperature water) totaling 1500 meters, cycling two counter clockwise laps of the lake (with rolling hills to keep it interesting) totaling 40K and running a 10K out-and-back course to make sure you break a sweat.  The Olympic Duathlon will complete the same 2 loops (totaling 40K) on the bike, sandwiched between a 5K out-and-back run and the same 10K course as the triathletes.  Similarly, the Olympic AquaBike course consists of the same swim and bike course as the Olympic Tri.

The Sprint Triathlon course provides an invigorating, single loop, 1.2 mile swim, a single 20K loop on the bike (including an out-and-back on Scoggins Valley Rd) and a 5K out-and-back run.  The Sprint Duathlon racers will run twin 5Ks, separated by the same 20K bike loop as the Sprint Triathletes.  The AquaBike course is the same swim and bike course as the Sprint Tri.

There will be aid stations offering water and electrolytes approximately every mile along the running course.  There will also be port-a-potties available.

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Location: Henry Hagg Lake State Park

50250 SW Scoggins Valley Rd.

Gaston, OR

Time: Olympic distance races – 8:00am waves start

Sprint distance races – 8:30am waves start

Cost: BEFORE 7/7/16 – $105/person, $65/each for 2 person relay, $60/each for 3 person relay

(add $5 to each price above for registration at packet pick up or day of race)

NO refunds (event transfer available)

Registration: http://whyracingevents.com/event/875/#registration

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