Eugene, Oregon. Tracktown, USA, home of the Historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. It’s the birthplace of Nike, a place where eyes still tear up at the mention of Steve Prefontaine, and where you can join other pilgrims at the site of his fatal car accident.
The town where Lauren Fleshman, Ian Dobson, Julia Lucas, Bridget Franek, and so many other phenoms have trained and where you can still cross paths with many of them on our urban trails or spot them on the starting line at the 4th of July 10k, the Butte to Butte and other local races. Seriously, the local Humane Society 5k where you can run with your dog was won this year, again, by Olympian Ian Dobson — how are we normal runners supposed to compete with that?! Read more >>