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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


Welcome to Eugene — the Heart & Home of Track & Field

The World Athletics Championships are in Eugene, Oregon from July 15-24, 2022. This is the first time in history that the championships are held in the United States. This esteemed event brings athletes from around the world to compete at Hayward Field in TrackTown USA

Track fans will, of course, wish to tour all the historic sites, monuments and tributes to our track legacy. From legends like Steve Prefontaine to the creation of running shoes, our communities are immersed in track heritage and running culture. But beyond the chip trails and jogging paths, Eugene-Springfield offers other intriguing and quirky attractions to explore.

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TrackTown USA during the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 

 

Hayward Field & Festival Shuttles

Tips for easy transportation to Hayward Field: bike, hike, shuttle or ride share to get within walking distance of Hayward Field. Plan to arrive early and make sure you have a clear plastic bag for personal items and an empty refillable water bottle per Hayward Field policies

Bike Valet

Ride a rental bicycle or personal bicycle to Hayward Field. There will be bike valet service on the north and south sides of Hayward Field. You can also park off-site in close proximity to an off-site bike share bicycle hub, download the PeaceHealth Rides app, and ride a bike share bicycle to one of the bike share hubs in the University District. Then walk to Hayward Field from there.

The Bus

LTD's Emerald Express (EmX) Bus Rapid Transit system connects West Eugene and Springfield to the University District with a stop at Agate Station (Agate St & Franklin Blvd), three blocks from the Hayward Field's Gate B.

Free Fan Park & Ride Shuttles to Hayward Field

The Valley River Center rear parking lot will offer a continuous looping shuttle between the parking lot and Hayward Field. Shuttle services starts two hours prior to the first event and concludes one hour after the final event of the day. Shuttle rides are approximately 15 minutes long. Hayward Field gates open 90 minutes prior to the first session. 

Rideshare & Taxis

Uber, Lyft and taxis will be dropping off passengers at the corner of Millrace and Riverfront streets, north of Hayward Field, within walking distance of the venue.

Shuttle from Portland & Salem

First Nature Tours is offering daily roundtrip shuttles from Portland and Salem to Hayward Field for $90 per person, per day.

Cycling with PeaceHealth Rides in downtown Eugene

Getting Around Eugene

Getting around town is easy by bicycle or bus. A large network of bicycle paths and bike lanes connects outlying neighborhoods with the University District. Likewise, the LTD public bus system services Eugene and Springfield and even has routes to many of the region's smaller communities. You can also rent a car or a Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV), or take a shuttle, taxi, or ride share to your hotel.

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More to See in TrackTown

Discover track and field heritage landmarks, colorful murals, cycling and hiking trails and great places to eat and drink.

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Visit the Erb Memorial Union on the University of Oregon campus to see an extensive exhibit on track and field — one of two visiting… More Info
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Amazing Murals by Artists from Around the World

As Eugene prepared to be the focus of world-wide attention, the city came together to create new green space, build fresh gathering centers and showcase their commitment to the arts. The City of Eugene commissioned twenty international street artists to paint murals in downtown Eugene. This collection of amazing paintings, known as the 20x21 EUG Mural Project can be enjoyed on America's Hubworld Eugene City Tour. Additional projects include the "2,021 for 2021" giant sequoia planting initiative and the Downtown Riverfront Development

McDonald Theatre mural by Ben Schorzman

Photo: Ben Schorzman / Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Eat & Drink

Local restaurants, bars and clubs are staying open after the day's events. Find a list of open eateries by hours of operation and neighborhood.

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From street tacos to vegan wraps, Eugene's food trucks and food carts offer casual culinary… More Info
Oregon has an extensive health food store heritage with thriving co-ops and natural food stores.… More Info

Visitor Information & Shopping

  • Where can I stay during the World Athletics Championships Oregon22?

Explore accommodation options that include a roundup of hotels, vacation rentals, RV camp sites and nearby communities. 

  • Where can I buy official WCH Oregon22 gear?

A wide range of official World Athletics Championships Oregon22 merchandise is available at three kiosks within Hayward Field, or via the WCH Oregon22 app and online. Official merchandise is also available at all The Duck Store locations, at Eugene Running Company and Run Hub Northwest.

  • I need help with language interpretation and way-finding.

The Global Seal Experience provides on-demand language interpretation and way-finding assistance through the Discord mobile app at the Eugene Airport and the Eugene Riverfront Festival. A wide variety of languages are available including, but not limited to, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Vietnamese.

Dining on Main Street Springfield
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Travel Lane County Visitor Information by Michael Sherman
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Business, Organization & Team Planning

Vacation Rental Houses
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Volunteer by Greg Lee
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Media

Cottage Grove Half Marathon by Ryan Wilkerson
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