Eugene Marathon Announces Date for 10th Anniversary Race

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Marathon is pleased to announce that the 2016 race will be held Sunday, May 1, 2016. The 2016 Marathon will mark the tenth anniversary of the race.

The 2016 race date is in recognition of the very first Eugene Marathon, held during the same weekend ten years ago.

“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Eugene Marathon in 2016,” said race director Richard Maher. “It’s a testament to the runners, fans and citizens of Eugene that we’ve been one of America’s premier marathons for a decade now.”

Festivities for the 2016 Marathon will kick off Friday, April 29 with the full and half Eugene Marathon slated for Sunday, May 1. The 2016 event will also welcome back popular favorites including the 5k run, Kids Duck Dash and the Health and Fitness Expo.

“We’ve enjoyed passionate interest from the more than 100,000 runners and volunteers who have participated in the Marathon over the years,” said Maher. “We expect a strong turnout in 2016 to continue that tradition for the tenth running of the race.”

Established in 2007, the Eugene Marathon has been recognized by Runner’s World magazine as one of the “Best of the Best” marathons in the United States. In 2015, Marathon & Beyond magazine scored the Eugene Marathon a 91%–a better score than any other marathon over the past two years.

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