The Pacific Northwest is made for sports and sports fans. A temperate climate, natural venues from lakes to mountains, spectacular modern sports facilities, and a welcoming community all contribute to the area's appeal as a sports destination.
Talk to a local and discover quickly that the region's residents are proud of their outdoor, athletic and sporty lifestyles. Known as Track Town USA, the Running Capital of the World and the birthplace of Nike, Eugene has a strong athletic legacy. Miles of bicycle and pedestrian pathways and an award-winning public transit system bolster an environmentally-aware and physically active community.
Eugene also has a proven track record for hosting large volume, high profile events from the Olympic Trials - Track & Field to the Eugene Marathon to Oregon Duck football games. Home to the second largest Oregon airport, a downtown Amtrak station and easy access to Interstate 5, Eugene's ingress and egress is streamlined and easy. With a hospitality sector accustomed to the special needs of athletes and the ability to handle large groups of fans, participants are ensured a professional and pleasant visit.
And this region isn't limited to running, cycling or football. The Oregon coast is home to the world's first sand park for the novel sport of sandboarding and one of the nation's few tree climbing operations is headquartered here in the Cascade mountains. Many area lakes are host to rowing competitions and triathlons. The Willamette and McKenzie Rivers are renowned for white water rafting, kayaking and fishing. Two ski and snowboarding resorts, over half a dozen tournament-quality golf courses, several state-of-the-art swimming pools, many ballet and martial arts academies, independent yoga studios and new Frisbee golf courses create a textured and varied athletic landscape.
Bring your sports event to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region and we will help make it a successful and positive experience. Please contact the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission at 800.547.5445 or complete our online RFP form.