TrackTown USA Focuses on Upcoming Events

EUGENE, Ore. — The race to land the 2019 IAAF World Championships has come to an end. Doha, Qatar came out on top, winning the bid over Barcelona, Spain and Eugene. Residents are still proud of Eugene and that the IAAF is still going to stay busy with future events in Oregon. “It’s unfortunate because … Continue reading »

OSU Brothers Leave on Run Across Oregon

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Two brothers at Oregon State University left Monday morning to run more than a marathon a day for the next two months – but this is not the first time they have gone on a long journey. Jeremiah Godby, 21, and his older brother Isaiah Godby, 23, ran across the United States … 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 »

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 ParksĀ 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 »

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