RUN TRACKTOWN 5K DETAILS
- Start Date: Saturday
- Start Location: 15th Ave. & Agate
- Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
- Finish Location: On the track at Hayward Field
- Age: Must be at least 5 years old on race day
- Register: Register online until 4/28, in person at the Health & Fitness Expo or on race day morning (race day registration is only available for the 5K & Kids Duck Dash). Register and pick-up your bib near the starting line (on 15th Ave.) between 7:00 – 8:00 am. Leave yourself plenty of time.
- Packet Pick-Up: If you pre-registered (online) but did not pick up your packet at the Health & Fitness Expo, you may pick it up on race morning near the starting line (on 15th Ave.) between 7:00 – 8:00 am. Leave yourself plenty of time.
- Parking: 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
RUN TRACKTOWN 5K benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates
We are thrilled to partner with RE/MAX Integrity to raise awareness and funds for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lane County (CASA) again this year! Because of RE/MAX Integrity’s generous partnership, a portion of your registration fee goes directly back to CASA. Remember, YOU can also raise additional funds through your run. Visit our Crowdrise webpage to find out how easy it is to start fundraising!
CASA HELPS ABUSED KIDS
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides a powerful voice for abused and neglected children in Lane County. Every day, judges decide the futures of foster children in a court system that is too overburdened to focus adequately on the needs of each child. CASA trains and supports community volunteers to advocate for these children and help to move them as quickly as possible into safe, permanent homes. Learn more about the great work they are doing!
Register today to help represent all 702 children in need of a CASA volunteer! Can’t make it on race day? You can register as a “VIRTUAL” runner. Give $25 and sleep in!
DON’T FORGET YOUR CAPE
Show you are a superhero for kids and purchase a Champion Cape for just $5. You can purchase your cape when you register online or on race morning near the starting line. Your $5 goes straight to CASA. Superhero costumes of all kinds are highly encouraged! Thank you Chvatal Orthodontics for providing our superhero capes!
5K COURSE DESCRIPTION
Participants of this unique 5K will head east on 15th to beautiful Fairmount Blvd. With a quick pass through the pretty neighborhood streets, 5Kers get back to campus via 18th and Alder. The final mile heads down 13th through the middle of campus, where runners and walkers make the final push up Agate to a spectacular finish on the track!
Run TrackTown 5K Course Map (PDF)
We are thrilled to have both Saturday races (5K & Kids Run) finish once again on the track at Hayward Field; just like the full and half marathon! You can expect all of the same excitement – including the popular Krusteaz Flap Jack. And, even better, you can eat a flap jack too at the Krusteaz pancake breakfast after the race (free for participants)! Thanks Krusteaz!
BEAT THE KRUSTEAZ FLAP JACK AND WIN!
The Krusteaz Flap Jack continues to reach new heights in popularity. More and more of you speedsters are training to beat him in the 5K and win a years supply of yummy Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix. Flap Jack ran his first Eugene Marathon 5K in 2008. Since then only an average of 10.75 people beat him each year! He’ll be back in excellent running shape (round and fluffy) to celebrate our 10th anniversary! Start you’re training to beat the Krusteaz Flap Jack in 2016!
- Click here to see the 2011 running of Flap Jack
- Click here to see the 2009 Eugene 5K videos
- Click here to read about Flap Jack’s inaugural Eugene 5K in 2008
OR…DON’T BEAT FLAP JACK
If you’re still reading you know that our fluffy friend is fast!! Therefore, Krusteaz has implemented a different challenge – for the 2nd year:
DON’T BEAT FLAP JACK!
Krusteaz will donate $1 to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), for every participant who does not beat Flap Jack. So, train, or not! Everyone wins at the 2017 Run TrackTown 5K!!