Race Preview: 2017 Hagg Lake Triathlon & Weekend Multi-Sport Festival by WHY Racing Events

Hosted by WHY Racing Events, the Hagg Lake Triathlon course is famous for its race history, scenic beauty, and challenge. Entering its 35th year, it is one of the nation’s oldest and longest running triathlon events, drawing upwards of 600 athletes. The event is USAT sanctioned and has all the amenities an athlete would expect in a world class triathlon event.

Despite the class and challenge of this event it is also accessible for those new to the sport and those looking for fun competition with friends and family. Held the weekend of July 8th and 9th, with options for camping, this is an ideal summer event. And, hard core athletes who race on both Saturday & Sunday will earn the coveted WHY Racing Beast Medal.


What:2017 Hagg Lake Triathlon & Weekend Multi-Sport Festival
When:  July 8-9, 2017
Where:  Henry Hagg Lake State Park – Boat Ramp “C”, 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, Oregon 97119

Entry Fees:

  • Individual event is $105 (Race day $115)
  • 2-person relay is $65pp (Race day $70pp),
  • 3-person relay is $60pp (Race day $65)

In addition, there is a $6 parking fee for access to Hagg Lake.

Register Here:

Included: Commemorative tech shirt, finisher medal, awards and prizes, post race refreshments including Deschutes Brewery Beer, Franz Bakery baked goods, post-race party.

Olympic Triathlon:  The swim is two counter-clockwise laps, 1500 meter triangular with water temperatures in the mid 70’s. The bike course is challenging with rolling hills. Cyclists will complete two counter-clockwise loops around the lake. Both loops will include a two mile out and back section on Scoggins Valley Road. The 10K mile run is also scenic and challenging, with an out and back course clockwise along the lake side road.

Olympic Duathlon: Duathlon participants will begin with a 5k run. The 40K bike portion consists of two counter-clockwise loops around the lake. Each loop will include the two mile out and back section that the triathletes will also cover. The final 5K run will take place on the same course as the first leg of the duathlon.

Sprint Triathlon: The Sprint course is basically a shortened version of the Olympic distance, which will include a 1/2-mile swim, one complete loop (including one out-and-back on Scoggins Valley Road) on the bike, and a 5k run.

Sprint & Olympic AquaBike: The AquaBike will take place on the same Swim and Bike Courses as above.

Race Day Schedule

Saturday July 8th:

  • Olympic Triathlon: 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run (Start Time – 8:00am in waves)
  • Olympic Duathlon: 5k Run, 40K Bike, 10K Run (Start Time – 8:00am mass start)
  • Olympic AquaBike: 1.5K Swim, 40k Bike (Start Time – 8:00am in waves)
  • Sprint Triathlon: ½ mile Swim, 12.5 mile Bike, 5K Run (Start Time – 8:25am in waves)
  • Sprint Duathlon: 5k Run, 12.5 mile Bike, 5k Run (Start Time – 8:25am mass start)
  • Sprint AquaBike: 1/2 mile Swim, 12.5 mile Bike (Start Time – 8:25am in waves)

Sunday July 9th:

  • OFF-ROAD Sprint Triathlon: 500m Swim, 14 mile Bike, 5K Run (Start Time – 8:00am in waves)
  • OFF-ROAD Sprint Duathlon: 14 mile Bike, 5k Run (Start Time – 8:10am Time Trial)
  • OFF-ROAD Sprint AquaBike: 500m Swim, 14 mile Bike (Start Time – in AquaBike Wave)


Camping is also available for the event near the transition area. Cost is $15 per tent for one night and $25 per tent for two nights. Reserve your spot when you register.

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