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Race Preview: 2018 Hagg Lake Triathlon & Endurance Sports Festival (Gaston, OR)


Why Racing will host their 36th Annual Hagg Lake Triathlon & Endurance Sports Festival on Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th. This fun weekend sports festival is being held on one of the oldest and most beautiful Triathlon courses in the nation, and this year offers an Off-Road Triathlon, Half Marathon, Trail Run, 5K Trail Run & Camping.

The sport of triathlon had its beginnings with an event held in Mission Bay, San Diego, CA on September 25, 1974. There were 46 athletes that day. Seven years later the Hagg Lake Triathlon became one of six stops on the Bud Light Triathlon Series Tour drawing about 500 athletes. Today, as one of the nation’s oldest and longest running triathlon events, Hagg Lake enters its 36th year and continues to draw upwards of 700 athletes. Its popularity is rooted in its rich tradition and exceptional venue, which is one of the most scenic in the country.  The Hagg Lake course offers a true test of this sport with its rolling hills on both the bike and run portions of the event. Make the Hagg Lake Triathlon & Endurance Sports Festival one of your summer stops and compete on a course that has seen many of the greats in the sport of triathlon.

2018 Hagg Lake Triathlon & Endurance Sports Festival Details:

When:  Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th

Where:  Henry Hagg Lake State Park, 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119
Boat Ramp “C”

Register: Here

Schedule for Saturday:

Half Marathon+ Trail Run (Start Time – 7:30am)
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)

Schedule for Sunday:

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 – 8:00am Time Trial)
OFF-ROAD Sprint AquaBike: 500m Swim, 14 mile Bike (Start Time – in AquaBike Wave)
5K Trail Run – 9am Start

*Hagg Lake is offering athletes the opportunity to camp at the park. Why Racing’s mission is to replicate the fun atmosphere at WildFlower Triathlon in California where athletes camp, hang out, and share race stories by the camp fire.

*Race on Saturday and Sunday to earn the WHY Racing BEAST MEDAL. Any combination of events count.

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About Shelly Pincock (57 Articles)
Shelly was born and raised in the PNW. A former swimmer, Shelly started running in 2003 when she moved to Portland Oregon. She has run several 5k’s, 10k’s and a few half marathons, but loves triathlons most. Other hobbies include hiking, rock climbing and Pilates. She loves spending time with her family, travel, fitness, health and nutrition and has her degree in nursing. She works as a fitness trainer, wedding and newborn photographer.

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