Running Towards Success

EUGENE, Ore.– It is an exciting time to be a runner in Tracktown USA! Eugene has many marathons and track meets lined up this year, but before you lace up your running shoes, The Eugene Running Company is offering helpful tips to a successful running season. The store’s owner, Bob Coll, says the most important … Continue reading »

Heat Causes Medical Problems at Marathon

LOS ANGELES (CNN) — The heat was too much for some runners at the LA Marathon Sunday. KABC reports 185 people were treated for injuries, most related to heat. Thirty-six people were taken to hospitals, including a man who had a heart attack. The temperature at the start of the 26-mile race was 71 degrees … Continue reading »

Marathon Monday: Finding Your Footing

EUGENE, Ore. — Signing up for a marathon or a half marathon is a big feat. Once you take the first step, and sign up, the training begins. There are many items out there to help runners train for great distances, but all you really need is a little heart and “sole”. “I found stretching … Continue reading »

Marathon Mondays: Introducing Kat

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the place goals are reached, and dreams are made. Historic Hayward Field. In May, thousands of runners will converge on the track for the Eugene Marathon. This year one women is challenging herself to finish her first half marathon. Kat Mertz is the head coach of the University of Oregon Women’s … Continue reading »

Eugene-Springfield Marathon May 2015

EUGENE, Ore. — You can’t have too many races in Eugene. That’s according to a group of experienced runners who are kicking off a new marathon. The Eugene-Springfield Marathon will run through northeast Eugene, Hayden Bridge, along the McKenzie and Willamette River and beyond. The goal is to give Boston Marathon hopefuls a chance to … Continue reading »

Local Runner in Boston

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 50 runners from the Eugene area ran in Monday’s Boston Marathon. The owner of the Eugene Running Company, Bob Coll says he first ran it in 1987; after last year’s bombing, he knew he had to run it this year. Coll described the race as emotional and electric, thanks to … Continue reading »

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 »

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