Location: Hagg Lake, Gaston, OR
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - Sunday, February 14, 2016
Time: Start times: 8:00am Saturday, 9:00am Sunday
It’s time to get muddy! Warrior-on at one of the most popular ultras in the Northwest, featured in Runner’s World Trail Edition as one of the top Oregon trail races. This course gives runners a chance to run the trails around stunning Hagg Lake.
2016 registration will open November 1, 2015 – click here.
The 50k is $80 and the 25k is $65. Register for both races (some people do!) for $115. ORRC Members save $5 per race and will need to use a code to redeem your discount.
For the past 4 years, the 25K has sold out, don’t let this happen to you. Plan on registering within the first month (possibly earlier) when registration opens. We have yet to sell out on the 50K, but we’ve gotten pretty close the last few years. Do not wait too long and be left out come February.
The Hagg Lake Mud Runs are run on two separate days. You can choose to run the 50K on Saturday, the 25k on Sunday or (if you are feeling extra crazy) you can run both days!
Both races start and finish at the Pavilion at Boat Ramp C. There is ample parking available at Boat Ramp C for everyone. 10 year finisher and volunteers will have reserved parking in the parking lot.
If you’re interested in volunteering for this event, please visit the event website and click on the volunteer button. It takes many people to put on this two day event – we need your assistance to make Hagg Mud awesome again in 2016. Or you can email us at email@example.com. For more information on ORRC volunteer opportunities, click here.
Results and Photos
Past results and photos are available – click here.
Hagg Mud Top Ten Times – click here.
Race Day Details
Saturday Schedule (50K)
6:00am- Check in opens for Early Start participants
7:00am- Early Start (For runners who may have trouble finishing by 4:00pm)
7:00am- Check in opens for Regular Start participants
8:00am- Regular Start
Sunday Schedule (25K)
8:00am- Check in opens for all participants
9:00am- Group start (No early start this day)
Is There an Early Start?
We do offer an early start for the 50K, which is at 7:00am on Saturday. There is no early start for the 25K.
Should I do the Early Start?
You should do the early start if you are concerned that you will not be able to finish the 50K by 4:00p.m. (finishing one loop by noon). The early start is not intended for people who just want to run early and avoid the crowds or the worst mud, or because you have to leave early. Please don’t sign up for the early start if you do not need to do so. The above statement sounds pretty straightforward. Unfortunately, in the trail series we have had people abusing the early start. Therefore, we are implementing the following rule. If you take an early start, the best official time you can get is 6 hours. If you are going run less than 6 hours then don’t take the early start.
50K Course – click here for course map
The 50K consists of a group start by the Sain Creek Pavilion. 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 start area, they’ll have a chance to shed clothing and prepare for trails. This is when the mud starts. You will run around Hagg Lake counter clockwise 2 times on the single track trail, pass by 5 aid stations including the start/finish, and eventually make your way back for the post race festivities.
25K Course – click here for course map
The 25K consists of a group start by the Sain Creek Pavilion. Runners enjoy about 1.5 miles of an out-and-back on a gravel road. This really helps runners to spread out along the course but please note that this is the biggest elevation change you will encounter for the entire race. When runners come back through the start area, they’ll have a chance to shed clothing and prepare for trails. This is when the mud starts. You will run around Hagg Lake counter clockwise on the single track trail, pass by a few aid stations and eventually make your way back to the finish and post race festivities.
Our aid stations are manned by the best volunteers in the ultra running world. They will be well stocked with the usual Ultra fare: PB&J, bananas, oranges, gummy bears, trail mix, chips, GU products and water. There will also be a porta-potty at each aid station, along with basic first aid supplies. We will NOT have painkillers at the aid stations, so you are responsible for bringing any such aid as needed. You are also responsible for knowing what you need. If the aid stations are too far apart, it is up to you to bring your own aid as well. If you are injured on the course, you can drop out at an aid station and a volunteer will drive you to the finish. We ask all participants to notify aid station volunteers of injured runners that they pass so we can pick up the injured runner in-between aid stations and get them aid earlier if needed, or if they can not make it to the aid station on their own.
There are 5 aid stations on the course for the 50k and 2 for the 25K.
Aid Station Mileage: 50K
- Mile 8.0- The Dam Aid Station
- Mile 13.2- Tanner Creek
- Mile 17.5- Boat Ramp C (start/ finish)
- Mile 22.1 -The Dam Aid Station
- Mile 27.2- Tanner Creek
Aid Station Mileage: 25K
- Mile 6.5- The Dam Aid Station
- Mile 11.6- Tanner Creek
Its time to sit back and relax for the post race fun. Activities include:
- Picking up your finisher socks and finisher medal
- Wrapping a space blanket around you before you start to get cold
- Getting a warm meal from the helpful volunteers in the pavilion
- Enjoying a relaxing day at the Hagg Lake Spa. (also known as wading into the lake).
- Sitting around the pavilion enjoying the space heaters
- Checking out your race splits on our finish line tablets.
- Checking to see if you won anything from the age group awards or raffle
After each race, we will be providing racers with a post-race meal, including hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, chips, desserts, and cold and hot drinks; along with standard ultra-fare. Don’t be shy about asking for vegetarian options. We have them available but do not put them out until requested as they are not as popular. Please fill up. Most of the food is perishable and will be discarded or donated. We will donate what we can, but the more you eat the less we waste!
Awards will be presented at the end of each race as the finishers complete their race. Because of the wide range of finish times and the usually inclement weather, we do not have an awards ceremony.
The 25K and 50K will present awards to the top three male and female finishers as well as the top male and female masters (40+) runners. If one of the top three overall finishers is a masters runner, the next masters finisher would earn the overall master’s award.
In addition, there will be a fun drawing for great prizes from all of our fabulous sponsors! All participants have a chance to win raffle prizes. In order to enter the raffle, it is important that you check in with the registration table even if you have already picked up your packet. After the race starts, we will draw bib numbers and post winners on a board. Just check the board after the race, and if your bib number is listed, check in at the prize table to claim your prize.
Hall of Mud
Check out the list of 5 year Hagg Mud veterans – the Hall of Mud – click here.
Other Questions and Answers
What are the cut-off times?
There are cut-off times only for the 50k. Participants must be through the Start/Finish Line at Boat Ramp C (one loop around the lake, 17.1 miles) by 12 noon.
We are also implementing cut-off times at the Dam Aid Station and Tanner Creek Aid Station for the 50k’s 2nd loop. You must be through the Dam Aid Station by 1:15 p.m. and you must be through the Tanner Creek Aid Station by 2:30 p.m.
Can I bring my dog?
You can bring your dog to the start/finish area but you cannot run with your dog. You must take proper precautions to make sure your dog will be comfortable and safe, and will not interfere with other participants. We love dogs, but we also love having insurance for our event so please make sure you are being a good dog mom or dad. Once you are done running, you may bring your dog to the start/finish area, on a leash at all times; and of course please clean up after them!
How can I register using ORRC bucks?
If you would like to use ORRC bucks to register, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Name, address, phone, age, emergency contact name and number, distance, amount of ORRC bucks to be used.
Registrations using ORRC bucks will be accepted when online registration opens. This means, you can email us before online registration opens but your email will not reserve your place. After online registration opens, you can email us, and we will hold a spot for you for one week. You will then have one week to mail us your ORRC bucks in order for us to lock in your spot. All ORRC bucks used for registration must be signed by an ORRC RD and be used before their expiration date. You will receive the address where you need to send your ORRC bucks when we receive your place-holding email.
Please read our refund/transfer policy carefully. We do not make exceptions to this policy for any participants. We are volunteer race directors and we have created this policy to make registration and race organization manageable. Thank you for understanding.
If at any time you realize that you are not able to use your entry, please notify us by emailing email@example.com We create a wait list for our races, and by notifying us that you are not going to use your entry, we can allow someone on the wait list to register.
If you register and then are unable to run, you have until January 15, 2015 to notify us and ask for a partial refund. Until that date, we will refund 50% of your registration fees, not including any registration processing fees or postage. After January 15, 2015, we would appreciate it if you let us know if you cannot run, however you will not be receive any refund.
Transfers are not allowed because our race has a wait list. Your unused slot will simply be available for the next person on the wait list to register.
How do I get on the wait list if registration is full?
Once registration is full, the registration page will turn into a wait list sign up. Available slots will be offered to people on the wait list to register based on a first come first served basis.
Who puts on the Hagg Lake 50K and 25K?
The Hagg Lake Mud Runs are put on by Oregon Road Runners Club. The race is 100% volunteer-run, including your race directors.
When will the race results get posted?
Huber Timing will have real-time results available at the tablet station in the pavilion. Official results will be posted same day as the race.
Hagg Lake, Gaston, OR