Eugene, Oregon has a long-standing reputation as the "Running Capital of the World." For anyone who has experienced the electrifying atmosphere inside Hayward Field or jogged along running trails where Olympic-caliber athletes train, it's no surprise that Eugene is called a runner's paradise, the epicenter of track and field, and TrackTown USA.
The Eugene-Springfield community's track legacy includes:
From the legend of Steve Prefontaine to Bill Bowerman's innovative creation of the waffle sole to the birth of Nike by UO Alum Phil Knight, Eugene is steeped in a rich running history and culture. Ranked among the best places for running, watching track and field events and for just being an all-out sports fan, Eugene is consistently noted for its athletic amenities and spirit.
Being a spectator, however, is optional. Join the camaraderie of fellow running enthusiasts by participating in one of a number of community runs. Lace up for the Eugene Marathon, the Butte to Butte or All-Comers' Track and Field Meet.
2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field
July 1 - 10, 2016
Historic Hayward Field, Eugene
Witness the formation of the U.S. Olympic team in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Tickets for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field are on sale now. Plan a running aficionado's excursion to Eugene to tour historic track sites, run world-class trails, shop for top-notch gear and partake in the fanfare and festivities around this monumental track event.