EUGENE, Ore. Making it easy for participants and spectators to keep pace with all things Eugene Marathon, the annual race has released a mobile app for free download. Runners, spectators and fans can access race information, course maps and can track runners’ real-time progress during the 5k, half or full Eugene Marathon right from their phones.
“Building a dedicated mobile app for the Eugene Marathon helps our participants and fans stay informed and organized,” said Race Director Richard Maher. “Ours also has a unique feature that lets you track specific runners as they progress on race day. Even if you’re not running, you can download the app and follow your favorite participant or that special someone in real-time as they run.”
Available for both Apple and Android mobile operating systems, the Eugene Marathon app helps runners, spectators and volunteers prepare for the race and stay up-to-date on the latest information. From preview and training run announcements to exclusive VIP content, the app gives all those interested in the Eugene Marathon instant access whenever they have their phone and a web connection.
“We’re using technology to stay better connected to the runners, volunteers and fans who make the Eugene Marathon possible,” said Maher. “Easy, fast and free, the Eugene Marathon app has all the information participants want along with a few fun surprises.”
In addition to receiving announcements and alerts and providing the ability to track specific runners on race day, users of the Eugene Marathon app can check race weekend and race day schedules, explore course maps, browse volunteer announcements, receive special spectator contests and read tips for enjoying the race.
The Eugene Marathon app is now available for free download from the App Store or Google Play.
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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.