Due to a low number of entries this year, we have decided to cancel the 2019 Oregon Double ANVIL™ race at Henry Hagg Lake. With 3 months remaining until race day, the number of athletes who have committed to participate across all race distances is not enough to provide a competitive field. Our goal at USA Ultra Tri™ is to provide dynamic races with a diverse field of athletes where individuals are challenged and inspired by other competitors. If the entry numbers do not support this, we feel it is our obligation to cancel the race.
For those of you that may have been interested in the 2019 Oregon Double ANVIL™, we would encourage you to consider the 2019 Virginia Double ANVIL™ held at Lake Anna State Park. In 2019 we are assured a diverse group of athletes competing not only in the Double ANVIL™, but the Triple and Quintuple ANVIL™ races as well. This will make for an exciting week of camaraderie among athletes and support crews, where you will have the ability to see athletes compete at levels beyond the double distance.
We hope to return to Oregon, a favorite course for many of our athletes, in 2020. (We are looking at 16 - 19 July, 2020 dates for next year). Let us know if you are interested in racing this beautiful course next year so we get it back on the schedule!
Steve Kirby and Teri Smith
USA Ultra Tri™
When: Checkin for all is Thursday, 16 July 2020
Race Start for all: 7:00 a.m. Friday, 17 July 2020
Single Anvil Race Finish: 1:00 a.m. Saturday, 18 July 2020
Double Anvil Race Finish: 10:00 p.m. Saturday, 18 July 2020
Double & Single Anvil™ Awards Ceremony/Lunch: Sunday, 19 July 2020
Check In & Race Start will be at Henry Hagg Lake Boat Ramp & Recreation Area C.
Double & Single Anvil™ Awards Ceremony/Lunch will be at Prime Time Restaurant and Sports Bar.
Single Anvil™ Solo: $350.00
Double Anvil™ Solo: $850.00
Double Anvil Team: 2 Pers $890.00/3 Pers $990.00
The Double and Single Anvil™ races are sanctioned by USAT (United States Triathlon Association) and the Double Anvil™ solo race by IUTA (International Ultra Triathlon Association).
You must have a yearly membership license with USAT or purchase a one day license for $15.00, available at race check-in.
The IUTA Fee has been merged into the race fee already, there is no longer a yearly or one day race fee, team members do not need a IUTA license.
Up until Application Deadline you can either put your monies towards next years race OR get a refund minus $50.00. After the Application Deadline you can put your monies towards next year's race and have $75.00 deducted or get your monies refunded minus a $100.00 fee.
We will no longer reserve a spot for you without an application and down payment. To reserve a spot, send in the application and $250.00, the final payments will still have to be made by the payment cutoff dates stated on the application form. Any refunds will fall under the Cancellation/Refund Policy.
You can either send a check/Money Order (U.S. Dollars) made out to Steve Kirby, use PayPal, or use your credit card to pay for your entry fee and any other fees associated with the race (shelter rental, food for your support, etc).
If you want to use PayPal, please send money to: steve@USAUltraTri.com and send me an email telling me you just did it so I can be on the lookout for it.
When sending money via PayPal make sure to select: "I'm sending money to family or friends”, please don’t use "I'm paying for goods or services" as I will be charged a fee.
For athletes sending in other forms of payment besides U.S. Funds or PayPal, please check with me first before you do so as there are bank fees associated with other forms of payment.
If you use a credit card, we will add a 3% fee to cover the c/c fee.
What you get for entering the race:
Race Bag including: quality heavyweight race T-Shirt and other goodies
Pre-race pasta dinner
One 30 minute massage by a massage therapist
Awards luncheon and ceremony
For Singles and Doubles finishing the race you get a Placement or Finishers Buckle, a IUTA Finishers Medallion (Double only), and a high quality Patagonia long sleeve technical shirt with race logo and 2020 Finisher on left breast.
Above items are subject to change. For the women, we get your shirt in a woman's cut.
Your massage can be used anytime before, during or post race.
Park staff says water temps are about 70ºF (21.11ºC) degrees. On average, the high in July is 81ºF (27.2ºC) degrees and the low is 54ºF (12.2ºC).
Last 3 years the temps have hit 90's.
July has the least amount of rain, at .44 inches, less than half an inch.
Double Anvil™ Athletes must be at least 21 years of age and have completed a IRON/FULL distance triathlon or other significant accomplishements.
Recommended to have ultra distance swims, bikes and runs as well.
Single Anvil™ Athletes must be at least 18 years of age and we highly recommend having completed a Half IRON/Half distance triathlon or other significant accomplishements.
We also recommended to have some type of ultra distance swims, bikes and runs as well.
Double Anvil™ Athletes have 39 hours (3 more hours than the normal Double's allow) to complete the race.
Once the race starts, the clock keeps ticking, even if you take a couple hours nap.
This race is formatted the same as any other triathlon with you completing the 4.8 mile swim first, then complete the 224 mile bike course and finish with the 52.4 mile run course.
Single Anvil™ Athletes have 18 hours (1 hour more than the normal Ironman/Full distance allow) to complete the race.
Once the race starts, the clock keeps ticking, even if you take a nap, which we expect you not to do.
Listed below are the hotels in Forest Grove, the closest to the race course:
• McMenamins Grand Lodge located at 3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 992-9533 Toll Free (877) 992-9530.
Click here for McMenamins Grand Lodge Website
Discount offered on this hotel.
The rooms they have discounted are their bunkrooms (sleeps 2), room with a Full bed or a Queen bed. These rooms you use the common bath down the hallway. They do have Queen and King rooms with a private bath but they are not discounted for us. The hotel has 3 leves: there is the foundation level, which is the bottom of the hotel and we've found these rooms tend to be a little cooler than rooms on the main level or top level.
You can make a reservation over the phone, or if you want to book online to get the discounted rate you need to select PROMOTION from the SPECIAL CODES drop down menu; then our code is DOUBLEANVIL.
You can't miss the McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. Hotels in the area don't typically feature stately columns or expansive gardens. Inside, guestrooms at the Grand Lodge have added personality, with whimsical artwork, original porcelain sinks and historic charm. Guests may choose from rooms with private baths or convenient shared bathrooms down each hall. The hotel's bunk rooms feature bunk beds and original porcelain sinks. Overnight guests can enjoy complimentary use of the outdoor, heated soaking pool.
• America's Best Value Inn & Suites located at 3306 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 357-9000.
Click here for Americas Best Value Inn Website
Made arrangements for disocunts with them. King or Double Queen rooms are normally 110.00 a night, they will offer them for 80.00 plus tax which comes out to $90.64. You need to call them (503) 357-9000, the code is under "Kirby". You can't do this online. If you have problems, let me know and I will call.
• Forest Grove Inn located at 4433 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 357-9700.
Click here for Forest Grove Inn Website
• Best Western University Inn & Suites located at 3933 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 992-8888 Toll Free (800) 780-7234.
Click here for Best Western Website
The swim is in the lake at Hagg Lake Park. Most everyone will wear a wetsuit.
Click here for the USAT website rules and Frequently Asked Questions on wetsuits.
Basically, as long as your wetsuit is not more than 5mm thick, it can be used.
Portland, Forest Grove hotels and lake/park area
Henry Hagg Lake area with swim course in green (1,584 feet length/3,168 feet loop), bike course in red (10.5 mile loop) and run course in yellow (1.45 mile loop).
The swim course will be 1,584 feet (8 laps to complete) as long as the water is high enough, otherwise we will use 1,056 feet length/2,112 feet loop (12 laps to complete)
Parking lot that we will use as the transition area
Larger view of the transtion/parking lot area
Garmin bike profile for the course
42.1 Mile/67.8K Strava bike profile (Angie Gerber rode 4 loops)
Garmin profile for the bike course (Nathan Herzog)