Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hagg Lake Mud Runs registration to open around November 15

From the race directors:

We know you're excited about the 2012 Hagg Lake Runs (so are we!) so we wanted to let you know that the target date to open registration has changed. We now hope to open registration on or about November 15. 
You will receive an email similar to this one 24 hours before registration will open. This email will include the link where you can register for the 2012 Hagg Lake 25k and/or 2012 Hagg Lake 50k.
NOTE: Those who have signed up to be notified of registration opening will receive this link before it is posted on the Hagg Lake Mud Runs website. We anticipate the 25k to fill within days (maybe even in 24 hours) while the 50k usually doesn't get close to filling until about one month before the race. So if you are planning on the 25k please make sure you sign up right away!
If you have friends that would like to be on this notification list, please have them sign up for our notification email list here.

Thank you for supporting the ORRC Hagg Lake Mud Runs!
Your volunteer RDs:
Eric & Kelly Barten
Todd Janssen
Marianne Jones

Monday, October 17, 2011

Open/Masters USATF Oregon Cross Country Championships to be held on October 22nd Portland, OR

On Saturday October 22nd, USATF Oregon and Team Red Lizard are co-hosting the USATF Oregon XC Championships for Open/Masters level athletes at Pier Park in Portland, Oregon in conjunction with the 2011Stumptown Cross Series race #3.

The Women’s Open/Masters Race will be 6,000m and will start at 9:00am.

The Men’s Open/Masters Race will be 8,000m and will start at 9:45am. 

Race entry fee is $15.00.

Athletes can sign up online for the 2011 USATF Oregon XC Championships for Open/Masters level athletes at

 There will be day of race registration available beginning at 8:00am and ending at 8:45am.
2011 USATF-Oregon Open/Master XC Championship race scoring rules
  1. You must be a 2011 member of USATF Oregon in order to count towards scoring in the 2011 USATF-Oregon XC Championship team competition and to be eligible for prizes. Athletes can join USATF at
  2. For the 2011 USATF-Oregon XC Championship team scoring, the top 4 runners on each team will score. If there is a tie, the 5th runner breaks the tie. 
For more information and a list of prizes and awards visit
Please help the spread the word about the upcoming USATF Oregon XC Championships for Open/Masters level athletes by telling friends, posting on Facebook and including it in your team newsletters!

Jonathan Marcus
USATF Oregon Long Distance Running Chair

Friday, October 7, 2011

Are you ready for some mud? Info on the 2012 Hagg Lake Mud Runs


This email is full of information of what we currently have set for the 2012 ORRC Hagg Lake Ultras. We are still finalizing some details but we are excited about the 2012 edition of the Hagg Lake Mud Runs ... let's hope for rain up until race day, and then sunshine and mild temps!
Note we have added another race director, Marianne Jones. Marianne is joining us to gain some race directing experience and to help us out, as the husband and wife pair on the Hagg Lake Team (Eric & Kelly Barten) are expecting and will be more than 7 months pregnant on race day!
Please read through this information and if you still have questions, you can contact us at
2012 Hagg Lake Dates
The 2012 Hagg Lake Mud Runs are scheduled for the 3rd weekend in February 2012. The 50k will run on Saturday, February 18, 2012 and the 25k will run on Sunday, February 19, 2012. There is no 25k option on Saturday.
We will be updating our website soon with new information about parking, our refund and transfer policy, and more information. 

2012 Hagg Lake Registration
We anticipate that registration will open around November 1, 2011 for the 2012 Hagg Lake 50k and 25k. Based on previous year's registration numbers and interest shown this year we expect the 25k will fill within one week. The 50k has not historically sold out but we appreciate it when you sign up ahead of time so we can accurately place our shirt order.
If you have received this email directly, you are already on the notification email list and will receive a direct link when registration is open.
If you received this email from a friend, and you want to get yourself on the list, you can sign yourself up by choosing "2012 Notification" from the options on our newsletter sign-up page.

2012 Hagg Lake Newsletters
We want to make it easy for you to get the information that you need for the 2012 Hagg Lake Ultras.
Each registered runner will automatically be added to an email list for the race they are running. You can also choose to be added to any of four additional newsletters by clicking here and signing up:
Trail Work Days
Training Opportunities
Hagg Lake Newbies

2012 Hagg Lake Training Runs
Saturday, October 22 8a - Forest Park at 53rd 
Sunday, November 20 8:30a - Hagg Lake Picnic Area
Sunday, December 18  8a - Forest Park at 53rd 
Saturday, January 21 8:30a  - 8:30a - Hagg Lake Picnic Area


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nominations open for USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Runners of the Year

Nominations open for 2011:
USATF Mountain Runners of the Year – Open and Masters
USATF Trail Runners of the Year – Open and Masters
USATF Ultra Runners of the Year – Open and Masters
USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Contributor of the Year

The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running will select the 2011 USATF Mountain Runners of the year and Ultra Runners of the Year  based on nominations received from interested athletes, coaches, and administrators involved in the sport. The following is the selection criteria for the 2011 USATF Mountain and Ultra Runners of the Year:

1)      Nominated athlete must show top results in U.S. mountain/trail competitions for 2011 (November 1, 2010 through October 1, 2011) - this will include mountain races (these may be on paved/gravel surfaces as long as there is significant elevation loss or gain) and trail races of varying lengths below the ultra distance. USATF ultra runners of the year results on trail and ultra road courses above the marathon distance in both national and international competition.
2)      The nomination window includes the period: Nov 1, 2010 through Oct 1, 2011
3)      Show top results in international competitions for 2011
4)      Be an ambassador for the sport - athlete promotes and supports mountain running
5)      Be a USATF member for 2011 - athlete MUST have a current USATF membership
6)      To be considered for the masters category, athlete must be a minimum of 40 years of age.

To nominate an athlete, send BY October 25, 2011, the following information to trlrunner@aol.comand .

Nominated athlete's name, age or birth date (if you know it), athlete contact information, brief bio, reason for nomination in 2011. Anyone and everyone is welcome to nominate an athlete (or in the case of COY – an individual, company, etc.). An athlete may also nominate himself/herself.

Nominations received by October 25 will be considered in the selection process. After all nominations are compiled, the MUT council will vote (by October 30) for the mountain runner and ultra runners of the year from nominations received. The USATF Mountain Ultra and Trail Runners of the Year will be announced at or before the annual convention in St Louis in December. Should you have any questions about the procedure, please contact: Dave Dunham at

We also will accept nominations for contributor of the year for mountain, ultra, trail. Past Contributor of the Year recipients have been: American Ultra Running Association, Teva, La Sportiva, North Texas Trail Runners, the Mad City 100 km, the White Mountain Milers, Scott McCoubrey, Paul Kirsch, and Bob and Anita Teschek.