Saturday, July 11 2015

Entertainment & Post Race Activities


Archived results for Hagg Lake Tri/Du can be found HERE

About the Event

Hagg Lake Triathon – Rich in Beauty, Rich in Tradition!
And open to all levels of ability!

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.


Pre-registrations must be postmarked ten (10) days prior to race day. High school students or participants 18 years & younger may deduct $10 from the entry fee (if you sign up on-line please request the $10 refund when picking up your packet pickup). 

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.



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.

MAIL-IN ENTRIES: Must be postmarked ten (10) days prior to race day, payable and sent to: Hagg Lake Triathlon, Why Racing Events, 1011 Broadway, Vancouver, W 98660.

CONFIRMATIONS: Confirmations will be posted on the website. Confirmation emails will be sent to all registered participants by Wed, July 8th and will include participant’s bib number. Please know your bib number or have available on your phone for a quick, smooth packet pickup.

All Events – CLICK HERE





FleetFeetPdxPRE-EVENT PACKET PICKUP will be held Friday, July 10 from 11am to 3pm at Fleet Feet Pdx (formerly Fit Right NW), 2258 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR, (503) 525-2122.

DAY OF RACE PACKET PICKUP will take place at the race site from 7:00 am until 8:30 am at Henry Hagg Lake State park. Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake is located 25 miles southwest of the City of Portland near the City of Forest Grove. The physical address of the Park is 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119. For park information, call 503-359-5732



Olympic Distance 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.

Sprint Distance 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.

Olympic Distance 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. 

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
Archived Results for Hagg Lake Tri can be found HERE


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).

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

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.

Volunteers, including spouses and other family members of participants, or athletes that are unable to participate are welcome and encouraged to help with the race. We need good volunteers to maintain the quality and safety of this event. If you are interested in being involved in this way, please email

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


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.


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
Portland Oregon Visitors Association:





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!