Hagg Lake Triathlon Celebrates 30 Years on July 9 – Come be a Part of one of the Country’s Oldest Triathlons

From Press Release –

In 1982, a company by the name of Anheuser-Busch decided to get involved with a sport that was growing steadily in popularity – triathlon. For those of you who have been in the sport long enough, the Bud Light Triathlon Series may ring a bell.

The Hagg Lake Triathlon was one of the stops on the six-city Bud Light Triathlon Series tour until 1987. Although the Series faded into the memory of many triathletes who still compete as masters today, the Hagg Lake Triathlon lives on with one of the most storied histories of any event in the country.

Not much has changed since its inception, but over the years, new distances were added to attract both sprint- and Olympic-distance competitors.  A duathlon was added for those with an aversion to water, and in recent years, a novice (Tri-iT) triathlon with a shortened swim.

The Bud Light Triathlon Series played an integral part in jumpstarting the sport of triathlon here in the Northwest and across the U.S. The venue hasn’t changed much since the early eighties. The water’s still wet and the bike course is still challenging.

Come out to Henry Hagg Lake, just west of Portland on Saturday, July 9 and take part in this historic event. Additionally, the Olympic Triathlon will serve as this year’s TRI NorthWest Olympic Distance Championship, and all events are TRI NorthWest ranked (except Tri-iT).

Event Distances:

Olympic Triathlon: 1.5k Swim, 40k Bike, 10k Run (8:00 am – Waves)
Olympic Duathlon:5k Run, 40k Bike, 5k Run (8:00 am Time Trial Start)
Sprint Triathlon: .5mi Swim, 12.5mi Bike, 5k Run (8:30 am – Waves)
Tri-iT (novice) Triathlon:.25mi Swim, 12.5mi Bike, 5k Run (8:30 am – Waves)

Registration is available for the 2011 Hagg Lake Triathlon through race day.  To register and for more information, visit www.racecenter.com/hagglake

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