News tagged with ‘TrackTown USA’

Eugene Marathon Returns For Twelfth Consecutive Race

October 1, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. – The 2018 Eugene Marathon marks the twelfth consecutive running of the race and returns to the original 2007 race date—Sunday, April 29. Runners will finish on the track at Historic Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. “We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the twelfth Eugene Marathon in 2018,” said race director Richard Maher. “It’s a testament to the runners, fans and citizens of Eugene that we’ve become established as …more »

Eugene Marathon: 10 Years Running

November 1, 2015

One of the Northwest’s premier marathons returns on May 1, 2016 with the 10th running of the Eugene Marathon. Named a “perfect race” by Runner’s World magazine, you’ll enjoy a scenic, USATF-certified course known for its flat route as it passes through beautiful parks and tree-lined paths that crisscross the picturesque Willamette River. In a nod to the history and tradition of being held in “TrackTown USA”, the Eugene Marathon features a full weekend of …more »

World Indoor Championships to return to U.S. in 2016 – Portland, OR Named Host City

November 15, 2013

From USATF Press Release- Portland, Oregon, will host the 2016 World Indoor Track & Field Championships after the IAAF Council on Friday voted to bring the meet back to the U.S. for the first time since 1987. USATF President Stephanie Hightower, USATF CEO Max Siegel, and TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna presented the joint Portland bid to the IAAF Council on Friday morning in Monaco. Birmingham, England, also bid for the event. The 2016 World …more »

Eugene Marathon Makes Big Changes – Event Moves to July in 2014

August 2, 2013

From Press Release – 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. TrackTown USA and the Eugene Marathon announced plans to collaborate on the annual summer event. Saturday’s schedule will feature a 5-kilometer race in addition to an all-comers meet and …more »

Eugene to Host 2014 World Junior Track & Field Championships

November 11, 2011

From USATF Press Release – USA Track & Field and TrackTown USA local organizers presented their bid Friday at the IAAF Council Meeting in Monaco. The Council unanimously awarded the Championships to USATF and Eugene early Friday afternoon. The 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships will mark the first time the United States has hosted an IAAF World Athletics Series event since the 1992 IAAF World Cross Country Championships were held in Boston. “We are proud …more »