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It's been awhile coming...but we now finally have the Sales pages up and running. Find the links on the side or the top and see what we have. Let me "Kirb" know what you want...any questions you might have and we will take care of you. Check every so often for new things we will be adding. One way to stay informed is to like our Ultra Tri Face Book page, here is the link click here    for the FaceBook Page



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December 2013 Poem

The following poem was penned by Sarah Speicher, who completed the October 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL. She's a poet and we didn't know it.


Twisting and turning all through the night
Heart beat pounding through the invasive fright
Rising to eat hours before daylight
Foam rolling and stretching to avoid the dreaded tight

To read the rest, click here for the document



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Consider Helping Race Staff out or be a Support Crew for a racer

Are you thinking of tackling the Double or Triple ANVIL Triathlon. Have you upped your training which should consist of some overnight training and sleep deprivation. What else might be invovled in a successful finish for you? Think about coming out and helping either the race management OR crew for an athlete. Not all athletes can bring their own support crew, usually it's a money issue with having to travel a long distance.

But either way - you will see how the race unfolds, what atheltes are doing right, do wrong. Will answer some of your questions and make you think of other things you hadn't thought of. Email Steve Kirby at for more information and to be added to the list.




Information for the 2019 Oregon Double and Bad Ass Single ANVIL


If you are looking for results during the race, the links are on the homepage of the website.

Click here for the Double Anvil Solo Application -- Updated 15 Oct 18

Click here for the Double Anvil Team Application -- Updated 15 Oct 18

Click here for the Single Anvil Solo Application -- Updated 15 Oct 18

Click here for the Medical Release Form ~ Double Solo Athlete only/Updated 15 Oct 18

Click here for the IUTA Consent Form ~ Double Solo athletes only (Updated 5 Jan 2019)

Click here for the Weekend Schedule -- Not updated yet

When (Updated 15 Oct 18)

Checkin for all is Thursday, 11 July 2019

Race Start for all is 7:00 a.m. Friday, 12 July 2019

Single Anvil Race Finish is 1:00 a.m. Saturday, 13 July 2019

Double Anvil Race Finish is 10:00 p.m. Saturday, 13 July 2019

Double & Single Anvil Awards Ceremony/Lunch is Sunday, 14 July 2019

Dawn Breaks: 4:59 a.m.   Sunrise: 5:35 a.m.   Sunset: 9:00 p.m.   Dark Descends: 9:37 p.m.
Moon Phase Brightness: 83%    Moon Rises: 5:21 p.m.    Moon Sets: 3:03 a.m.


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.

Cost for this crazy fun!

Please see race application for Price Increase Dates and Application Deadlines!

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 checkin. 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.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 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.

Reservation 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.

Payment: 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 use PayPal, use my email address to send the monies and send me an email telling me you just did it so I can be on the lookout for it. When you have your PayPal page up, click on the "Send Money" tab, put in my email address, the amount and then click on the second Radio Button "I'm sending money to family or friends”. 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 help cover the c/c fee that we will have to pay. Good luck and let me know if you have a problem.

What you get for entering the race!

For entering you get a Race Bag at check-in to include Quality Heavyweight Race T-Shirt, Trailrunner Mag, and other goodies; HammerGel, Heed Drink, and E-Caps nutrition product; Pre-Race Pasta Dinner; one 30 minute massage by our massage staff; Awards Luncheon and Ceremony; and other items. 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 2019 Finisher on left breast.
Above items are subject to change. For the women, we get your Finisher's shirt in a woman's cut (or at least try to). Your massage can be used anytime before, during or post race. If you wait till you finish, please don't wait to get it as the massage person will get backed up later in the race.

Weather Temps

Park staff says water temps are about mid 70 degrees. On average, the high in July is 81 degrees and the low is 54, however the past 3 years the temps have hit the 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.

Time Limits

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. The race starts 7:00 a.m. Friday and you have until 10:00 p.m. Saturday to officially finish the race. Awards Lunch will take place late Sunday morning - time to be announced.

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. The race starts 7:00 a.m. Friday and you have until 1:00 a.m. Saturday to officially finish the race.


Listed below are the hotels in Forest Grove, the closest to the race course.

McMenamins Grand Lodge below has offered us a discount on rooms (Updated 18 Feb 2018)

• • 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

The rooms they have discounted or 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 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 Quene 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 Skinsuits and Speedsuits. Basically, as long as your wetsuit is not more than 5mm thick, it can be used.

Course Maps

Below are links for the maps of the course ~ showing the lake swim, bike course in the park, and run course and timing/transition area. "THESE will be loaded soon as I get them done, wanted to get the rest of the site up/this is posted 6 Sep 2013

There are pictures on two different race pages showing pre-race and the swim; and the next page has bike, run and banquet pics. As this is the first year for the race, we do not have this pictures yet but after the July 2014 race, this area will have pictures published to it.

Click here to show Portland to the right, Forest Grove where the hotels are and the lake/park area to the left.

Click here to show an Overview of Henry Hagg Lake area with the swim course in green (1,584 feet length/3,168 feet loop); bike course in red (10.5 mile loop); run course in yellow (1.45 mile loop). Bike and run mileage is an estimate based on the Google Earth tracking system, we will be working to get an accurate meausuement for these two courses. 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)

Click here to show the parking lot we will use as the transition area.

Click here to show a larger view of the transtion/parking lot area.

Click here to show the swim course.

Click here to show the bike course.

Click here to show the Garmin bike profile for the course.

Click here to show the 42.1 Mile/67.8K Strava bike profile for the course that Angie Gerber did, she rode 4 loops.

Click here to show the Garmin profile for the bike course that Nathan Herzog did.

Click here to show the run course.