Volunteers Needed for Eugene Marathon

EUGENE, Ore. — Just 10 more days until the Eugene Marathon, and the race is on to find more volunteers. Organizers say they’re still short-handed and are hoping those who aren’t running will sign up to help out. They’re looking to fill a variety of positions, everything from course marshals, to helping out with packet … Continue reading »

Tracktown Tuesday – Introduction

EUGENE, Ore.  Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton kicks off coverage of the Eugene Marathon with some background on Hayward Field, the legend of Steve Prefontaine and Bill Bowerman and the impact they had on turning Eugene into Tracktown USA.

Tracktown Tuesday – Training

EUGENE, Ore. ¬†– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton talks to trainers at Oakway Fitness in Eugene about setting a plan for training whether it is your first or 40th marathon. Also, he talks to Ian Dobson, Olympic runner who details some alternatives to running with Team Run Eugene’s power circuit training sessions.

UO Opens Dorm to Marathon Runners

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a new option if you haven’t booked a place to stay during the Eugene Marathon. Organizers say some runners will be able to stay at the Barnhart Residence Hall on the University of Oregon campus Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights. With the World Junior Track and Field Championships also happening that … Continue reading »

Eugene Marathon Looks for Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Marathon is still more than four months away, but organizers are already looking to round up some volunteers to keep things running as smoothly as possible. The Eugene Half and Full Marathon is July 27th this year. The health and fitness expo opens at Matthew Knight Arena on July 25th. … Continue reading »

Eugene Marathon Moves to July in 2014

TrackTown President Vin Lananna and Eugene Marathon Founder Andy Heily: EUGENE, Ore. — Runners from around the world and their families now have an official weekend to return to the birthplace of jogging in America. Run TrackTown, a weekend celebration of running featuring the Eugene Marathon, debuts July 26-27, 2014 at Hayward Field in Eugene. … Continue reading »

Eugene Marathon Honors Boston Victims

EUGENE, Ore. — The 2013 Eugene Marathon took place less than two weeks after the Boston Marathon tragedy, which gave this year’s race a special meaning. Crowds lined the streets to show support for runners and for the people of Boston. Runners wore black ribbons during the race and held their hands over their hearts … Continue reading »

Runners Get a Boost from Cheering Crowds

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Marathon runners got an extra boost of energy from Sunday’s crowds. They say that of all the things they did to give to prepare, it was the energy and support of all the fans lining the street that gave them a second wind. The Eugene Marathon drew thousands of supporters, who … Continue reading »

Eugene Marathon Expo Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners from all over the country raced into the Lane Events Center Friday to get the first look at products offered at this year’s vendor expo. Since the time the doors opened, there’s been a very steady crowd of runners flooding in to see what companies from all over the country have … Continue reading »

Marathon Breaks Registration Record

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Marathon Director says the number of runners racing Sunday is record breaking and the volunteer support has been outstanding. The number of participants in the Eugene Marathon has nearly doubled since 2007. Back then there were about 4,600 runners. Now nearly 9,000 runners are walking through these doors to pick … Continue reading »

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