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TrackTown Fitness is in its 5th season and is a free community fitness program based on concepts first taught by UO track and field coach Bill Bowerman more than 50 years ago.
The 13-week program will run each Sunday morning from 8 – 9 a.m. at Autzen Stadium. There will be a focus on preparing everyone for the Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k on April 27–28, but TrackTown Fitness is open to all ages and abilities.
Free parking will be located off of Leo Harris Parkway on the south-east side of the stadium. Enter through the south gate. Click here for a detailed map.
TrackTown Fitness is a free event, but everyone must register and sign a waiver to participate. To save time, you can print out and bring your completed registration form/signed waiver to receive your 2019 TrackTown Fitness key tag. We will also have registration forms and waivers available to sign in person on Sunday morning. The key tags track attendance and rewards will be offered to those who hit participation milestones!
About TrackTown Fitness:
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.
“TrackTown Fitness does not adhere to a one-size-fits-all mentality. Rather, it is designed to support individual goals in a supportive group environment.”
– Alexi Pappas
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The program is under the direction of Coach Vin Lananna, who helped lead Team USA to a historic performance at the Rio Olympic Games as head coach of the U.S. men’s track & field team. Coach Lananna is excited to announce a 13-week TrackTown Fitness program in 2019 that will give participants the structure and motivation to achieve their fitness goals.
The program will run each Sunday morning from 8 – 9 a.m. at Autzen Stadium beginning January 27. There will be a focus on preparing everyone for the Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k on April 26–28, but everybody is welcome at TrackTown Fitness, whether you plan to participate in a Eugene Marathon event or not.
Bill Bowerman said that if you have a body, you’re an athlete. We take that concept seriously; TrackTown Fitness is welcoming and supportive of all ages and abilities and we can promise a fun, social, supportive environment for all. Whether you’re an experienced runner planning for a personal best, or TrackTown Fitness is the beginning of your journey to a healthier lifestyle, your goals will be respected equally.
About our TrackTown Fitness partner, PeaceHealth:
PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In Lane County alone, PeaceHealth is home to four hospitals as well as primary/specialty care clinics. We are grateful that TrackTown’s commitment extends beyond the sport of track and field, but also to the overall health of the community – and that’s why we are committed to supporting TrackTown Fitness.