The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 (formerly Oregon21) are coming to Eugene for the world's largest sporting event of the year. This will be the first time in history that the championships are held in the United States. This esteemed event will bring 2,000 athletes to compete at one of the finest running tracks in the world right here in TrackTown USA.
The event will be held at Hayward Field, which underwent major renovations in 2020 to become one of the world's leading venues for track and field events, full of state-of-the-art facilities for athletes and coaches and seating for up to 30,000 spectators. Hayward Field has a history of hosting elite international events, welcoming six U.S. Olympic Team Trials, the annual Prefontaine Classic, multiple USATF Outdoor Championships and the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships through 2022.
This event was original scheduled for the summer of 2021 but postoned due to COVID-19.
Photographs by Thomas Boyd.