Dirty Duck 5k Comes Back for Second Year

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s bye week for the Oregon Ducks but Duck fans were still throwing up their O’s today, as they ran the Dirty Duck 5-k at Alton Baker Park. The run is a combination of die-hard Duck fans and other popular color runs. In its second year, the race brought out over 500 … Continue reading »

Prefontaine Classic Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — Day one of the Prefontaine Classic got underway Friday evening at historic Hayward Field. Fans say they wouldn’t miss the annual meet that shows off the best of the best track athletes from around the world. A number of people we spoke with said this isn’t their first time at the 40th … Continue reading »

Marathons: Train Without Pain

EUGENE, Ore. – Running season is just beginning and if you’re training for a race, local doctors want to make sure you cross the finish line injury-free. Running a marathon is a challenging and ambitious goal so you may think you’re doing the right thing by training hard, but doctors say doing too much too … Continue reading »

Kids Run for Children’s Miracle Network

EUGENE, Ore. — The heavy downpour Sunday didn’t stop nearly 150 kids from running a couple miles Sunday morning to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. The Kids Running for Kids race had two options for the young ones. They could either run or walk a 5K or a 1K race. Organizers said this year’s … Continue reading »

Eugene Man to Run Across Japan

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is planning to run across Japan to raise money for tsunami relief. It was just before the New Year that Aaron Porter came up with the idea to run across Japan. Long before Japan, it all started by running to solve a problem, not escape one. Nearly every day … 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 »

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 Sunday Streets Moves Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — The third annual Eugene Sunday Streets is taking over downtown for the first time. Organizers say the event is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle and local business, which is why they decided to bring things to the city center this year. The location won’t be the only new addition though; this … Continue reading »

Mother of Steve Prefontaine Dies

EUGENE, Ore. — The mother of running legend Steve Prefontaine has passed away. Elfreide Prefontaine died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Medical Center RiverBend, 12 days after suffering a fall at a Eugene assisted living facility. She was 88 years old. Those who knew Prefontaine say she continued her son’s legacy after his death in 1975. … Continue reading »

City Prepares for Eugene Marathon Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — When the starter pistol goes off, the last thing any marathon runner or spectator is thinking about is a bomb. But with everything that happened in Boston, local enforcement isn’t taking any chances. ‘In light of that, we decided that we’re going to take some proactive measures to make sure that nothing … Continue reading »

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