Hagg Lake Trail Love

Moe Codino clears the way at Hagg LakeLess than 10 days out...

We are down to less than a week to go before the first race in the 2012 Oregon Trail Series, the Hagg Lake 50K. This past weekend we had 11 volunteers out doing some of the last of the trail work and the reports are that the trail is in great shape. Of course, we still have a few days for Mother Nature to change that condition, so come prepared for anything on race day.

Here are some race details that have been emailed out by the event directors.

Day of Race Schedule
Listen for the cowbell to announce that it’s time to move to the start line for race instructions. We’ll use cowbell again to actually start the race.
6:00 AM – DOR packet pick-up starts for 50k Early Start Participants (Regular start participants can also pick up, but Early Starters get priority)
6:50 AM – 50k Early Start instructions
7:00 AM – 50k Early Start
NOTE: If you want to switch to the early start please email us with “Early Start” in the subject line. Please don’t wait until DOR!
7:00 AM – DOR packet pick-up starts for 50k Regular Start Participants
7:45 AM – 50k Regular Start instructions
8:00 AM – 50k Regular Start
11:30 AM – Cut-off at Sain Creek (all runners not through Sain Creek by 11:30a will not be allowed to continue)
Awards will be given as those runners finish. There is no official awards ceremony.
IMPORTANT: If you arrive during the time when participants are doing the out-and-back portion of the run, volunteers will stop you if needed for safety reasons. If you do not stop, you will be disqualified from the race. Safety is the #1 most important thing about our race!
Parking Information
There are two parking lots that we use for the Hagg Lake 25k/50k.
The Sain Creek Parking lot is reserved for official race vehicles, volunteer check in, timing team, and medical vehicles, plus our 10-year+ runners and those who get a Superstar Parking Pass. Superstar Parking Passes were awarded by drawing among those who attended our training runs and worked at our trail work days. To see if your name is on the Superstar Parking Pass list click here.
A volunteer will be at the top of the Sain Creek Parking lot with a list of names of people who are invited to park there. If your name is on that list, just give the volunteer your name and they will usher you in. 10-year+ runners have reserved parking; others may park wherever there is not a cone. There be some additional spots available which will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Keep in mind, though, that the Boat Ramp A Parking lot is only about a quarter mile away!

Starting at 10a the trail between Boat Ramp A Parking and Sain Creek will be closed to all except runners still on the clock. Please help us keep the trail clear for safety by walking on the road instead.

Live results for the 25K and 50K  with  nspirelive.com and Twitter
We will be providing live results for both the 50K and 25K through  nspirelive.com. You can have your Facebook Page or Twitter account updated with your results and splits or have them sent out by email or text to whomever you choose. Just sign into  www.nspirelive.com with the email and password that you used to register for the race, go to the “Sharing” page and decide how you want to share your results.
If you forgot the password you used to register, just go to Sign In and select “Forgot Password?” to get a new one.
Your friends and family at home will also be able to watch the results in real-time at  nspirelive.com, which will provide a live results page and Twitter feed.  Spectators and volunteers who tweet about the race (#haggmud) will be able to provide updates, photos and encouragement for everyone to see!
Hagg Lake Goodies: Shirts, Socks, Raffle Prizes, Hall of Mud Glasses, Buckless and items for sale
Shirts: If the shirt size you ordered does not seem like the size you want to keep, you may visit the Trouble Table on race morning and ask to switch. The sizes we have right now are: Mens XL, Mens L, Mens M, Mens S, Womens L, Womens M, and Womens S.
Finisher Socks: This year’s finisher socks are black Fitsok socks with a grey and brown logo. They are pretty awesome. You will get some when you cross the finish line!
Raffle Prizes: When you finish, check the prize board to see if you have won any raffle prizes. If your name is on there, go to the prize table and let the volunteer know your name, so they can get you your prize!
Hall of Mud Glasses: We have a list of who will be in the Hall of Mud this year when they finish the race. If you are on this list, you can stop by the prize table after your finish to pick up your pint glass.
Buckles: If you ordered a buckle these will be available after your race at the prize table. We will have a list of those who ordered them.
Items for Sale: We are selling previous years’ shirts and socks, as well as Hagg Lake hats and a very limited number of kid’s shirts. These will be available for sale starting when packet pick-up opens. Prices are as follows:
Previous years shirts: 1 shirt for $20 or 2 for $30.
Previous years socks: $2 a pair or $5 for three pairs.
Hagg Lake hats: $15 each. We have fleece hats in red, orange, navy, and forest green with silver logo; black and navy with blue, green and white logo; and a limited number of blue or green hats with full color logo that are fleece inside and windstopper material outside.
Kids shirts: $10 each. These are white with the blue logo on them.
Hagg Lake Course Map

Hagg Lake Course Map

We hope this information is really useful! If you have other questions, please email them to us and we will get back to you. Note that after Thursday we will not be checking the email very frequently and you may not hear back from us before the event. If you have urgent questions on Friday, Saturday or Sunday we recommend you post them on the Hagg Lake Ultras facebook page to see if other participants can help you out. We also suggest you look at the FAQ on the website; where you can also find directions and a course map.
We will see you on race day! Let’s hope we get some more rain this week but that Saturday and Sunday are sunny and warm!
Thank you for supporting the ORRC Hagg Lake Ultras!
Your volunteer race directors,
Eric & Kelly Barten, Todd Janssen, and Marianne Jones
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