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!New: January 15th is the last day to sign up for a double in order to have a guaranteed growler of your choice. Your growler request will be due February 1st.January 15th will be your last day to order a long sleeve 1/4 zip or short sleeve tech shirt for this years race. Race shirts are no longer included with your registration and must be purchased separately.Online race registration closes on Thursday, February 13. There will be day of race registration however. There is no cap to the number of runners who can run either Saturday or Sunday. Tell your friends and family to sign up!
Because of increasing prices for our permits with Washington County and the parks system, as well as increasing costs in supplies and other race incidentals, we have had to raise the cost of registration for our races this year. We appreciate your understanding, and we remain committed to providing you with the best possible race experience. We remain a non-profit race with any proceeds benefitting the Oregon Road Runner Club.
We are once again offering a limited amount of spots 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. Registration will be $85 for the 25k, $100 for the 50k, $135 for the double and $125 for the "baby" double until January 1st, so if you're planning on getting muddy in 2020, don't delay! Prices will increase by $20 after January 1st. Parking passes are included in this year's registration fees.
Hagg Mud went cupless in 2017! Hagg Mud no longer has 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.
Here are some important dates:
Training Run Opportunities
January 4, 9:00am - Hagg Lake 9:00am
January 25, 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 25th 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 15, 2020
25K+ Start Time - 7:00am, Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
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 16, 2020
The 25k course will once again be run in the reverse direction of the 50k.
Please note if you register AFTER Tuesday February 11th, 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 green short sleeve technical shirt (we're upgrading the shirt this year) featuring the Hagg Mud logo; the other is a green, 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: 1:38 PM