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 »

Managing Eugene Marathon Traffic

EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend is jam-packed with events, one of which will be taking over the streets of Eugene for nearly the entire day. The Eugene Marathon is just around the corner. Now in it’s seventh year, when it comes to managing a potential traffic nightmare, Eugene Marathon directors definitely have experience. With the … Continue reading »

Out & About: April 26th-28th

There are a lot of ways to enjoy the weekend. Here are some ideas from 104.7 FM KDUK’s Valerie Steele: It’s time for the Eugene Marathon, and kids can get in on the fun too. The Kids Duck Dash is a 1K run for kids ages 5 to 12. it starts at 8 a.m. on … Continue reading »

City Prepares for Eugene Marathon Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — When the starter pistol goes off, the last thing any marathon runner or spectator is thinking about is a bomb. But with everything that happened in Boston, local enforcement isn’t taking any chances. ‘In light of that, we decided that we’re going to take some proactive measures to make sure that nothing … Continue reading »

Busy Weekend Brings Big Business

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is gearing up for one of its busiest weekends of the year. Businesses in the area are getting ready for what will be a weekend packed full of visitors. “It’s going to be great, obviously. Sports are a huge thing in this community,” said Ben Sappington, Eugene Area … Continue reading »

Police Prep for Eugene Marathon

EUGENE, Ore. — In response to Monday’s tragic bombings, Eugene Marathon event organizers were scheduled to meet with the Eugene Police Department and all other involved parties Tuesday. Eugene police officers say they obviously cannot reveal their plans of protection, but they want the public to know they’re working to make sure everyone is safe … Continue reading »

Runners Talk about Boston Bombings

EUGENE, Ore. — The Boston Athletic Association’s website listed 351 runners from Oregon, 24 runners from Eugene, registered in the Boston Marathon Monday. KEZI 9 News spoke with Larry Coxe, who just finished the race and was in the medical tent being treated for dehydration when the bombs went off. “Quickly connected explosions happened and … Continue reading »

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