Run With Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Runners will be taking over 5th Street between Centennial Boulevard and A Street on Friday evening for the second annual Nick Symmonds 800 Meter Race, and the star Olympian himself will be running alongside them. Last year’s race was a huge success; almost 200 people participated and an even bigger turnout is … Continue reading »

Pre’s Trail Revival Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners are gearing up for the annual Pre’s Trail Revival Run. The Oregon Track Club event happens Friday night at 6:30. The 4K course starts at Alton Baker Park and will feature hay bale obstacles. Proceeds go directly toward the yearly upkeep of the trail. Event coordinators like Kim McManus say it’s … 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 »

Marathon Runner Returns from Boston

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene runner who was in the medical tent at the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off is back home. Larry Coxe spoke with KEZI 9 News by phone just hours after the bombings. He flew back late Tuesday night. When asked how he felt to be … 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 »