EUGENE, Ore. The Eugene Marathon introduces a fun, unique experience for race weekend festivities. DJ Yoga Flow combines smooth and soulful music with the meditative trance of yoga. Hosted by locals from Hard Core Yoga and DJ Mandy Mac, DJ Yoga Flow gives runners and participants a different, enjoyable way to stretch and relax before race day.
“We are really excited to incorporate something new into the Health and Fitness Expo this year,” says Eugene Marathon Race Director Richard Maher. “Bringing an interesting blend of ideas and activities to the table is what the Eugene Marathon is all about. This will be the perfect way to bring the runners together for something new.”
Race weekend festivities start Friday, May 5 and will continue through the full and half Eugene Marathons on Sunday, May 7. DJ Yoga Flow will be held from 4-5pm on Saturday, May 6 at the University of Oregon Rec Center Field #1, the same location as the Health and Fitness Expo. Participants should bring their own mats if possible, but one will be provided for those who traveled to Eugene for the race. Admission is free and participants are encouraged to arrive early as spots will fill-up fast.
“DJ Yoga Flow combines all of my favorite things—running, music and yoga,” Maher added. “Feeling relaxed and loose before a race is one of the best things runners can do for their performance and this new offering will help participants do just that.”
In addition to the full and half marathons, other races scheduled around the Eugene Marathon include the Kids Duck Dash and the Run TrackTown 5k, both scheduled for Saturday, May 6.
The 2017 event will be the 11th running of the Eugene Marathon. Last year’s race saw participants from all 50 states and eight countries.
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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.