FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2017
EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Marathon is pleased to announce that the 2018 race will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018. The 2018 Marathon will mark the twelfth consecutive running of the race and returns to the original 2007 race date—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 one of America’s premier marathons for more than a decade now.”
Festivities for the 2018 Marathon will kick off Friday, April 27 with the full and half Eugene Marathon slated for Sunday, April 29. The 2018 event will 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 saw runners from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and from nearly twenty different countries in 2017 and we’re looking forward to continuing that trend.”
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 previous two years. In 2016 and 2017, the Marathon received a prestigious Gold certification from the Council for Responsible Sport.
Registration opens August 1, 2017 at EugeneMarathon.com. ###
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About the Eugene Marathon: Established in 2007, the Eugene Marathon features a marathon, half-marathon, 5-kilometer race and 1-kilometer kids run. Runner’s World magazine named it a ‘Best of the Best’ race and also recognized it as one of the 10 Greenest Races. The race finishes at Historic Hayward Field, one of the world’s most iconic track and field stadiums.