Hagg Lake Triathlon & Duathlon 2017

July 8, 2017
Henry Hagg Lake State Park
Gaston, OR 97119


35th Annual - Rich in Beauty, Rich in Tradition!

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Hagg Lake Triathlon – Rich in Beauty, Rich in Tradition!
Olympic Triathlon, Olympic Duathlon, & Sprint Tri, and AquaBike
Road & Off-Road

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 35th 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.


07/08/2017 - 07/09/2017

8:00 am wave starts


Henry Hagg Lake State Park Gaston, Oregon Outside Forest Grove Boat Ramp 'C'


Race on Saturday AND Sunday and earn the coveted WHY Racing BEAST MEDAL!


HAGG LAKE FEES Solo vs Relay By Dec 31 Jan 1 –
  April 30
May 1 –
July 6



Individual $90 $95 $105 $115
2 person Relay $55pp $60pp $65pp $70pp
3 person Relay $50pp $55pp $60pp $65pp

Entry 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.


It is important for all athletes competing in USA Triathlon sanctioned events to have a basic understanding of the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules. USA Triathlon has issued a set of rules to maintain consistency and order from race to race across the country, keeping competition safe and fair. READ & REVIEW HERE

Events Schedule:

Saturday July 8th:

  • 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 July 9th (NEW):

  • 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)

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.

Course Info:

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.

Sprint & Olympic AquaBike: The AquaBike will take place on the same Swim and Bike Courses as above.


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.
  • Relay Teams (2 & 3 person): Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions.

Event Parking:

There is a $6 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 purchase a parking pass for you or a spectator.


Cost - $15 per tent for one night $25 per tent for two nights. Reserve your spot when you register. 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.
All tents and all campsites must be taken down and properly stowed before 7:00 a.m.
Park bathrooms will be locked however, portable restrooms will be available for campers.


Hagg Lagg is in close proximity to the quaint town of Forest Grove. For Lodging and Dining: CLICK HERE



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 $2 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!


  • 5K Trial Run

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • Olympic Triathlon
    (Ind or Team)

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • Olympic Duathlon
    (Ind or Team)

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • Olympic AquaBike
    (Ind or Team)

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • Sprint Triathlon
    (Ind or Team)

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • Sprint Duathlon
    (Ind or Team)

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • Sprint AquaBike
    (Ind or Team)

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • OFF-ROAD Sprint Triathlon
    (Ind or Team)

    Sunday, July 9, 2017

  • OFF-ROAD Sprint Duathlon
    (Ind or Team)

    Sunday, July 9, 2017

  • OFF-ROAD Sprint AquaBike
    (Ind or Team)

    Sunday, July 9, 2017

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