Spectators

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, Maurie Jacobs, Skinner Butte and Willamalane Parks. Or dine along the river/course at Valley River Inn’s Sweetwaters and McMenamin’s North Bank restaurants. Come out and show these runners & walkers why Eugene/Springfield is considered Track Town, U.S.A!

BEST VIEWING SPOTS

Check out the official Course Map and look for the gold stars that indicate the best viewing locations, cheer zones and/or where live music will be cranked up!

SIGNS!

One of our marathoners’ favorite things is seeing the signs that spectators hold up for them as they pass by. From motivational to humorous, holding signs is a great way to cheer on your specific runner or our participants in general.  Take a picture of your funny or motivational sign and post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #EM17Signs and you will be entered into a contest to win a Eugene Marathon prize basket!

VOLUNTEER

Do you get bored waiting for your runner to finish their race? Have a hard time seeing your runner through the crowds of people at the popular spectator spots? Sign up to volunteer as a Course Marshal and get a front-row seat as the runners pass by! Click here to visit our volunteer page and reserve your seat on race day!

PARKING AND GETTING AROUND

RACE DAY PARKING & DIRECTIONS:

There is metered street parking around Hayward Field.  Many UO parking lots are available and free to the public on weekends. Read signs carefully. View Saturday UO Parking Map

HAYWARD FIELD: Click here for directions to Hayward Field

EMX & LTD:  Lane Transit District provides easy and affordable transportation around the city of Eugene.  Specifically, the EmX line (bus rapid transit) stops just blocks from Matthew Knight Arena and Hayward Field at Agate Station.
>>LTD & EmX Schedule Information

VALET BICYCLE PARKING

Pedal to the race for a little warm up!  Valet bicycle parking is available on Sunday only from 6:00am – 2:00pm. Ride your bike to 15th & Onyx – just in front of the UO Rec Center – steps from gear bag drop and the starting line. The Center for Alternative Transportation (CAT) will store your bike until you are ready to leave! $3 donation is suggested.

SHUTTLES

For information about shuttle services to Hayward Field, click herePlease note that pre-race shuttles are for participants only.  Post race shuttles are provided for participants and friends and family.

REUNION AREA

Make a plan to meet friends and family in the festival area on the soccer fields next to Hayward Field. Use the Festival Map to find a spot to meet, such as the: EWEB Water Truck, Allan Brothers Coffee Trailer, Ninaksi Beer Garden, etc.  Spectators can enter the festival from behind the West Grandstands at Hayward Field or off of 15th.

PARTICIPANT TRACKING

www.eugenemarathon.com: At any point in the race, fans can enter the participants name or bib number on the homepage and get split information and results (only available on race day {Sunday})

Facebook / Twitter / Text:
Get real-time race updates posted to your Facebook, Twitter or text accounts. Sign up using this link or at the “Race Troubleshoot” desk at the Health & Fitness Expo. Note, this tracking option is tied to your Bib and will only record times when crossing a split-timing map.

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 from anywhere in the world! Live video begins on the homepage approximately 1 hour after the race begins.

Download the App: Track participants on race day as they run the 5k, half or full Eugene Marathon. This is an easy way to follow your favorite runner or that special someone as they run in the footsteps of legends. Download the app on Google Play or the Apple Store.

Delays and Detours

Refer to the detour map for exact route information.  Streets that intersect with the course will be closed while racers are present.  Saturday races are from 8:00am- 9:30am.  Sunday races are from 7:00am – 2:00pm.

Saturday around Hayward Field

1. University neighborhood including Agate to Fairmount Blvd between 15th & 19th; 18th by the athletic fields
2. Alder between 18th & 13th
3. Agate will be closed from 13th to 19th – 7:30am to 9:30am

Sunday in Eugene/Springfield

1. University area, Agate to Hilyard between 24th and Franklin – All Day
2. East & West Amazon – 7:00am to 9:00am
3. Franklin Blvd from Agate to Walnut – 6:30am to 2:00pm
4. Springfield areas: D Street, Pioneer Pkwy and Centennial Blvd (east-bound) – 8:00am to Noon
5. Copping Street – 8:45am to12:45am

Volunteer course marshals are available at intersections in the Amazon and Springfield neighborhoods to help pedestrians and motor traffic cross the course safely when there are gaps between runners.  Please remember these are volunteers and their job is to keep all parties safe.

Spectators