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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

Running & TrackTown USA

For anyone who has experienced the electrifying atmosphere at Hayward Field or jogged along the same running trails where Olympic athletes train, it's no surprise that Eugene is called a runner's paradise, the epicenter of track and field, and TrackTown USA.

A couple runs on a bark mulch trail in a forested area.
This is why Eugene, Oregon is TrackTown USA. Discover the region's rich track heritage on this runner's guide.… More Info


Eugene and Springfield's track legacy includes:

  • Host to 44 Prefontaine Classics
  • Host to seven USATF Outdoor Championships
  • Host to the 2014 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships and the 2014 U.S. debut of the IAAF World Junior Championships
  • Host to 16 NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships
  • Host of seven Olympic Team Trials - Track and Field including the upcoming trials in 2021
  • Upcoming 2022 host for the first ever World Athletics Championships held in the U.S.

Cottage Grove Half Marathon by Ryan Wilkerson

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.

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Hayward Field at University of Oregon
The world will be watching when Eugene hosts the first World Athletics Championships to be held in the USA… More Info