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.

"Fiddler on the Roof" Musical Dec 02

The Shedd concludes their 2023 Shedd Theatricals season with the heartwarming and inspiring 1964 classic tale of family, tradition, love and perseverance, Fiddler On The Roof. Featuring an unforgettable score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler On The Roof is packed with…

Adam Grosowsky: Snow in Jerusalem – New Paintings Dec 02
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Adam Grosowsky's 'Snow in Jerusalem – New Paintings' exhibition will be on display at Karin Clarke Gallery, Nov. 29, 2023 - Jan. 27, 2024. The Oregon painter's large-scale oil works reflect global and personal struggles, using bold colors, intense contrast, and graphic…

Beginners Board Game Night Dec 02
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Saturday

Beginners Board Game Night is a great opportunity to learn some new games and meet some new friends. It is also a great gathering for your family. Kids are welcome with age appropriate games available. Stop in any time between 5 - 10 p.m. every Thursday or Saturday at Funagain…

Candace Hunter: "Fiber Art: A Layered Conversation" Dec 02
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

This month's New Zone Gallery Featured Artist is Candace Hunter who creates fiber art. To quote Candace: “Fiber Art, as I practice it, is a layered conversation with my Muse. I use tools and techniques from fine art and textile practices on a layered foundation to create Art…

TrackTown USA during the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 

Eugene Airport Hotel Shuttles

Lane Transit District (LTD) bus system will be providing free shuttle service between the Eugene Airport (EUG) and select Eugene hotels (Zone 2) and Springfield hotels (Zone 1). These shuttles run on the hour from the Eugene Airport to hotels July 13-22, noon to 1:15 a.m. LTD offers return trips from the hotels to the airport July 17-26, 2 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. based on an estimated time schedule. Download a PDF of participating hotels and the estimated time schedule.

Hayward Field & Festival Transportation

Tips for easy and active 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

By Bicycle

Ride a rental bicycle or a personal bicycle to Hayward Field. Electric bicycles are an option too! There will be free bike valet service on the North and South side of the Hayward field. 

Bike Share

Get to the finish line by riding bike share to the legendary Hayward Field. To start, download the PeaceHealth Rides app. Park at the many bike share hubs located in close proximity to the entrances of the Hayward Field and within the University District. Follow @peacehealthrides on Instagram for Oregon22 bike share related info, route maps and more. See the in app map for exact hub locations throughout the system area.

By Pedicab

Throughout the duration of the event, hail the Emerald City Pedicab between Hayward Field and the Eugene Riverfront Festival, or just to get around downtown, campus and the Whiteaker Neighborhood. 

By Public Transit (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.

Fans, athletes, volunteers, and meet officials can ride any LTD bus by showing their tickets or official meet credentials to the LTD bus operators to travel anywhere in the district, including to and from the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, during the WCH Oregon22 event dates.

By Free Event Shuttle 

Take the free fan shuttle from the Valley River Center rear parking lot to Hayward Field and back. 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. 

Bike share virtual hubs will be available at the Valley River Center shuttle site for fans who choose to bike to Hayward Field. Download the PeaceHealth Rides app and follow @peacehealthrides on Instagram for Oregon22 bike share related info, route maps and more.

By 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.

By Rideshare or Taxi

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.

By Car

Park & Walk Permits - South University Neighborhood

Event parking south of Hayward Field in the South University Neighborhood will be available with $25 daily permit. This temporary event parking district will help fund a neighborhood park project. If you choose to drive and park in this district, please purchase permits online in advance and consult the parking map. Parking enforcement will be patrolling the temporary parking district and surrounding neighborhoods, and fines will double during the event.

Park & Walk  - Downtown Eugene & Autzen Stadium

Purchase a parking pass online for the 13th Avenue garage, Millrace garage or Autzen Stadium, and walk or cycle to Hayward Field or the Eugene Riverfront Festival. Daily passes range between $10 - $35 depending on available locations. Bike share virtual hubs will be available at close proximity to the Autzen Stadium parking lot. 

Park & Walk - Alton Baker Park

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; park near the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Alton Baker Park and walk to the Eugene Riverfront Festival. On those same days, EmGo rides may be available between select downtown parking garages and the festival site to accommodate accessibility needs—check their website for eligibility and how to make arrangements. 

Bike share virtual hubs will be available at close proximity to the Autzen Stadium parking lot. 

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.

Local Rides & Rentals

Best Rides for Bike Share
: Delene & Co
Guides & Lists

Best Rides for Bike Share

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Hop on one of those big blue bikes that you see all over downtown Eugene and across the UO campus for a fun, short bike ride! These "bike share" bicycles are designed for easy, affordable and environmentally-friendly transportation for errands and pleasure rides. To use…

Guides & Lists

Getting Around Downtown Eugene Car-Free

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Get around downtown Eugene with fun and healthy modes of transportation! Rent a bicycle from a local bike shop, or sign up for the convenient and easy-to-use e-scooter and bike share programs. Eugene is bicycle friendly and connects with miles of bike routes (PDF map) to outlying…

Car-Free Road Trips on Public Transit
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
Road Trips

Car-Free Road Trips on Public Transit

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Want to road trip but don't have a car? Explore the region beyond Eugene using public transportation. You can hike to waterfalls, mountain bike renowned trails, walk on the beach, shop farmers' markets, sightsee in small towns, hang out at must-visit bakeries and craft…

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.

Popular Picks

Guide to Eugene Food Truck Pods

  • 6 minute read

From hand-stretched noodles to an Indian fusion crunch wrap, Eugene's food trucks and food carts offer casual culinary excellence. These small, mobile vendors are often homegrown start-ups that develop popular followings. Food cart owners tend to source local, fresh…

Guides & Lists

Guide to Eugene's Health Food Stores

  • 4 minute read

Oregon has an extensive health food store heritage with thriving co-ops and natural food stores. Since the 1970s, the Kiva and Sundance Natural Foods have been Eugene's original and primary local foods grocers. Specializing in vegan, vegetarian and organic foodstuffs, both…

More to See in TrackTown

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

Top Things to See in TrackTown
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
Itineraries

Top Things to See in TrackTown

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When the Eugene Marathon is in town, or there is a track event at Hayward Field — track and field fans and athletes seek out the ultimate TrackTown USA experience by visiting these unique Eugene destinations. 1. & 2. Hayward Field & Hayward Hall Eugene is the heart…

Stories

TrackTown for Kids

  • 4 minute read

At the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, my family was taking a break at the fan festival when I suddenly realized we were sitting next to the legendary Frank Shorter, an Olympic gold medalist who was Steve Prefontaine’s training partner. Frank kindly…

  • 5 minute read

Pay tribute to the track and field global medal winners whose hearts found their home in the Eugene-Springfield area. This Eugene-based section of the Oregon22 Heritage Trail, which showcases champion track and field athletes from across Oregon, can be toured in a day. Ten…

"Fiddler on the Roof" Musical Dec 02

The Shedd concludes their 2023 Shedd Theatricals season with the heartwarming and inspiring 1964 classic tale of family, tradition, love and perseverance, Fiddler On The Roof. Featuring an unforgettable score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler On The Roof is packed with…

Adam Grosowsky: Snow in Jerusalem – New Paintings Dec 02
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Adam Grosowsky's 'Snow in Jerusalem – New Paintings' exhibition will be on display at Karin Clarke Gallery, Nov. 29, 2023 - Jan. 27, 2024. The Oregon painter's large-scale oil works reflect global and personal struggles, using bold colors, intense contrast, and graphic…

Beginners Board Game Night Dec 02
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Saturday

Beginners Board Game Night is a great opportunity to learn some new games and meet some new friends. It is also a great gathering for your family. Kids are welcome with age appropriate games available. Stop in any time between 5 - 10 p.m. every Thursday or Saturday at Funagain…

Candace Hunter: "Fiber Art: A Layered Conversation" Dec 02
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

This month's New Zone Gallery Featured Artist is Candace Hunter who creates fiber art. To quote Candace: “Fiber Art, as I practice it, is a layered conversation with my Muse. I use tools and techniques from fine art and textile practices on a layered foundation to create Art…

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

McDonald Theatre mural by Ben Schorzman

Visitor Information & Shopping

  • Where can I stay during the WCH 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.

If you need help using the app, stop by the Global Seal booth at the Eugene Riverfront Festival for assistance.

  • Where can I watch the WCH Oregon22 without a ticket to Hayward Field?

There are two in-person places to catch the action live streaming on an outdoor big screen! The Eugene Riverfront Festival and Oakway Center are both simulcasting. During competition pauses there will be live entertainment and shopping opportunities.

NBC Sports will be broadcasting across NBCUniversal's television and digital platforms.

  • What event is when? What is the timetable for today?

Here is the WCH Oregon22 time table for events by day and by discipline.

  • When do shuttles run? When do gates open?

Fan entry gates open 90 minutes prior to the publicized session start time. The free fan shuttle from Valley River Center runs continuously starting two hours prior to every competition session.

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