XTERRA Portland, held August 10, at Hagg Lake is a staple off-road triathlon event for Pacific Northwest athletes. Racers will test their agility, balance and stamina on a relatively flat but taxing course around Hagg Lake, which is located in Scoggins Valley just outside of Portland, OR. XTERRA Portland offers three races: the XTERRA Triathlon point series race; the XTERRA Duathlon; and the Xticer. The triathlon starts with two laps in Hagg Lake for a 1000-meter swim, which includes a short beach run between laps. Next, athletes tackle the mountain bike leg which is a mostly singletrack 27.5K trail course that also consists of two loops. The main event finishes with a 10K trail run, again, a spectator friendly double loop. The duathlon follows the same bike and run course as the triathlon. The Xticer, back for its second year, is a great race for beginners or juniors. The Xticer consists of a 200-meter swim, a 6K mountain bike ride, and a 3K run.
Multisport / 08.10.2019 / www.xterraportland.com