Marathon Mondays: Coaching

EUGENE, Ore. — It can be hard to stay motivated when running long distances alone, but it’s about finding the motivation, with the help of others, to step out and run. On a Saturday morning most people are relaxing from the work week or getting ready for weekend fun; but for some athletes, they’re up … Continue reading »

Marathon Monday: Making Time to Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners getting ready for this year’s Eugene Marathon or Half Marathon are hopefully running more than just a few miles a day. With less than eight weeks until race day, half marathon runners are running more than 20 miles a week, while marathon runners are running double that. Running those distances takes … 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 »

Hundreds Run In Ugly Sweater Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of runners put on their tackiest Christmas sweaters Sunday for the second annual Oregon Ugly Sweater Run. Kids, adults, even dogs dressed up in their ugliest holiday attire for the 5k run at Alton Baker Park. Some runners came all the way from Portland to participate because they say it’s impossible … Continue reading »

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 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 »

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