Ranked first for "Best Places in the U.S. for Runners" by Outside magazine in 2021, Eugene is heralded as TrackTown USA.

Discover the heart and home of track and field, from the soft thump of shoes on the chip trails to the roar of the fans at track meets. With a temperate climate, miles of running trails and an enthusiastic track community, Eugene, Oregon shines as an ideal place to run.

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Cheer on runners along a trail run through scenic forests, a classic road race, a fun "mud run," an easy walk for charity, or even at a youth track day. But being a spectator is only part of the fun. 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. Around here a 5K naturally augments any type of celebration or gathering!

Eugene's Running Community

Part of the magic attributed to Eugene-Springfield as a running destination is the enthusiasm for track among its residents. Not only have great runners emerged from the University of Oregon's track team and world renowned athletes competed here — many residents are passionate about running themselves! 

You see this manifested in the cheering crowds that fill Hayward Field's stadium seats or line the roadways for the Eugene Marathon. It is also apparent by the many locally-owned running stores across town, the numerous group runs and 5K walk/run events, the miles of lovingly maintained chip trails and the sheer volume of amateur runners out on the trails, rain or shine.

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