Schwarzman Makes $2.5 Million Gift to USATF Foundation in Support of Elite Track & Field Athletes
NEW YORK CITY – The USA Track & Field Foundation today announced that Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, has made an unprecedented $2.5 million donation in support of elite athletes. The gift will provide financial support to the most promising track & field athletes as they train for the World Championships and Olympic Games.
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.
FANS BID FAREWELL TO TEAM EATON AT TRACKTOWN TUESDAY
By Kylee O’Connor / TrackTown USA
EUGENE, Ore. – A capacity crowd of 300 fans gathered in the Downtown Athletic Club to bid a happy retirement to two of Eugene’s favorite Olympians, and look towards the future of two current University of Oregon standouts.
The TrackTown Summer Series returns in 2017 with an expanded format of two regional meets and a championship meet. The regional meets will be held on June 29 at Stanford University in Palo Alto CA. and July 2 at Mt. Hood Community College in Portland. The championship meet is scheduled to be contested on July 6 at New York City’s Icahn Stadium. It will be televised live on ESPN.
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.
ONE LOCATION, TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS
JUNE 7-10 AT HAYWARD FIELD
The 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships return to Hayward Field in TrackTown USA this June. Don’t miss America’s best male and female collegiate athletes compete for individual and team titles over four days of thrilling competition on June 7-10.
This will be the 15th time that Hayward Field has been the site of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, more than any other venue in the history of the meet. As the heart and soul of track and field in the United States, TrackTown USA is slated to host the NCAA Championships through at least 2021.
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
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.
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.