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

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THE 12TH SEASON OF “TRACKTOWN TUESDAY” BEGINS ON JAN. 9, 2018 AT THE DOWNTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB.

From humble beginnings in 2007 – when a small gathering of around 30 people showed up in the Bowerman Building lobby to hear about plans for the 2008 Olympic Trials – these free monthly town hall meetings have evolved into highly anticipated community events.

 

Hosted by TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna, the shows provide an entertaining forum in which long supportive fans are able to connect with local athletes, coaches and other distinguished guests while getting the inside scoop on the latest news from TrackTown USA.

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CONNECTING LOCAL TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES AND THE SPORT TO THE CITIZENS OF TRACKTOWN

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June 5 (Hayward Field)

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Alexi Pappas: When role models exceed expectations

There’s a saying that you should never meet your idols in person because they can never live up to your expectations.

I’ve found that to be true sometimes: when I met Serena Williams in Rio, she spent our whole interaction complaining about the food in the Village dining hall. I was disappointed – I wanted to get some morsel of …

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN INNOVATION AND ASPIRATION INTERSECT WITH THE SPORT OF TRACK AND FIELD?

THE TRACKTOWN SUMMER SERIES.

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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.

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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.

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2018 Eugene Marathon

The 2018 Eugene Marathon marks the 12th Anniversary of one of America’s premier marathons being held right in TrackTown USA.

Festivities will kick off Friday, April 27th 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, April 29th, 2018.

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