Hagg Lake Tri/Du

Event Details 07/11/2015 8:00 am waves start

About The Race

Highlights from 2014 Hagg Lake Tri/Du

Hagg Lake Triathon – Rich in Beauty, Rich in Tradition!
And open to all levels of ability!
Olympic Triathlon, Olympic Duathlon, Sprint Tri & Tri-iT Novice Tri

The modern sport of triathlon had its modest beginnings with an event held in Mission Bay in San Diego, CA on September 25, 1974. There were 46 athletes that day. Seven years later Hagg Lake Triathlon became one of six stops on the Bud Light Triathlon Series Tour drawing about 500 athletes, with Dave Scott coming out on top. Today, as one of the nation’s oldest and longest running triathlon events, Hagg Lake enters its 33rd year and it continues to draw upwards of 600+ athletes. Its popularity is rooted in this rich tradition and the exceptional venue, which is one of the most scenic in the country. And, the Hagg Lake course offers a true test of this terrific sport with its rolling hills on both the bike and run leg portions of the event. Make the Hagg Lake Triathlon one of your summer stops and compete on the course that has seen many of the greats in the sport of triathlon.



8:00 am waves start


Henry Hagg Lake State Park
Gaaston, Oregon
Outside Forest Grove


From Portland take Hwy 26 (Sunset Hwy) west to the Glencoe Road/North Plains turnoff (exit #57–about 17 miles). Turn left onto NW Glencoe Road and travel 1.35 miles and turn right onto Zion Church Road. Continue south for approximately 3.65 miles through a flashing yellow light (NW Susbauer Rd) to the first of two traffic circles. At the first circle, travel counterclockwise to the first exit out of the circle towards Forest Grove on Verboort Rd. Travel another 0.45 miles to traffic circle #2. Continue counterclockwise 3/4 around the circle to Martin Rd. Travel another 1.9 miles turning left onto Quince St (Hwy 47). Continue straight ahead 0.4 miles crossing Rt 8 (TV Hwy) and remain on Route 47 towards Yamhill and McMinnville for another 5.2 miles. You will travel through Dilly before turning right at the flashing yellow light onto Scoggins Valley Road (brown sign on left side of Hwy 47: Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake). Travel 3.0 miles to the park entrance. Turn left onto SW West Shore Drive, crossing the Dam and then clockwise four miles to Boat ramp C. 

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Olympic Triathlon
Olympic Duathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Tri-iT Novice Tri

Awards & Celebrations

Will be presented to the Overall Male & Female champions and Overall Masters Male & Female champions (Overall Male & Female, and Masters Male & Female will be removed from the individual age division awards). Awards will also be presented to the 1st thru 3rd place finishers in each individual age division, as well as the Open & Masters Clydesdale and Athena divisions. The 1st and 2nd place teams in each relay division will also receive awards.

Individuals: 12 years & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over. Clydesdale’s (men 198 lbs & over) and Athena’s (women 150 lbs & over) in Open (39 & under) and Masters (40 & over) divisions.

Triathlon Relay Teams (combined 3 ages) 105 & under and 106 & over in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions. No mountain bike divisions in Triathlon.

Friends and Family Division
A non-competitive division created for the sole purpose of allowing participants of different ages and genders to swim in the same wave. For example, this allows fathers/daughters, mothers/sons, husband /wives, boyfriends/girlfriends, siblings, etc. to enjoy the triathlon together and to help one another through the swim leg of the event. When participants fail to swim in their correct wave, as determined by age & gender in most all triathlons, their split times and finish time are compromised. So, if you choose to participate out of your wave choose this division to uphold the integrity of your results and the overall results of the event.

Duathlon Relay Teams
(combined 2 ages): 0-70, 71-90 & 91+ in men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions (no mountain bike divisions for teams).

Awards Ceremony will commence at the conclusion of the event and winners must pick up their awards. Awards will not be mailed.


Why Racing Events is proud to support High School sports programs and other non-profit organizations through this event and all the races and fundraisers on the Why Racing Events calendar each year. Some of the High School sports programs rely solely on the donations made via these events.

Contributions over the years from these NW races and fundraisers have exceeded $850,000. We are very thankful to the athletes, sponsors, vendors, partners and volunteers who contribute to the success of our events, allowing us to offer this support!


Need a Wetsuit? Sign up today and reserve yours with our sponsors at Athletes Lounge.

While wetsuits are not mandatory, they are recommended. A wetsuit will keep you comfortable in the water via increased buoyancy and warmth. Quantities are limited, so CLICK HERE to reserve yours in advance or call them directly at 503-477-5906 – 2671 NW Vaughn St, Portland OR 97210.

There will be on-site bike tech provided by Athletes Lounge.

Any equipment that is unmarked will be returned to the lost and found officials for participants to claim. Please come to the event with all personal belongings marked with your name and/or race number.

Ambulance Service will also be on-site for any medical needs.

Course Details

Olympic Triathlon
The Hagg Lake course is famous for its race history, scenic beauty, and challenge. The swim is a 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.

Tri-iT Novice Triathlon
The Tri-iT Novice Tri is a sprint distance but with a shorter swim (1/4-mile instead of 1/2-mile). The swim is shortened because for many first time triathletes the swim is the most intimidating section of the race. The Tri-iT also benefits "newbies" because all of the athletes are beginners and at similar levels of abilities, so the environment is somewhat calmer than for other races with athletes of all ability levels.

Aid Stations
Water and electrolyte will be provided at approximately each mile on the run (which will provide two water stops for the 5k distance and five water stops for the 10k distance). 


Race Starts (see wave chart below)
Waves will start promptly at 8:00am for the Olympic Distance Triathletes. Duathletes will start at 8:00am with a mass start. All athletes must have their transition set up and arrive at the Swim Start for a Pre-Race briefing by 7:45am, regardless of start time. Athletes arriving at the park after 7:30am will not have time to setup and be at the swim start by 7:45am and may not be allowed to participate due to safety issues.

Wave Chart

Olympic Tri:

Wave #1 (8:00am) – Bib #s 1-20 (Must be requested ahead of time at Registration Table. Recommended to be seeded in the top 20)

Wave #2 (8:01am) – Males 39 & Under

Wave #3 (8:05am) – Males 40 & Over, Clydesdales, Relay Teams, Friends & Family

Wave #4 (8:10am) – All Females, including Athenas

Sprint Tri:
Wave #5 (8:25am) – Males 39 & Under
Wave #6 (8:30am) – Males 40 & Over, Clydesdales, Relay Teams, Friends & Family
Wave #7 (8:35am) – All Females, including Athenas
Wave #8 (8:40am) – Tri-iT/Novice Wave (All Males & Females)

Race Results / Timing:
Timing of the event will be done using the ChampionChip™ Timing System. Participants must wear a Timing Chip on their ankle in order to receive splits and final results. If you own your own Chip, please provide your seven-digit Chip code at the time you register. Results will be posted on www.aasportsltd.com
Archived Results for Hagg Lake Tri can be found HERE


Cost, Registration & Packet Pickup


Individual$90 before 2/28
Individual$95 3/1-5/15
Individual$105 5/16-7/10
Individual$110 PPU & DOR
Team (per person)$50 before 2/28
Team (per person)$55 3/1-5/15
Team (per person)$60 5/16-7/10
Team (per person)$55 (PPU & DOR

NOTE: Tech shirts will be guaranteed only to those that have pre-registered by June 26. Quantities and sizes will be limited after 6/26.

For online registration, see below.

Mail-in registrations must be received ten (10) days prior to race. Print form found HERE, complete form, make payment payable and send to:
Why Racing Events, Inc.
Hagg Lake Tri
1011 Broadway St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Mail-in entry must be postmarked by 

Confirmation list acan be seen HERE.

Cost Includes

Race fee includes commemorative tech shirt, beautiful Finisher Medal, ChampionChip™ Timing, awards and prizes, post race refreshments including Deschutes Brewery Beer, Franz Bakery baked goods, music for the post-race party, plus great competition and lots of fun.

Registration Details

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Call 360.574.7292 for more information

Packet Pickup Details

Pre-Race Packet Pickup and Registration will be held Friday, July 10th from 11am - 6pm at Fleet Feet Pdx, 2258 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR.

Day of Race Packet Pckup and Registraton will take place at Henry Hagg Lake from 6am -7:30 am.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Our Partners


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A huge thank you to PowerBar for supplying energy bars and gels to keep us going strong to the finish line!

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Corwin 2015 Logo

A huge thank you to Corwin for keeping us hydrated and supplying all of our hydration needs for the Girlfriend's Half Marathon.

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RaceCenter NW is THE source for running, walking, biking, swimming, adventure, cause and races of any other kind in the beautiful NW. The annual event guide is the ultimate race resource, and the every-other-month publications give NW races all the information they need to be
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Thanks to AA Sports for their timing for all of the 2015 Why Racing Events races. AA Sports brings decades of knowledge to timing and event logistics.
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Athletes Lounge, located in Portland, OR, is The NW triathlon store. They have created a Triathlon and Bicycle retail environment where customers feel comfortable, not intimidated. Everyone is welcome, from beginner to pro they treat everyone with respect. With 50+ years of combined experience, they know what they're talking about. Athletes Lounge provides onsite Bike Tech at most Why Racing Events races.
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Franz Bakery has been providing wholesome, fresh rolls, breads and short cakes for our events for years. They are a fourth-generation, Portland baking company providing local communities with fresh and delicious breads, rolls, bagels, cookies and pastries, all made with the highest quality ingredients! We're thankful to have their rolls and shortcakes at our events!
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Deschutes Brewery is the Official Craft Beer Sponsor at most Why Racing Events multisport races. They provide varieties of their adventurous, award-winner lineup of hand-crafted beers for the athletes after the races and generously donate product for prizes.
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Partnership Opportunities

Our athletes – triathletes, duathletes, runners, walkers, cyclists – are active, educated, middle to high income earners who are committed to their fitness while also supporting our community. They are loyal to brands that support their mission towards a healthy body, mind, spirit and world.

These athletes are strong consumers of:

  • Health & Wellness services such as Massage, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Natural Medicine, Acupuncture, Personal Training and Coaching. They break it down and need you to build it back up again and keep them healthy, fit and strong.
  • Bicycles – A Triathlete will often spend more money on their bike and accessories than they do on vital services!
  • Running Shoes – Every runner/triathlete recognizes the importance of a good pair of shoes and once they connect and have success with your brand, they become die-hard, loyal customers and brand ambassadors by default.
  • Active Gear & Clothing – Runners & Triathletes will spend a lot of money on tights, compression socks, waterproof clothing, running vests, water-proof jackets, hats, and gloves that make them more comfortable and able to endure the elements better. They also love shirts with fun, witty captions!
  • Technical Gadgets – Runners & Triathletes are often technological geeks and love GPS systems and downloadable products that allow them to track and analyze their performances
  • Energy Drinks, Bars & Jells – Competitive athletes require healthy, quick energy products and when they find the product that works for them, they rarely waiver and again become brand ambassadors and advocates.
  • Fast, cool cars – Runners & Triathletes have a need for speed and it’s not limited to their bikes. They love cool, fast, sporty vehicles that allow them to get outdoors!
  • Beer & Wine – Yes, serious athletes do enjoy drinking! Isn’t that why they train so hard?!
  • Restaurants – They train hard & eat big to refuel. They are often foodies always looking for the next go-to restaurant.
  • Financial Services – They are an educated, wealthy group and are smart enough to know they need to develop a plan for their financial future

Why Racing Events Inc., is the largest producers of Multi-Sport Events in the Northwest. We can provide you with the opportunity to gain brand recognition and loyalty of thousands of triathletes, runners, cyclists and walkers. We value businesses that provide high-quality products and relevant services which allow our athletes to thrive and to achieve their goals. We look for partnerships with companies which are creative and which help enhance our events and our athletes’ experiences.

We take our partnerships very seriously and recognize that both parties must benefit to assure a win:win arrangement. We offer a diverse range of sponsorship packages tailored to align seamlessly with your company’s marketing goals and provide a dynamic environment for delivering your corporate message and introducing your relevant products or services to this desirable target audience.

  • Title, Presenting, Gold, Silver, Bronze & Copper Penny options – We can tailor a sponsorship package to work with your budget!
  • Vendor Opportunities – Get face to face with our athletes and their family & friends and showcase your products and/or services
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
    • Logo and link placement on Website, Event Pages and Social media
    • Recognition in email and direct athlete correspondence
    • Logo and link placement on Website, Event Pages and Social media platforms
    • Logo on event promotional fliers and posters
    • Logo on event products – ie t-shirts, goody bags, water bottles
    • Coupon/Promotional material in goody bags or online virtual goody bags
    • Company banners posted at events
    • Sponsor recognition during race announcements

For information on vendor opportunities at specific events and sponsorship opportunities for Why Racing Events Inc. please contact us at sponsorships@whyracingevents.com or complete the information below.

We’re always happy to discuss the possibilities of creating a win/win partnership with you!

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If you would like to volunteer, please email volunteers@whyracingevents.com. You’ll play a part in this fun event. It’s a great opportunity for families to get involved, or if you’re an aspiring multisport athlete, being a volunteer is a great way to find out what it’s all about.

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Results & Photos

Olympic Tri
Olympic Du
Sprint Tri
Novice Tri

Olympic Tri
Olympic Du
Sprint Tri
Novice Tri

  • Date: 07/11/2015

  • Time: 8:00 am waves start

  • Henry Hagg Lake State Park
    Gaaston, Oregon
    Outside Forest Grove