Race Day Details


Pre-Race Shuttles:
Pre-Race shuttles are for full and half marathon participants wearing bibs only.  THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED and random bag checks will be conducted.  Shuttles to the start run every 5 minutes, leaving from the following stops:

  1. VALLEY RIVER INN - Free parking available at hotel and the south east corner of the mall parking lot.
  2. HILTON EUGENE (7th St. side)- Free parking available downtown in city parking garages and streets on Sunday (see map below).
  3. GATEWAY (Kruse Way & Gateway St.) - Parking is not available at this shuttle stop.  Participants staying in surrounding hotels or being dropped off may access this shuttle location.    
  4. START/FINISH - Shuttle drop-off is located at 13th & Agate; a few blocks from the starting line.

Check back this winter for additional shuttle location information.

Post-Race Shuttles:
Participants and spectators may ride the post race shuttles.  Shuttles run every 15 minutes and stop at all shuttle stops above.  Departure location TBD.

Race Day Parking & Directions:
SATURDAY: 5K & Kid's Duck Dash - There is metered street parking around Hayward Field on Saturdays. Additionally, many UO parking lots are available and free to the public on weekends. Read signs carefully. View Saturday UO Parking Map

SUNDAY: Marathon & Half Marathon - Parking around Hayward Field on Sunday will be limited and no parking violators will be towed immediately.  We encourage participants to park downtown and take shuttles from the Hilton Eugene.  City parking garages near the Hilton and street parking are FREE on Sundays. View Sunday Downtown Eugene Parking Map

HAYWARD FIELD:  Click here for directions to Hayward Field

(Gear Check only available on Sunday for Full & Half Marathon)

Bags with warm-up clothing may be checked at the start line. Please use your "Green Goodie Bag" given to you at packet pick-up. Tie the handles together and zip tie the tear tag from the bottom of your bib number around the handles (zip ties provided at Packet Pick-up).  Random bag checks will be conducted at gear check.

Do not put anything of value in your bag; the Eugene Marathon is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Discarded items and bags not picked up will be donated to a local charity.

  • Gear Drop Off - TBD
  • Gear Pick Up - Finish Festival


The 2014 Course Map will be fine tuned this fall and winter.  Check out the 2013 Course Map (PDF)


We use “B-tag” timing chips which are disposable and embedded in your bib.  They do not need to be returned after the race. B-tags do not need to be separated from your bib for any reason. Your timing chip is activated once you cross the starting line. To receive accurate times be sure the bib is clearly visible from the front; unaltered (do not fold or wrinkle); pinned on all corners; not covered.


Pacers will be available for the marathon and half marathon.  Details will be posted this winter.   


To ensure a smooth and safe start for all participants, the full and half marathon are separated into corrals. Corral assignments are printed on bibs and assigned by the estimated finish time that was entered during registration.  If your training has gone better than expected, and you would like to change your estimated finish time, please email us at before 6/1/14.  

We ask for participants cooperation! Lining up with the fastest in the front and progressively slower runners/walkers behind will minimize the amount of unnecessary passing during the first few miles and make for a safer and more enjoyable event for everyone.    



The marathon course has 18 water stations, staggered approximately every 2 miles. Water and Gatorade is served at every water station. Clif Shot Energy Gel (Flavors: TBD) is available for participants at mile 9 and 19.5.  Bananas are available at miles 7.5, 13 and 23. Portable restrooms are located at the start, finish and every few miles along the course.  Aid stations and American Red Cross FAST teams are located approximately every 3 miles.  


Once again participants will be seeing gorillas on the course! Thanks to our local sponsor Gorilla Capital, each mile is clearly marked with "Feather Flags" along the course.



Eugene Marathon Home Page
At any point in the race, your fans can enter your name or bib number on the homepage and get split information and results.

Live Video: Watch live video of the finish from the homepage.  Tell friends and family your estimated finish time and they can watch you finish at Hayward Field.  Live video begins on our homepage approximately 45 minutes after the race begins. 

Facebook / Twitter / Text:
Get real-time race updates posted to your Facebook, Twitter or text accounts. Notifications can be set up in advance of the race or at the Health & Fitness Expo.  


Participants can easily look up their live results from any smart phone/internet on race day.  Additionally, participants can view results from kiosks located in the Results tent inside the Finish Festival.   Updated race results will continually be posted throughout the day at the results tent.  


We love a nice cold beer after a great run!  Enjoy beers from Oakshire Brewing at the finish line. Located in Eugene, Oregon, Oakshire Brewing was founded in 2006 and has become regionally and nationally recognized for consistently brewing fresh, unique and delicious beers. On race day they will be pouring Watershed PA and Line Dry Rye Pale Ale!  Don't forget some cash and your ID to enjoy a cold one with friends and family in celebration of a great race!


FREE 15 minute massage is offered for marathon and half marathon participants.  The Massage Zone is located inside the Finish Festival.  Grab your yummy pancakes and recovery food and head toward one of the big tents!

Many LMT's and Lane Community College Massage students are volunteering their time!  Any donation at the finish line benefits the LCC Massage School. *Special thanks to Custom Craftworks for their massage equipment donation. 

Rather stretch on your own?  We've got you covered.  Work out the kinks on yoga mats with assistance of stretch bands, foam rollers and personal trainers at the Krusteaz Stretch Station.


Bring your energy and get ready to cheer for thousands of runners and walkers, from all across the country, as they speed their way along the 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses. Starting outside the University of Oregon’s famous Hayward field (15th & Agate), the courses run through 9 miles of Eugene’s streets and 5 miles of Springfield’s streets. The marathon course winds the rest of the way along the Willamette River bike path ending on the track at Hayward Field.  Some specific spectator locations include: Alton Baker, Amazon, Maury Jacobs, Skinner Butte and Willamalane Parks. Or dine along the river/course at Valley River Inn’s Sweetwaters and Northbank’s McMinnemins restaurants. Come out and show these runners & walkers why Eugene/Springfield is considered Track Town, U.S.A.

Need More Cowbell!

On Sunday, the first several hundred fans in the West Grandstands at Hayward Field can receive cowbells!  Or head out to one of the designated cheer zones on the course map.  You might get lucky and land at one of our surprise cowbell locations.  Make some NOISE! 



Every full marathon and half marathon finisher receives a unique "finisher" medal.  Additional awards will be given to overall winners, overall master winners and the top three men and women of each age group in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. Age groups are as follows: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  All awards are decided based on participant's chip time.  All awards will be mailed to winners after the race.  Click Here to see past years results.


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