Race Day Details
SHUTTLES/PARKING (Shuttles only available on Sunday for Full & Half Marathon)
Pre-Race Shuttles: 5:30 - 6:40 am
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:
- VALLEY RIVER INN - Free parking available at hotel and the south east corner of the mall parking lot.
- HILTON EUGENE (7th St. side)- Free parking available downtown in city parking garages and streets on Sunday (see map below).
- LANE EVENT CENTER (13th & Van Buren St.) - Free parking available in Lane Event Center parking lots
- 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.
- START/FINISH - Shuttle drop-off is located at 13th & Agate; a few blocks from the starting line.
Post-Race Shuttles: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 18th St. - between University and Agate
Participants and spectators may ride the post race shuttles. Shuttles run every 15 minutes and stop at all shuttle stops above.
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 (Gear Check only available on Sunday for Full & Half Marathon)
Bags with warm-up clothing may be checked at the large Rexius truck located at 13th & Agate. 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 - 13th & Agate
- Gear Pick Up - Finish Festival (behind the Massage Tent - look for the large Rexius truck)
Take a look at the Start/Finish map to help you plan before and after the race. You'll find locations for gear bag drop and pick up, shuttle locations, family reunion area, Oakshire Brewery Beer Garden, results and more! There is loads of cool new stuff this year. Don't miss a thing! >>Start/Finish Map (PDF)
Just in case you've missed it in other areas of the website! >>Course Map (PDF)
B-TAG TIMING & INSTRUCTIONS
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.
CLIF BAR PACE TEAM
The CLIF BAR Pace Team is back again to help runners of all abilities achieve their marathon goals! This year we have partnered with the Clif Bar Pace Team. Signing up to run with one of the pace groups is easy and offered FREE to all registered marathoners. Either register online or sign-up at the Clif Bar Pace Team booth at the Eugene Marathon Expo. Pace Team Leaders will be available at the booth throughout Expo hours. You can also find more information about pacers online. Pace groups will be available for the following marathon finish times:
3:05 (Tom) - Corral B
3:15 (David) - Corral B
3:25 (Chris) - Corral B
3:35 (Jim) - Corral C
3:45 (Colin) - Corral C
4:00 (TBD) - Corral C
4:15 (TBD) - Corral C
4:30 (Danny) - Corral D
5:00 (Lori) - Corral D
5:30 (Deb) - Corral E
To ensure a smooth and safe start for all participants, the full and half marathon is separated into corrals. Participants corral assignment is printed on bibs. Corrals are assigned by estimated finish time entered at the time of registration. If your training has gone better than expected, and you would like to move up to a faster corral, pick up your race number at the Health & Fitness Expo and proceed to the “Race Registration” desk to be re-assigned to the appropriate corral (see the Clif Bar Pace Team corral assignments above for general placement information). To move back to a slower corral, simply start in that corral on race morning. No official corral change is necessary.
There are 5 corrals and 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.
WATER & AID STATIONS/RESTROOMS
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: Mocha with Caffeine, Citrus with Caffeine, Razz and Chocolate) 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.
>>2013 Course Map (PDF)
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.
TRACKING & RESULTS
PARTICIPANT RACE TRACKING:
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 (available from our homepage) at 7:45 a.m. from Hayward Field on Sunday, April 28th.
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. If you registered before April 1st, you can sign up now for participant race tracking using the link below. If you registered after April 1st, you will be able to sign up after April 22nd or at the Health & Fitness Expo.
Participants can easily look up their live results from any smart phone/internet. Additionally, participants can view results from kiosks located in the Results tent, near the finish line. Updated race results will continually be posted throughout the day at the results tent.
We love a nice cold beer after a great run! This year we can all 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!
MASSAGE & STRETCH
FREE 15 minute massage is offered for marathon and half marathon participants. The OregonLive.com Massage Zone is located on the soccer fields inside the Finish Festival area. 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 wiht 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.
>>Course Map (PDF)
Need More Cowbell!
On Sunday, the first several hundred fans in the West Grandstands at Hayward Field will 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! >>Course Map (PDF)
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 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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