Off-Road Triathlon Resurging in Portland

Off-road triathlons are returning to the Portland area in 2017. Thanks to PRS Fit, XTERRA PDX is making a comeback on August 12th. One month earlier on July 9th, the Hagg Lake Multi-sport Festival, produced by Why Events, will feature three new off-road races – a sprint triathlon, sprint duathlon, and sprint aquabike.

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Not only will XTERRA PDX return to Hagg Lake, but the 2017 course is new and improved. A nearby private property owner graciously give permission to use the trails on his land. That means more than 95% of the bike and run are now off-road. Multiple off-road multi-sport events and trail running events offer something for everyone.

Saturday, August 12th

  • 9:00 am – Triathlon / Duathlon / Relay Races
  • 9:30 am – Sprint Triathlon
  • 10:30 am – Kids Splash Pedal Dash

Sunday, August 13th

  • 8:00 am – Half Marathon+
  • 8:10 am – 10k
  • 8:20 am – 5k

Don’t miss out on early registration which ends on March 31st. Sign up now for great discount codes from their sponsor, Suunto and more. Register here.

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Hagg Lake Multi-Sport Festival

The Hagg Lake Multi-Sport Festival is one of the longest running multi-sport festivals in the country. For 2017, they have added three new off-road events to their roster.

Sunday, July 9th

  • 8:00 am – Off-road Sprint Triathlon: 500m Swim, 14 mile Bike, 5K Run
  • 8:10 am – Off-road Sprint Duathlon: 14 mile Bike, 5k Run
  • 8:25 am – Off-road Sprint AquaBike: 500m Swim, 14 mile Bike

If you’re feeling like a beast, you can do a road event on Saturday and an off-road event on Sunday and go for the coveted WHY Racing BEAST MEDAL. Click HERE for registration.

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Will Kelsay

Will Kelsay is one of the top cross triathletes in the world with a 10 year career spanning 5 continents competing in more than 18 countries. He has 20 career wins and more than 70 top 5 finishes. Anyone who has met him knows his passion for the sport is only overshadowed by his huge smile & his appetite for fun.

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