A Soggy & Sentimental Couples 5K

EUGENE, Ore. — In the name of love, nearly 200 people toughed it out in the wet weather Saturday morning for an annual couples 5K run in Eugene. The official title of the race is the Michael DeRobertis Memorial Couples Classic. The course starts and ends at the River Road Parks and Recreation District, where DeRobertis … Continue reading »

Food & Beer Entice Runners in the Cold

EUGENE, Ore. — More than one 150 people braved the cold Sunday morning, for race that promised a meal and fresh beer at the finish line. The third annual Dash & Dine race started and ended at the Holiday Inn Express on Franklin Boulevard. Runners had the choice of running a 5k or 15k, and … Continue reading »

Runners Show Off Ugly Sweaters

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s not your usual running attire, but hundreds threw on ugly Christmas sweaters and ran through downtown Eugene Sunday. This 5K walk and run is not only an athletic competition. Participants are judged on who wore the tackiest holiday get-up. It started at Alton Baker Park and ended at 5th Street Public … Continue reading »

Exercising in the Storm

EUGENE, Ore. — The wet weather certainly didn’t discourage runners, from getting out. A number of people Monday said they don’t care it if it’s raining, they still brave the cold to get a good run in. Runners say there’s never going to be a perfect time to run during the fall and winter in … Continue reading »

Run to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Runners are gearing up for a half marathon in Corvallis this weekend to support a local nonprofit. The Benton Habitat for Humanity is hosting several runs at Crescent Valley High School on Sunday, and there are still spots open. There will also be a 10 k run/walk, 5k run/walk, and a fun … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Vin Lananna and Ian Dobson

TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna: Former Olympian and event organizer Ian Dobson:

Thousands Run From Butte to Butte

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people ran from Spencer Butte to Skinner Butte in the 40th annual Butte to Butte race. In honor of the 4th of July some runners wore red, white, and blue. Nabi and Kathleen Malekzedah were decked out from head to toe in patriotic clothing and have been running this race … Continue reading »

Out & About: June 14th-16th

There are a lot of ways to enjoy this weekend. Here are some ideas from 104.7 FM KDUK’s Valerie Steele. Out & About Links: Prost8K Musical Feet Second Friday Art Walk Vintage Car Show For more information on these and other great events or to submit your own, click here.

Eugene Marathon Registration Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Monday was the last day you could register for the Eugene Marathon by mail, marking a quick approach to the seventh annual race. At this point, there are already 7,600 runners signed up for the April race, and there are still two weeks left to register online. The marathon director says that’s … Continue reading »

‘The Rad Run’ Shoots Commercial

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Folks in Junction City took advantage of Friday’s sunny weather to do a bit of self-promotion. They shot a commercial for the Rad Run, a 5K obstacle course set for May 11. Olympian Ashton Eaton and several mascots made an appearance. “There are a lot of runs that are corporate and … Continue reading »

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