Race Preview: 2022 Hagg Lake Triathlon & Trail Festival

Nestled amongst rolling, picturesque hills in Gaston, Oregon, the 2022 Hagg Lake Triathlon and Trail Festival 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 40 years.

This year, Hagg Lake camping at the park is back!! Racing, camping, and warm Oregon summer evenings – what could be better? This is a one time opportunity to camp onsite Friday and Saturday night!

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.

The Triathlon, Duathlon, and AquaBike events will occur on Saturday July 16th with festivities starting at 8:00AM

Sunday July 17th, the OFF-ROAD Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, and AquaBike will occur, along with a 5k Trail Run and a Half Marathon Trail Run. Again, the day’s fun starts at 8:00AM.

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


What: 2022 Hagg Lake Triathlon & Trail Festival

When: Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th, 2022. Waves begin at 8:00AM

Where: Henry Hagg Lake State Park (50250 SW Scoggins Valley Rd., Gaston, OR)

Cost: $27.50 to $115 depending on event. Check our pricing on the registration page.

Register: Here 

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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