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Course Details

Hagg Lake Triathlon

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).

Off-Road Sprint Triathlon / Duathlon / Aquabike

If you love adventure, a fun challenge, trail running, triathlons, and riding your mountain bike, you won’t want to miss this new event at Hagg Lake Multi-Sport weekend festival.

The scenery is epic and the course is challenging! You’ll definitely earn your Deschutes Brewery Beer!’

  • 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)

500-Meter Swim

The 500 Meter Swim is a Counter-Clockwise Loop. Nice and flat! 🙂

Off-Road Cycle

The 14 mile Off-Road Cycle is a fun and challenging clock-wise loop around Hagg Lake. You will be required to manage steep climbs, descents, tree roots, branches, dirt, mud and rocks. It is ok to get off your bike and walk or carry it through challenging areas that may be above your current fitness or experience level. There will be some points where you will come off the trail and onto the road for a section. Be sure to watch for vehicles so you can safely enter the road and ride defensively. At each road section, there will be markings to indicate you are on course and markings to get you back onto the trail. It is important to know that the first few miles of the course are the most challenging and technical so once you get through that area, it will become less technical. 

Off-Road 5K

The 5k Trail Run is an Out and Back route leaving Transition in a clock-wise direction around the lake. It is technical with climbs, descents and obstacles to manage such as tree roots, branches, rocks, dirt and mud. Feel free to walk throughout the entire course or any technical areas. It is a narrow trail and you will be required to maneuver around other runners so be sure to safely pass and stay to the right. 

Off-Road Half-Marathon

NOTE: Our OffRoad Triathlon is sanctioned by USAT so all USAT Rules and Guidelines apply. The most signifcant diffferences for an Off-Road Triathlon compared to a Road Triathlon are as follows:

Legal Bikes: Only mountain bikes are legal for competition. Cyclo-cross bikes are not allowed. No drop handlebars are allowed. No aero bars are allowed. All bikes must have 26”, 27.5” or 29” wheels. Bar extensions or grips off the handlebars may not exceed five inches (5”). Any/all bar ends must be capped. Be sure you have the correct tires to manage challenging terrain including steep climbs and descents, branches, roots, rocks, dirt and mud.

Passing: Lapped riders must yield to overtaking riders. Riders should voice the command “On your left,” when overtaking another. It is the responsibility of faster rider to overtake safely. Slower riders must yield to the passing rider on the first command. In the event two riders are racing for position, the leading rider does not have to yield position to the challenging rider. However, a rider may not bodily interfere with or impede another rider’s progress.

Course: An Off-Road Triathlon often has many trail junctions. You are resonsible for understanding the course and how it will be marked and paying attention at all intersections to assure you stay on course. It is suggested that you slow down at all upcoming intersections to minimize any wrong turns and assure you stay on course with the least amount of back-tracking. Along the Hagg Lake course, you will always have the Lake on your Right and the Road on your left so although you may get off course, you won’t get too lost for too long. If you haven’t seen a course marking in about a 1/2 mile, turn around to find your last course marking.

Drafting: Drafting is allowed.

Off-Road Half Marathon + Trail Run: The 14 mile Off-Road Half Marathon is a fun and challenging clock-wise loop around Hagg Lake. You will be required to manage steep climbs, descents, tree roots, branches, dirt, mud and rocks. You may want to walk through challenging areas that may be above your current fitness or experience level. There will be some points where you will come off the trail and onto the road for a section. Be sure to watch for vehicles so you can safely enter the road and run/walk defensively. At each road section, there will be markings to indicate you are on course and markings to get you back onto the trail. It is important to know that the first few miles of the course are the most challenging and technical so once you get through that area, it will become less technical.

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.

Partners

Sponsors

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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