In the spring of 2015, the 27-member IAAF Council awarded the 2021 World Championships to the United States and the state of Oregon. USA Track &Field, the national governing body for the sport in this country, the City of Eugene and local organizing committee TrackTown USA will host the meet at the University of Oregon’s historic Hayward Field.
It marks the first time in the 33-year history of the IAAF World Championships that it will be contested in the USA. The 2017 IAAF World Championships will be held in London, England and the 2019 Championships will be held in Doha, Qatar
31 athletes with ties to Oregon set for 2017 World Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – The state of Oregon will have a robust presence at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London this week.
A total of 31 men’s and women’s track and field athletes with ties to Oregon are set to compete in the 10-day meet which begins Friday at Olympic Stadium, the site of the 2012 London Olympics.
The TrackTown Youth League presented by Providence Sports Medicine is a series of FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 8-14. The TrackTown Youth League was created by the Oregon Sports Authority and TrackTown USA to encourage Oregon youth from all backgrounds and income levels to become healthy and active members of the community, inspire youth to participate in track & field and further Oregon’s position as the spiritual home for the sport in this country.
OLYMPIANS, NCAA HEAD COACHES HIGHLIGHT TRACKTOWN TUESDAY SEASON FINALE
By Romaine Soh / TrackTown USA
EUGENE, Ore. – With the best collegiate track and field athletes gathered in Eugene for the upcoming NCAA Outdoor Championships this week, Hayward Field was adorned with NCAA decorations head to toe.
TrackTown Tuesday attendees gathered in the West Grandstands to hear from USC head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert and Texas A&M head coach Pat Henry, who lead two of the nation’s top-ranked programs. 800-meter Olympians Nick Symmonds and Clayton Murphy also returned to the track where they had qualified for the U.S. Olympic team not as athletes, but as guest speakers.
TrackTown Fitness is a free community fitness program based on concepts first taught by University of Oregon track and field coach Bill Bowerman more than 50 years ago. His community jogging classes are credited with sparking the running boom in the U.S. and we’re using those same principles to set the standard for a healthy community and state.
The 2017 Eugene Marathon marks the 11th Anniversary of one of America’s premier marathons being held right in TrackTown USA.
Festivities will kick off Friday, May 5th with all of your favorites set to return for Marathon weekend, including the 5k run, Kids Duck Dash and the Health and Fitness Expo. Both the full and half marathons will take place Sunday, May 7th, 2016.
TRACKTOWN LIVE WEBCASTS TO SHOWCASE NCAA OUTDOOR T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS
The fourth edition of “TrackTown LIVE” returns to historic Hayward Field in June with two live 90-minute webcasts showcasing the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Each of the two shows will feature a star-studded lineup of special guests as the NCAA Championships arrive in TrackTown USA, June 7-10, for the 14th time, the most of any venue in the modern era of collegiate track and field.