Man Pops the Question at Finish Line

EUGENE, Ore. — While the Butte to Butte brought a lot of runners to their knees out of exhaustion, a local runner took a knee and asked his longtime girlfriend to marry him. During the race, friends handed out flowers to Riley Swanson as she ran. Then, once her boyfriend, Jason Bell, finished the race … Continue reading »

Thousands Run From Butte to Butte

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people ran from Spencer Butte to Skinner Butte in the 40th annual Butte to Butte race. In honor of the 4th of July some runners wore red, white, and blue. Nabi and Kathleen Malekzedah were decked out from head to toe in patriotic clothing and have been running this race … Continue reading »

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, … Continue reading »

Two Eugene Residents Win Butte to Butte Race

EUGENE, Ore. — The annual Butte to Butte race drew thousands of participants Wednesday morning. But like any race, there is only one first place. Both winners of the 10K are currently track town residents. Though this was a bit of a warm up for them, they say it’s still an accomplishment. In a lead … Continue reading »

More Than 5,000 Runners Race in Butte to Butte

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands made their way to the start of an uphill battle Wednesday morning. The 39th year of the Butte to Butte was the second largest race ever, with more than 5,000 participants. Whether it was a personal journey or just for fun, everyone was psyched to hit the pavement. Thousands shuffled to … Continue reading »

Trials Generate Butte to Butte Excitement

EUGENE, Ore. — The excitement of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials over the past week has spilled into the Butte to Butte Fourth of July race. The traditional run or walk event is in its 39th year. Organizers say registration is up this year, and they expect more than 5,000 people this year–that’s … Continue reading »