The 2017 Eugene Marathon marks the 11th Anniversary of one of America’s premier marathons being held right in TrackTown USA. That’s right, a decade of fast times and personal triumphs running in the footsteps of legends.
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 7, 2016.
And stay tuned in the coming weeks as we’ll be announcing the full slate of Eugene Marathon events, from traditional favorites to exciting new additions just for 2017.
No matter where you live or how fast your pace, every runner is a Citizen of TrackTown USA. In 2017, run home to Eugene.
Race Day Information
The 26.2 mile race starts on the corner of 15th Avenue and Agate Street, in front of historic Hayward Field. The course runs the first 9 miles through south Eugene around Amazon Park and the University of Oregon. Runners then cross the Knickerbocker footbridge and split from the half marathoners as the full marathon participants turn east (right) down the canal path toward Springfield. The 5 mile Springfield loop takes participants by Island Park and Springfield High School and ends with a scenic pass by the University of Oregon’s Autzen Stadium and the baseball park on Leo Harris Parkway.
Participants return to the Eugene bike paths where they enjoy approximately 9 miles of scenic river trails and run in and out of six parks. Along the way, runners will cruise by Alton Baker Park, Owens Rose Garden and Skinner Butte. In total, participants run by 12 parks before reaching the arches of Powell Plaza and the final stretch on the track at historic Hayward Field. No doubt, this is one of the prettiest and flattest USATF certified marathons in the country!
Run TrackTown 5K
Participants of this unique 5K will head east on 15th to beautiful Fairmount Blvd. With a quick pass through the pretty neighborhood streets, 5Kers get back to campus via 18th and Alder. The final mile heads down 13th through the middle of campus, where runners and walkers make the final push up Agate to a spectacular finish on the track!
2016 Course Map (PDF)
We are thrilled to have both Saturday races (5K & Kids Run) finish once again on the track at Hayward Field; just like the full and half marathon! You can expect all of the same excitement – including the popular Krusteaz Flap Jack. And, even better, you can eat a flap jack too at the Krusteaz pancake breakfast after the race! Thanks Krusteaz!
BEAT THE KRUSTEAZ FLAP JACK AND WIN!
The Krusteaz Flap Jack conitnues to reach new heights in popularity. More and more of you speedsters are training to beat him in the 5K and win a years supply of yummy Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix. In 2012 only 10 people crossed the finish line before our fluffy friend. How about 2013, you ask? Only 4 folks were faster! Flapjack was kind in 2014. He ‘allowed’ more winners. All “winners” receive Krusteaz pancakes and coupons. We hope you’re training to beat the Krusteaz Flap Jack in 2015!
Run TrackTown Kids Duck Dash
Here’s a chance for kids to participate in a marathon – one mile at a time. Kids run or walk 25.5 miles over a period of time, logging their progress. Then on race day kids complete the final distance to make it a full marathon. Kids who track and complete the entire marathon distance receive a Finisher’s Certificate, t-shirt, medal and post race Krusteaz Pancake Breakfast.
Don’t want to run a whole marathon? That’s fine too. Kids can still participate in the run on Saturday with all of the other kids! Just register online, pick up your packet at the Expo or race morning and get ready to run!
The volunteer workforce at TrackTown USA is an essential component in making historic Hayward Field a world-class environment for both athletes and spectators.
Our Goal: To create the best possible atmosphere for great competition and extraordinary fan experience. We will achieve this goal through teamwork, inclusiveness, and awareness while celebrating running and the sport of track and field.
Our Message to Participants: As an official, volunteer, or staff member; we recognize you are here to perform at your best. From your arrival to departure, we will do everything we can to make this an environment in which you will reach your highest potential