Do you like running? Do you like mud? Then look no further! An Oregon classic since 2001, The Hagg Mud 50K/25K is a race you've got to try at least once. Starting at Hagg Lake, near Gaston, Oregon, you will run a fantastic course around the lake and encounter lovely views, excellent trails, and a group of like-minded folks who still enjoy running in February. Do you have what it takes…and maybe a couple extra pairs of running shoes? Then sign up today!
The Hagg Mud 50K/25K acknowledges that these races occur on the ancestral lands of the Kalapuya, Clatskanie, and Atfalati, now part of the Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde.
This event is cupless. We will NOT provide paper cups at aid stations. Participants must bring their own handhelds, hydration packs, or reusable cups. Aid station workers will have pitchers to fill containers with water and electrolytes, and there will be rapid-fill spigots on most water jugs.
50K Saturday, Feb 17, 2024: Check-in - 6:00 am | Start Time - 7:00 am
25K+ Saturday, Feb 17, 2024: Check-in - 6:00 am | Start Time - 7:00 am
25K Sunday, Feb 18, 2024: Check-in - 8:00 am | Start Time - 9:00 am
50K Cutoff Time
The cutoff for the first lap is noon. 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.
25K+ Cutoff Time
You are doing the first loop with the 50K runners, so the out & back is longer! You will start at the same time as the 50K runners. You do not have a cutoff time for the finish; if you finish after noon, you will still be considered an official finisher.
25K Cutoff Time
There is no cutoff time for Sunday’s 25K. Generally, it takes 5.5 hours for the last runner to finish.
50K Walker Policy
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walkers for the 50K races. We must enforce strict cutoffs that require an average pace of 17:10 per mile. The Saturday 25K+ has a more generous time limit and is better suited to those who wish to hike. You will have 9 hours to complete the 17 miles, an average pace of 31:00 per mile. We recommend this race for first-timers who are unsure of their pace!
Online registration will close on Thursday, February 15th, 2024. Day-of registration will be available in person.
You have the option to buy a Hagg Mud 25K/50K T-shirt or beanie, both offered by Territory Run Co. Additionally, during registration, you can choose to donate to The Trail Mix Fund.
If you are an ORRC member, you are entitled to a discount for this race. We cannot automatically apply it to your registration, so please email email@example.com to get your code.
To become an ORRC member, please visit the ORRC membership page here.
Trail Mix Fund
At our running events, we strive to promote inclusivity and fairness for all participants. While it's true that running only requires a pair of shoes, we understand that barriers to entry exist. To address this, we're excited to partner with the Trail Mix Fund this year. We're specifically encouraging members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities to apply for race entry fee coverage at trailmixfund.org. The Trail Mix Fund also assists those with financial difficulties paying for race fees. We want to emphasize that everyone is welcome at our races, and we're here to answer any questions.
Transgender and Nonbinary Entrant Policy
To foster equal and inclusive involvement of transgender and nonbinary individuals participating in The Hagg Mud 50K/25K while also promoting fairness in award competitions.
Transgender women can register to compete:
In the female category, athletes must have undergone medically supervised hormone treatment for at least one year prior to the race.
In the male category with no restrictions.
Transgender men can register to compete:
In the female category, unless they are undergoing hormone treatment related to gender transition that includes testosterone, then they must register in the male category.
In the male category with no restrictions
During registration, all entrants can select their gender category – male, female, or nonbinary. Entrants who choose nonbinary will have their own division, results page, and awards.
The gender and category that a runner selects during registration will be accepted as is. As such, no challenges to a runner's gender or category will be allowed or tolerated.
This policy will be updated as needed to ensure fair and inclusive practices for The Hagg Mud 50K/25K. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.
The Hagg Mud 50K/25K does not provide refunds if you cannot 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 nonprofit that helps further the sport of running in our community.
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. While you still get finisher swag and all the other perks for the 25K+, top finisher awards are not given for this category. Sunday's race is the competitive 25K.
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. Top finisher prizes will be given!
Hagg Mud Double
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 an EXTRA surprise! In the past, this usually meant a Hagg Mud 50K/25K Growler filled with a beverage of your choice. We are still looking into that as a viable option, but this prize may change. We will update this area and let you know as soon as we can.
Event's current local time: 8:32 AM PT