UO DISTANCE SUPERSTAR CHESEREK HEADLINES TRACKTOWN TUESDAY
Oregon senior Edward Cheserek is the winningest track and field athlete in NCAA history with 17 national titles, a three-time finalist for The Bowerman award, and the reigning collegiate record-holder in the mile. The UO distance superstar will also be our featured guest at the next TrackTown Tuesday event on May 2. Our other special guests will be three-time Olympian Shannon Rowbury, who currently holds three American records; Oregon Track Club Elite newcomer Andrew Osagie and Pre Classic meet director Tom Jordan.
Q&A With NASDAQ Chairman & TrackTown Summer Series Investor Bob Greifeld
With the guidance and investment of renowned business leaders, the TrackTown Summer Series has gone from nascent concept to actualized circuit. This is just the beginning of something bigger, and better, for the sport of track and field in the United States.
The acumen, credibility, and insights the investors bring to the endeavor provide an ideal foundation for the Series to flourish.
The TrackTown Summer Series returns in 2017 with an expanded format of two West Coast meets and a championship meet. The West Coast 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.
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.
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.