An Oregon classic ultra since 2001, the Hagg Mud Runs is a race you've got to try at least once. If you're looking for a mid-winter challenge, look no further than the ORRC Hagg Mud Runs - a 50k and 25k on the muddy, rolling trails around Hagg Lake, just outside of Portland. A fantastic event for the first time trail runner as well as the experienced trail vet, the Hagg Mud Runs offer an old school ultra experience with all of the perks of the newest races. Enjoy fully stocked aid stations, a well marked course, finishers swag, and hot lunch with celebratory beer when you finish. If you're looking for a little extra challenge, consider the Hagg Mud Double; run both races (one on Saturday, one on Sunday) and earn a growler full of your favorite beverage.
NEW THIS YEAR!
We are opening a limited amount of spots (40) for one loop around the lake on Saturday, February 16 for those who wish to run around the lake in the traditional counterclockwise direction. This also means that you can now run a "baby" double - 25ks on both Saturday and Sunday, and yes, you will earn a growler - but it's going to be a "baby" growler (32 oz). The 25k on Saturday will be a little longer than the 25k, as you will do the 50k out and back for a grand total of about 17 miles.
Sign up early and save money on your registration. Take advantage of last year's prices through December 1st; registration will go up to $76 for the 25k, $96 for the 50k, and $122 for the double after December 1st, so if you're planning on getting muddy in 2019, don't delay! Parking passes are included in this year's registration fees.
Hagg Mud went cupless in 2017! Hagg Mud will no longer have cups at any aid station for liquids. Please plan on bringing your own cup for aid station refreshment. We feel this is a smart thing to do for the environment. We will also be introducing new recycling initiatives to our race in order to limit our environmental impact. New in 2019: We are assessing at $1.00 Environmental Impact Fee on every registration to help us cover the costs of recycling for this race. In 2018, we were able to limit our waste to just 4 pounds for the entire weekend. However, there are some significant costs associated with making this a reality; this fee will enable us to reduce our impact to nearly zero.
Here are some important dates:
January 14th is the last day to order a long sleeve tech shirt for this years race. Race shirts are no longer included with your registration and must be purchased separately. Race registration will continue up until race day. There is no cap to the number of runners who can run either Saturday or Sunday. Tell your friends and family to sign up!
Training Run Opportunities
January 5, 9:00am - Hagg Lake 9:00am
January 26, Hagg Lake, Trail Work Party 9:00am
Everyone who attends gets free parking at the lake.
What a better way to prepare for race day than to run around Hagg Lake! We meet at the large parking lot on the far side of the dam. January 26th we will work to ensure the trail is ready for race day. We meet at the large parking lot on the other side of the dam.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
IMPORTANT: Hagg Mud does not provide refunds should you be unable to run on race day.We also do not accept transfers. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please know that your race fee is going to a non profit that helps further the sport of running in our community.
Hagg Mud is a running event; it is not a walking event. We understand that walkers would like to participate but we need to keep in mind our volunteers that are working race day, so we must enforce cutoffs that require an average pace of 17:10 per mile. You will be pulled from the course if you do not make the stated cutoff times.
50K Start Time - 7:00am, Saturday, Feb 16, 2019
25K+ Start Time - 7:00am, Saturday, Feb 16, 2019
Cutoff for the first lap is 12:00pm. Any runner not through the start/finish line for their second lap will be unable to continue. You must be through the dam aid station by 1:15 pm and through the Fenders Blue aid station by 3:00 pm. This is a 17:10 minute average pace per mile.
Runners in the Saturday 25k+ (remember - you are doing the first loop with the 50kers, so the out & back is longer!) will start at the same time as the 50k runners. You do not have a cutoff time for the finish; if you finish after 12:00pm you will still be considered an official finisher.
25k Start Time - 9:00am, Sunday, Feb 17, 2019
The 25k course will once again be run in the reverse direction of the 50k.
Please note if you register AFTER Tuesday February 12th, you can only pick up your bib at the event. Your bib will not be at either of the early packet pickups.
The 50K consists of a group start at Boat Ramp C parking area. We will be adding the loop around the Boat Ramp C parking lot at the start in order to spread out runners before hitting the trail. Runners enjoy a little over 3 miles of an out-and-back on a gravel road. This really helps runners to spread everyone out along the course. Please note that this is the biggest elevation change you will encounter for the entire race. When runners come back through the Sain Creek Pavilion, they'll have a chance to shed clothing and prepare for the trails. This is when the mud starts. You will run around Hagg Lake counter clockwise 2 times on the single track trail, pass by a 5 aid stations including the start finish, and eventually make your way back for the post race festivities.
The Saturday 25k+ course consists of the first loop of the 50k race. You will do the full out & back with the 50k runners, which means your 25k race will actually be about 17 miles. You will do one full counterclockwise loop of the lake before finishing back at Boat Ramp C.
The 25K consists of a group start at Boat Ramp C parking area running through the parking lot that helps spread out the runners. Runners will then go through the Sain Creek Pavilion and parking lot up Sain Creek Rd. Runners enjoy a little less than 1.5 miles of an out-and-back on a gravel road. Please note that this is the biggest elevation change you will encounter for the entire race. Runners will then come back through Sain Creek Pavillon to hit the trail. This is when the mud starts. You will run around Hagg Lake counter clockwise 1 time on the single track trail, pass by a 2 aid stations and eventually make your way back for the post race festivities.
Optional Shirt Purchase
We have two options for this year's shirt purchase. One is a short sleeve technical shirt featuring the Hagg Mud logo; the other is a long sleeve, 1/4 zip technical shirt with thumbholes featuring the Hagg Mud logo. Orders must be placed by January 15th to guarantee a shirt. Limited stock will be available for purchase at the race.
Local time: 10:30 AM