Running Fans Gather at Pre’s Rock

EUGENE, Ore. — They come from all over — Illinois, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minnesota — to give a gift to a man they never met. “People obviously leave many things here,” said Bethanne Goldman as she gestured to the different knickknacks surrounding the plaque at Pre’s Rock. “We left a brochure up here, just for the … Continue reading »

University of Oregon Takes Advantage of Trials Crowds

EUGENE, Ore. — The Olympic Track and Field Trials are monumental for athletes hoping to get to London, but the event is also a big opportunity for the University of Oregon. The trials are bringing thousands of people to Eugene and subsequently, right to the UO campus. The school said it’s doing its best to make the most … Continue reading »

Big Names Discuss Redemption, Bacon on Eve of Trials

EUGENE, Ore.– Track & Field’s big names were front and center for today’s press conference on the eve of the Olympic Trials. The theme was redemption, particularly for Justin Gatlin, one of the biggest and most polarizing names in the sport. After serving a four-year doping ban, the embattled star returns to the Trials with … Continue reading »

Free Shuttles for Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Transit District and Starline Luxury Coaches will provide free shuttles for the Olympic Trials. The shuttles will run every 15 minutes, beginning two to three hours before the start of events. You can catch the shuttles at Park and Ride locations at Autzen Stadium and South Eugene High School, or if you … Continue reading »

Estimated Local Economic Boost from the Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — The Olympic Track and Field Trials are expected to boost the local economy, but estimates may be surprising. Travel Lane County predicts event spectators, athletes and media will contribute $31 million to the local economy over the 10-day span of the trials. Lisa Lawton with Travel Lane County says it anticipates more … Continue reading »