FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2012
Contact: Tate Kelley Phone: 541-345-2230
EUGENE, OR -
The seventh annual Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, April 28, starting again on Agate Street just outside Hayward Field. The weekend's events will kick off on Friday, April 26 with the Health and Fitness Expo at a new location, the Lane Events Center. The 5K and Kids' Duck Dash will be run on Saturday April 27th.
"A record number of finishers, a record number of elite runners, the new 5K and Duck Dash courses, and the new and improved finish festival area all helped 2012 to be by far the best year yet for the Eugene Marathon events," Associate Race Director Andy Downin says. "We are really excited to take that momentum into next year to provide our participants with one of the best races in the northwest."
The 2012 Eugene Marathon events saw a record 8500 registered runners as well as new courses and finishes for the 5K and the Duck Dash for kids. The Duck Dash covered .7 miles and finished on Hayward Field at the same finish line as the full and half marathons. Many Duck Dash participants completed a full marathon by the time they crossed the finish line as they had the option of running or walking 25.5 miles over a period of time prior to race day and logging their progress as they go. All 2013 Eugene Marathon finishers in all events will again finish on Hayward Field.
2012 Eugene Marathon sponsors included: Krusteaz, Oregon Track Club, Nike, Pepsi, Gatorade, Earth2O, Clif, Gorilla Capital, Market of Choice, Performance and Rehabilitation, Kool 99.1, KVAL, Jamba Juice, Register Guard, The Sports Authority, Rexius, and Beppe and Gianni's.
Registration for the 2013 Eugene Marathon is open now at eugenemarathon.com!