Oregon Double Anvil™

June 18 ~ 21, 2020 (Updated Dates) – Gaston, Oregon USA


Teri and Kirby are happy to announce new dates for 2020, moving the race to June instead of July. We hope these new dates work out great for everyone. As well as new dates, we will also be offering those people that have trouble swimming or running the ability to still have fun with the ANVIL family and participate in a Ultra distance Aquavelo or Duathlon.

Steve Kirby and Teri Smith
Race Directors
USA Ultra Tri™


When: Race Checkin for all is 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, 18 June 2020
Dinner/Race Brief: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 18 June 2020
Race Start for all triathletes and Aquavelo: 7:00 a.m. Friday, 19 June 2020
Race Start for single duathletes: 8:00 a.m. Friday, 19 June 2020
Race Start for double duathletes: 9:00 a.m. Friday, 19 June 2020
Race Finish Times: see schedule below
Awards Ceremony/Lunch for all: 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, 21 June 2020

Time Limits

Double Anvil™ Solo/Team athletes have 39 hours (3 more hours than the normal Double’s allow): 10 p.m. Saturday
Double Anvil™ Aquavelo athletes have 29 hours: 12 p.m. Saturday; and Duathlon athletes 37 hours: 10 p.m. Saturday
Single Anvil™ athletes have 18 hours (1 hour more than the normal Ironman/Full distance allow): 2:00 a.m. Saturday
Single Anvil™ Aquavelo athletes have 14 hours: 9:00 p.m.; and Duathlon athletes have 17 hours: 1 a.m. Saturday

Once the race begins, the clock continues, even if you rest for a couple of hours. These races are formatted the same as other triathlons, so you will complete the 7.2/4.8/2.4 mile swim first followed by the 336/224/112 mile bike and finish with the 78.6/52.4/26.2 mile run, or appropriate for the Aquavelo / Duathlon.


Check In & Race Start will be at Henry Hagg Lake Boat Ramp & Recreation Area C.
Awards Ceremony/Lunch will be at Prime Time Restaurant and Sports Bar.


Please see race application for price increase dates and application deadlines! Single Anvil: $350.00
Single Aquavelo/Duathlon: $275.00
Solo Double Anvil: $850.00
Double Aquavelo/Duathlon: $650.00
Team Double Anvil: 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.

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.


You can either send a Check (U.S. Dollars) made out to Steve Kirby; or use the following apps: Venmo, Google/Samsung/Apple Pay, Revolut, or Paypal (use kirbrunner@gmail.com for all) to pay for your entry fee and any other fees associated with the race (shelter rental, food for your support crew, etc).

If you use PayPal, please select “I’m sending money to family or friends” rather than “I’m paying for goods or services” in order to avoid the transaction fee. Additionally, if you do not want to be charged a fee for using a credit card, select the option to pull the funds from your bank account. If you decide to use a credit card, please be sure to have the fee paid by the sender and not charged to Steve Kirby.

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, can be used anytime before, during or post race.
  • Awards luncheon and ceremony
  • For Singles and Doubles finishing the race you get a Placement or Finishers Buckle, a IUTA Finishers Medallion (Double Anvil tri 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.

 Weather Temps

Park staff says water temps are about 70ºF (21.11ºC) degrees. On average, the high in June is 75ºF (24ºC) degrees and the low is 50ºF (10ºC).  June has .6 inches of rain on average.


Double Anvil™ triathlon and Aquavelo/Duathlon 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.


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

Best Western University Inn & Suites located at 3933 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 992-8888 Toll Free (800) 780-7234.  They have given us a really nice discount on Double Queen and King rooms.  Make reservations online using the link above or if you call, mention Oregon Double.

McMenamins Grand Lodge located at 3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 992-9533 Toll Free (877) 992-9530.

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.

Forest Grove Inn located at 4433 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 357-9700.
Clean budget rate hotel, across the street from our Awards Cermony on Sunday.

Wetsuits / Skinsuits / Speedsuits

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.