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Hagg Lake Triathlon
July 18 - 19, 2020
Gaston OR

Hagg Lake Triathlon
July 18 - 19, 2020
Gaston OR

Hagg Lake Triathlon
July 18 - 19, 2020
Gaston OR

About The Race

RACE AT THIS HISTORICAL EVENT AND STUNNING VENUE!

Hagg Lake Triathon – Rich in Beauty, Rich in Tradition!

Come race at the 38th Annual Hagg Lake Triathlon & Off-road Endurance Sports Festival, one of the oldest and most gorgeous Triathlon courses in the nation! Now offering an Off-Road Triathlon, Half Marathon Trail Run, 5K Trail Run & Camping!

Olympic & Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike & NEW OFF ROAD SPRINT TRIATHLON, DUATHLON & AQUABIKE, Half Marathon Trail Run and 5K TRAIL RUN! See more details here filmexxx.tube!

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 37th year and it continues to draw upwards of 700+ athletes. Its popularity is rooted in the rich tradition and the exceptional venue, which is one of the most scenic in the country. 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 & Off-road Endurance Sports Festival one of your summer stops and compete on the course that has seen many of the greats in the sport of triathlon.

PRE RACE ATHLETE INSTRUCTIONS HAGG LAKE 2019.docx

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Date & Time

07/18/2020 – 7/19/2020

8:00 am wave starts

Saturday Schedule:

  • 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 Schedule:

  • 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
    (Start Time – 9:00am)
  • Half Marathon Trail Run
    (Start Time – 9:00am)

Note: All athletes must be out of transition by 7:45am regardless of their race start time to assure all timing mats can be set.

CAMPING! Hagg Lake is offering us the opportunity to camp at the park. Our mission is to replicate the super fun atmosphere at WildFlower Triathlon in California where athletes camp, hang out, and share race stories at night!

BEAST MEDAL – Race on Saturday AND Sunday and earn the coveted WHY Racing BEAST MEDAL! Any combination of events count!

 

Location Details

Scoggins Valley Park, Home of Henry Hagg Lake
50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, Oregon 97119
Outside Forest Grove
Boat Ramp “C”

DIRECTIONS TO HAGG LAKE – Boat Ramp C
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.

Awards & Celebrations

Course Records

5K Trail Run:

2018 – Riley Kuluu – 22:21

2018 – Stephanie Spiak – 22:46

Trail Half Marathon:

2018 – Ben Christly – 1:51:24

2018 – Collette Leiter – 2:18:46

Trail Triathlon:

2018 – Blair Bronson – 1:34:41

2018 – Remy Maguire – 1:50:51

Trail Duathlon:

2017 – Eric Stolberg – 1:44:13

2018 – Mora Barrett – 2:01:37

Trail Aquabike:

2017 – Katrin Book – 2:07:10

Sprint Triathlon:

2016 – Blair Bronson – 1:02:41

2017 – Juliet Hochman – 1:10:07

Sprint Duathlon:

2017 – Josh Fry – 1:16:36

2016 – Laura Wiley – 1:27:06

Sprint Aquabike:

2018 – David Livengood – 55:38

2018 – Leslie Beard – 56:08

Olympic Triathlon:

2016 – Evan Pardi – 2:02:42

2014 – Annie Warhane – 2:16:08

Olympic Duathlon:

2011 – Jeff Hopper – 1:43:18

2016 – Cynthia Werhane – 1:50:31

Olympic Aquabike:

2018 – Benoit Ribessa – 1:22:25

2017 – Madeleine Pesch – 1:33:47

You’re a winner just for showing up to support this great community event. But to reward those speedy, kick-butt athletes, here’s what we’ve come up with.

Awards will be presented to the Top 3 Overall Male & Female champions and Overall Masters Male & Female champions for the Road & Off-Road Triathlon & Duathlon Distances, & the Half Marathon & 5K Trail Run (Overall Male & Female, and Masters Male & Female will be removed from the individual age division awards). Top Overall Male & Female AquaBike athlete will also be awarded. Awards will also be presented to the 1st thru 3rd place finishers in each individual age group and Clydesdale and Athena divisions. The 1st and 2nd place teams in each relay division will also receive awards.

DIVISIONS

Individuals: 15 and under, 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 220 lbs & over) and Athena’s (women 165 lbs & over).

Relay Teams: Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions.

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.

NOTE – Awards Ceremony will begin as soon as the majority of racers have completed the event. Sit around, have a drink, eat some food and share your racing stories while we wait for the results to be verified. Awards must be picked up. Unfortunately, they cannot be mailed.

Award Criteria:

  • If you choose to race in the Clydesdale (220+ pounds) or Athena (165+ pounds) categories, you are not eligible for Age Group awards due to USAT restrictions. You must choose one or the other.
  • Based on USAT age categories, if your birthday is prior to December 31st of that race season, you will race in the older age group even if you haven’t celebrated your birthday yet. Due to USAT sanctioning you will ‘age-up’.
  • Friends & Family – if you choose to race in this category, you will not be eligible for awards. This is a non-competitive category that allows friends and family to start in the same wave group together regardless of their ages.

Beneficiary

MULTIPLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND CLUBS

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 $3 million dollars! 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!

 

What to Bring

Watch the weather closely. The show goes on no matter what the weather is doing.

You must wear your chip timing piece during the entire event. You will be given a band that will hold your chip timing piece around your ankle throughout the entire event. Be sure to have your Chip Timing piece on before you start the race and be sure to step over the BLUE timing mats after each segment of the race. If you are wearing a wet-suit, make sure the timing piece goes under your wetsuit otherwise, you will have a very difficult time getting off your wet suit.

Swim: Wetsuits are optional for the swim but will provide buoyancy and warmth. However, many people opt for no wetsuit for a triathlon so no worries. We will provide you with a swim cap but you will want to bring your own goggles.

Bike: A biking helmet is mandatory. You will also receive 2 stickers in your package with your race number on them. The small sticker should go on the front of your helmet. The bigger sticker will wrap around your bike frame. Road or mountain bikes are acceptable for the Road Race. Only Mountain or Off-Road bikes will be appropriate for the Off-Road race. For safety reasons, be sure to have end-caps on the end of your handle-bars.

Run: You must finish the race with your bib number on the front of you. Some people choose to pin it on at the beginning of the race and have it on for the whole event so they don’t have to worry about it. Others pin it on a singlet that they put on once they finish the swim before they head out for the bike. Others use an elastic racing strap that they pin their bib number to and then quickly strap it on before they leave for the run. Use whatever option feels best for you.

Remember to bring a change of clothing so you can enjoy the post-event festivities. It’s a great beach day venue!

Special Instructions

IMPORTANT PRE-RACE INSTRUCTIONS

EVENT PARKING – There is a $7 parking fee for access to Hagg Lake. Due to the size of our event and the limited resources at Hagg Lake, it is required that we collect this fee in advance of the event. When you register, you can add to your payment or if you have already registered and need to purchase a parking pass for you or a spectator, you can purchase online here at http://why-racing-events-inc.myshopify.com/products/hagg-lake-parking-pass or at Packet Pickup locations. Purchasing online will definitely minimize the lines/delays. When you pick up your packet, we will provide you with a parking pass to be displayed on your vehicle dashboard. This will speed up the process and minimize lines upon entry to the park. We will pay the collected fees along with the remaining 60% of the assessed fee to Henry Hagg Lake Park. Hagg Lake participants should NOT purchase a parking pass when arriving at Henry Hagg Lake Park. Athletes should drive straight to Boat Ramp C with your parking pass. If you DO NOT pick up packet & parking pass, you will need to come to the Registration area onsite from 6:00-7:30am at Boat Ramp C and pay for your parking pass there. Athletes – please share this link with your spectators so they can also purchase a parking pass. Parking is limited – carpooling is highly recommended! There is absolutely NO PARKING on the road for the safety of all athletes.

NOTE: If you already have an annual Hagg Lake Parking Pass, you do not need to purchase this day-access parking pass. Just be sure your Annual Pass is clearly visible.

Please do not park in the Sain Creek parking area just prior to Boat Ramp C. Hagg Lake Park officials would like to keep this area open for other park guests.

CAMPING: Cost – $15 per tent for one night $25 per tent for two nights. Hagg Lake has provided athletes this one time opportunity to camp onsite on Friday & Saturday night adjacent to the transition area. Please be respectful, clean up after yourself, remove everything you bring in and assure lights are out at a decent time to assure we are provided this privilege every year. We will direct you to the mock camping area once you arrive onsite. Here are the camping rules that Hagg Lake has provided us and adhering to them will definitely impact our ability to camp here next year.

  • All garbage generated by campers must be packed out.
  • No open flame in the park except in park camp barbecues.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO use of the lake in any capacity between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. including wading, floating, swimming, canoeing or kayaking.
  • No amplified sound or bright lights between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Flashlights, lanterns, and the like are acceptable.
  • Portable restrooms will be available for campers.

You can purchase your camping pass when you register for the event. If you have already registered for your event, you can pay for camping at the following link – Click here to purchase parking pass.

Body Marking: You will need to get your body marked BEFORE you enter transition. Body marking is for safety, identification and competition.

Left Calf – Your event will go on your Left Calf.

  • “Tri” for Triathlon.
  • “D” for Duathlon.
  • “AQ” for AquaBike
  • “S” for Sprint and “O” for Olympic

Right Calf – Your age will go on your Right calf and an “R” if you are on a relay team.

Both Arms – Your Bib # will go on both arms

RELAY TEAMS: Teams are a great way to bond with friends, family & co-workers in a fun and active way! After having your body marked, please place your gear and bike at the designated RELAY area in transition. Each Relay member will receive a timing chip. The swimmer will wear the designated Swim cap for Relay Teams (not their age group), the Biker will place the Bike Stickers on their bike and helmet and Runner will wear the Running Bib. After body marking, please place your gear and bikes at the designated “Relay” area in the Transition. During competition, the swimmer will complete their swim and then will tag the cyclist in the relay zone who will then un-rack their bike and walk/run through transition to mount their bike. Once they return from their ride, they will rack their back and then tag the runner who can then take off for their running segment. Once your relay segment is complete, remove your timing strap and leave it in transition so you can freely walk around without it inadvertently affecting your team splits. We encourage all Relay Members to meet their runner at the finish line and run across together to collect your finishers’ medal as a team.

 

FAQ’s

Can I register on Race Day? Can my friend pick up my packet? Can I get a refund? Can I transfer my registration to another race or athlete?
All registration and packet pickup related questions can be found under the main navigation heading titled “Registration & Packet Pickup”. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please email us at registration@whyracingevents.com
What are the rules?

We currently adhere to the USAT Rules for Triathlon & Duathlon. Please click here to review complete list of USAT Rules. Important rules include no drafting, you must wear a helmet and music is ABSOLUTELY NOT allowed during the bike for obvious safety reasons.

Can I use a personal music device while cycling?
Absolutely no music devices are allowed during the bike segment for obvious safety risks and will result in immediate disqualification.
Can I use a personal music devise while running?

During any running segments, we prefer for athletes to NOT use music devices to maximize safety, assure a fair competitive environment and assure athletes can hear all course marshal instructions. With that said, we also understand that many athletes rely on music to help endure the challenge of running. To accommodate the needs of our athletes while still assuring maximum safety and a fair, competitive environment, here is the arrangement that we can accommodate.

  • If you chose to use a personal music device, you must always keep one ear open for instructions so only one ear-bud can be used at any time.
  • If you are using a personal music devise with two earbuds, you could be disqualified. Trust us, we don’t want to have to enforce a disqualification but in order to assure the safety of all athletes, this is a very important rule.
  • We also request that if you chose to use a personal music device that you keep the volume to a minimum to assure all instructions can be heard.
Do I need to wear a wetsuit?
No, you do not need to wear a wetsuit. Many will not wear a wetsuit while others will choose to wear a wetsuit because of the buoyancy and warmth factor.
Will there be on-site mechanical/bike support?
Yes, we will have a bike mechanic on-site to provide basic Bike Service/repairs.
Where can I find lost items?
Any equipment that is unmarked will be returned to the stage during the event. After the event, we will take to the Why Racing office and you can contact us to locate. Please come to the event with all personal belongings well marked with your name and/or race number.
What should I do if my shirt doesn't fit?
If the size of the shirt you ordered does not fit, we will be hosting a ‘Shirt Swap” after the event at the information booth. We cannot guarantee you will be able to swap, since it will depend on left over shirts, but we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Do I have to use a road or racing bike?
No. We welcome any type of bike as long as it is functioning properly with brakes and endcaps at the end of your handlebars. For the Off-Road event, you will want to use an off-road or mountain bike to be able to accomodate the trails.
Do I have to run?
No, you could walk, jog, wog, hop or prance your way to the finish line. As long as you get there under your own volition, that is acceptable!
Will there be water on the course?
Water Aid Stations will be approximately every 2 miles. You will have to carry your own hydration and fuel on your bike during the bike courses. Energy Drink and Gel will be available at the Aid stations.
Will there be bathrooms on the course?
We’ve ordered Porta-potties for the start/finish! We will have a couple porta potties located along the run course.
Where should I tell my friends and family to go to cheer me on?
The best approach for your family, friends and cheerleaders is to park at Hagg Lake Park. They can see you start and finish. They can take a short walk up the Access road and see you bike out, bike past you, bike in, run out and finish! Tons of action for them! Or they can just hang in the expo area after you start and then they can sit and enjoy the music and watch you swim/run in, bike out, bike in, and then head to the finish line to watch you finish. Be sure to tell them to make signs for you, bring cowbells, and bring you flowers for the finish. Especially if this is your first race, you’ve got to celebrate! It’s a big accomplishment!

We DO NOT want them driving on the Bike course to maximize safety for all cyclists.

Travel & Accommodations

Travel & Accommodations

Portland has so much to offer so come for the entire weekend and make it a fun and memorable RACE-cation! Although a weekend is not nearly enough to see all the beauty in this area so feel free to extend your stay or be sure to come back for one of our other local races. You can check off one bucket list item each time you visit – there really is that much to see!

Out of Town Guests: Fly into Portland (PDX) – The event location, Hagg Lake, is about 45 minutes from Airport.

Hagg Lagg is in close proximity to the quaint town of Forest Grove. You can review all logding and dining options at the following link http://forestgrove-or.gov/
Larkspur Landing Hotel: (503) 681-2121
Forest Grove Travel Lodge Suites: (503) 357-9000
Best Western Rama Inn (Forest Grove): (503) 992-8888
Grand Lodge by McMenamins (Forest Grove): (503) 992-9533

CAMPING: Cost – $15 per tent for one night $25 per tent for two nights. Hagg Lake has provided athletes this one time opportunity to camp onsite on Friday & Saturday night adjacent to the transition area. Our mission is to replicate the super fun atmosphere at WildFlower Triathlon in California where athletes camp, hang out, and share race stories at night.

Please be respectful, clean up after yourself, remove everything you bring in and assure lights are out at a decent time to assure we are provided this privilege every year. We will direct you to the mock camping area once you arrive onsite. Here are the camping rules that Hagg Lake has provided us and adhering to them will definitely impact our ability to camp here next year.

  • All garbage generated by campers must be packed out.
  • No open flame in the park except in park camp barbecues.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO use of the lake in any capacity between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. including wading, floating, swimming, canoeing or kayaking.
  • No amplified sound or bright lights between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Flashlights, lanterns, and the like are acceptable.
  • Portable restrooms will be available for campers.

You can purchase your camping pass when you register for the event. If you have already registered for your event, you can pay for camping at the following link – Purchase your Camping Pass here.

Training & Preparation
Ok, Step #1. Register! That puts purpose to your training and forces you to commit – an important part of getting to the finish line!
Sponsors & Exhibitors
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.
Volunteers
This event requires a ton of volunteers so if you can recruit friends, family, companies, churches, or sports teams to help that would be extremely helpful. They will get front row seats to all the action!

Event Partners

We’re honored to partner with these great companies to provide you the absolute best race experience. We couldn’t do it without them so please show them the LOVE and support them as a thank you for all they do for our community.

CONNECT

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CONTACT

WHY Racing Events Inc.
1108 NE 146th Street, Suite J
Vancouver, WA 98685

Phone: (360) 314-4682
Email: info@whyracingevents.com