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Common Racing Fears and How to Overcome Them

A lot of us have toed the start line of a race and think, “What did I get myself into.” Sometimes, we brush off our racing fears, and other times we let it consume us. Here is one of my experiences — For a...
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Common Racing Fears and How to Overcome Them

Practice Makes Perfect

No doubt about it, racing can be stressful, especially when you find a great race like the Eugene Marathon and want to have a strong performance. Some things are out of your control (e.g. weather), but many aspects of your race day are in...
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Practice Makes Perfect

Ambassador’s Top Training Tips

There are so many aspects of training to consider when preparing for a race. Here are a few of our ambassador’s top training tips! “When tackling longer miles, I like to have a run buddy or run with a group.  Running with someone holds...
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Ambassador’s Top Training Tips

Jessica Denney’s Story

Jessica Denney is one of the Eugene Marathon’s most inspirational participants. Jessica had been a recreational runner for years when she and her sister agreed to run the Eugene Marathon together with a goal of breaking four hours. As her training began little did...
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Jessica Denney’s Story

Marathon Training (with twins!)

Marathon training is daunting enough. Adding twin toddlers to the mix can sometimes mean chaos: skipped runs to deal with baby tantrums or colds, mom-guilt leaving the twinnies for a couple hours for those long weekend runs and the added weight of a double...
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Marathon Training (with twins!)

12 Days of Wishes: Day 12

Merry Christmas from the Eugene Marathon! Between December 14th and December 25th, the Eugene Marathon is hosting its 12 Days of Christmas Wishes Program. Our 12th wish winner is Mimi K. The Eugene Marathon is granting Mimi’s wish for the Eugene Marathon and a...
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12 Days of Wishes: Day 12

12 Days of Wishes: Day 11

Between December 14th and December 25th, the Eugene Marathon is hosting its 12 Days of Christmas Wishes Program. Our tenth winner is Kateel M. Here’s Kateel’s Story “I’m currently registered to run the Eugene Marathon; my first full! I ran the half last year...
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12 Days of Wishes: Day 11

12 Days of Wishes: Day Ten

Between December 14th and December 25th, the Eugene Marathon is hosting its 12 Days of Christmas Wishes Program. Our tenth winner is Meghan C. Here’s Meghan’s story: “I’m a teacher, mom, runner and a wife. The only thing that keeps me from burning out...
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12 Days of Wishes: Day Ten

12 Days of Wishes: Day Nine

Between December 14th and December 25th, the Eugene Marathon is hosting its 12 Days of Christmas Wishes Program. Our seventh winner is Melinda H. Here is her story “I’ve always used walking/running as a way of coping with stress. However, life doesn’t always go...
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12 Days of Wishes: Day Nine

12 Days of Wishes: Day Eight

Between December 14th and December 25th, the Eugene Marathon is hosting its 12 Days of Christmas Wishes Program. Our eighth wish winner is Kari L from Nevada. “I am a third grade teacher in Fallon, Nevada and an avid life long runner. I have...
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12 Days of Wishes: Day Eight