April 2017

Race Weekend Festivities in Eugene

By Justin Hanes After moving to Eugene years ago, I quickly fell in love with the ample amount of opportunities to get involved. My favorite thing about the community is the people and the way that they treat one another. The respect and diversity...
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Race Weekend Festivities in Eugene

My First 26.2-Mile Victory Lap: A Story of Grit and Triumph

By Natalie Swan The road to the marathon (pun intended) includes pain, discouragement, injury, and doubt. If you’ve experienced any of these, it’ll make your medal that much sweeter. As a runner you are familiar with race day exhilaration, especially at the finish line....
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My First 26.2-Mile Victory Lap: A Story of Grit and Triumph

Running Injuries

I had to withdraw from the Eugene Marathon. Over the past year and a half, I’ve been battling an ache in my knee. Now, I’m no newbie to running injuries – I’ve definitely had my fair share. I knew what it was from the...
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Running Injuries

Birthday Ultras

Back when I signed up for my Eugene blog posts last fall, I assumed I would be running an ultra for my birthday this month. When I turned 30 two years ago, I decided to run 30 races, and a birthday 30 miler. Always the...
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Birthday Ultras

Hills Need Love Too!

If you were a high school athlete and your school campus had any kind of land that would be geographically defined as a hill, you probably hate hills. Too bad coaches often forgot to explain why hill-training is not punishment, but rather an important...
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Hills Need Love Too!

Eugene Marathon Changes Direction; Will Now Be Emerald Valley Triathlon

Having established itself as one of the premier running events in the Northwest, the Eugene Marathon will transition to the Emerald Valley Triathlon starting in 2017. Participants scheduled for the half and full marathons on Sunday, May 7, 2017 will automatically be registered for...
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Eugene Marathon Changes Direction; Will Now Be Emerald Valley Triathlon