Butte to Butte Turns 40

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people will kick off their Fourth of July holiday by running through the streets of Eugene for the annual 40th Annual Butte to Butte race.

New this year, at the finish line, will be live entertainment and a finish line festival. Also there are some new sponsors like Umpqua Dairy, who will be serving up ice cream. Runners also get a 40th commemorative map.

Organizers say their largest crowd yet was a little more than 5,000 people back in 2008, and they’re hoping to get just as many this year for the special anniversary.

Shuttles will also be available at 5th Avenue and Pearl Street and 4th Avenue and Mill Street.

The neat thing about this run is that it is on the Fourth of July and people can get pretty festive. Organizers call it the people’s race. And if you are one of those people taking part, make sure you get out there early because there will be a big crowd.

The race is sponsored by the Oregon Track Club.

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