Race Day Details

SHUTTLES & PARKING

Pre-Race Shuttles: 5:30 – 6:40 a.m.
Pre-Race shuttles are for full and half marathon participants wearing bibs only.  THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED and random bag checks will be conducted.  Starting line shuttles will run every five minutes from the following locations:

  1. VALLEY RIVER INN (1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR) – Free parking available at the hotel and south east corner of the Valley River Center mall parking lot.
  2. HILTON EUGENE (66 E. 6th Ave, Eugene, OR) – Shuttles load on the 7th St. side of the hotel.  Free parking available downtown in city parking garages and streets on Sunday (see map below).
  3. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS (3480 Hutton St., Springfield, OR) – Parking is not available at this shuttle stop.  Participants staying in surrounding hotels or being dropped off may access this shuttle location.
  4. START/FINISH – Shuttle drop-off and post race pick-up.

Post-Race Shuttles: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Participants and spectators may ride the post-race shuttles after finishing the race. Shuttles run every 15 minutes and stop at all shuttle stops above.

BIKE SHARE PeaceHealth Rides offers a healthy, convenient and fun way to explore Eugene and enhance the Eugene Marathon experience. A network of 300 bikes and over 35 stations are available for users to pick-up and drop-off available bicycles for one-way trips across the city.  PeaceHealth Rides complements other transit, keeping you healthy, affordable and on the go. To start riding, download the app or visit PeaceHealthRides.com.  For additional information, follow @PeaceHealthRides on social media.

GEAR CHECK

Gear Check is only available on Sunday for the marathon & half marathon.

Clear bags with warm-up and post-race clothing may be checked near the start line. Please use the clear gear check bag given to you at packet pick-up. Tie the handles together and zip tie the tear tag from the bottom of your bib number around the handles (zip ties provided at Packet Pick-up).  There is also a white box on the bag where you can write your bib number.  Random bag checks will be conducted at gear check.

Do not put anything of value in your bag; the Eugene Marathon is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Discarded items and bags not picked up will be donated to a local charity.

  • Gear Check Location – TBD

GOODIE BAGS

Participants will once again receive the popular Eugene Marathon reusable goodie bag pre-packed with refueling food and water after they cross the finish line.  Use the clear bag passed out at the Health & Fitness Expo for race day gear check purposes (and to collect your free Expo goodies and purchases).

COURSE MAP

Flat, fast and scenic!  2019 Course Map

B-TAG TIMING & INSTRUCTIONS

We use “B-tag” timing chips, which are disposable and embedded timing devices in your bib.  They do not need to be returned after the race. B-tags do not need to be separated from your bib for any reason. Your timing chip is activated once you cross the starting line. To receive accurate times, be sure the bib is clearly visible from the front, unaltered (do not fold or wrinkle), pinned on all corners and not covered.

PACERS

The Run Hub Northwest pace team is looking forward to helping runners of all abilities achieve their marathon goals! Pacers are experienced runners who will help support runners with even pacing and enthusiastic encouragement.  Pace leaders will be available at the Expo to connect and talk strategy!

Pace times will be posted in 2019 and typically follow Boston Marathon Qualifying times.

CORRALS

To ensure a smooth and safe start for all participants, the full and half marathon are separated into corrals. Corral assignments are printed on bibs and assigned by the estimated finish time that was entered during registration.

We ask for participants’ cooperation when arriving to the starting corrals. Lining up with the fastest in the front and progressively slower runners/walkers behind minimizes the amount of unnecessary passing during the first few miles and makes for a safer and more enjoyable event for everyone.

WATER & AID STATIONS/RESTROOMS

The marathon course has 17 water stations, staggered approximately every 1-2 miles. Water and Gatorade (Lemon Lime) is served at every water station.  Energy gels are available for participants at mile 9.5 and 19.  Bananas are available at miles 7, 12.5 and 21.5. Portable restrooms are located at the start, finish and every few miles along the course.  Aid stations and American Red Cross FAST teams are located approximately every 3 miles.

MILE MARKERS

Once again, participants will see gorillas on the course! Thanks to our local sponsor Gorilla Capital, each mile is clearly marked with “Feather Flags” along the course.

TRACKING & RESULTS

PARTICIPANT RACE TRACKING:

Eugene Marathon Home Page:
At any point in the race, fans can enter the participants name or bib number on the homepage and see progress and results (only available on Sunday)

Facebook / Twitter / Text:
Get real-time race updates posted to your Facebook, Twitter or text accounts. The tracking sign up link will be available on this webpage in April.  Additionally, participants can sign up for this service at the “Race Troubleshoot” desk at the Health & Fitness Expo. Please note: this tracking option is tied to your bib and will only record times when crossing a split-timing map on the course.

RESULTS:
Participants can easily search for live results on race day from our home page.  Additionally, participants can view results in the results tent inside the Finish Festival. Updated race results will continually be posted throughout the day at the results tent.

FREE MASSAGE

FREE 15 minute massages are offered for marathon and half marathon participants on Sunday.  Grab your yummy Krusteaz pancakes and recovery food and head toward the massage tent!

Many LMT’s and Lane Community College Massage students are volunteering their time!  Any donation at the Massage Zone directly supports the LCC Massage School. Also, thank you to Urban Therapeutic Equipment & Accessories, LLC for donating massage supplies!

 

SPECTATOR LOCATIONS

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.  Some specific spectator locations include: Alton Baker, Amazon, Maury Jacobs, Skinner Butte and Willamalane Parks. Or dine along the river/course at Valley River Inn’s Sweet Waters and McMenamins North Bank restaurants. Check the course map (2019 coming soon) to plan your way around the city and find your best cheer spots.  Also, check out our spectator page for more great tips and contests just for you!

Come out and show these runners & walkers why Eugene/Springfield is Track Town, U.S.A.

AWARDS

Every full marathon and half marathon finisher receives a unique “finisher” medal.  Additional awards will be given to overall winners, overall master winners and the top three men and women of each age group in the marathon, half marathon and 5K. Age groups are as follows: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and over. Note: There is a 14 and under award for the 5K race.  All awards are decided based on participant’s chip time. Please be sure to race under your own bib to ensure accuracy in post-race results. Awards will be available at the awards tent throughout the week. Check out the app to learn more about award ceremony timing.   See past years results here!

DELAYS & DETOURS

Download the Waze app today by clicking the logo!

Download the “Waze” app and view live Eugene Marathon street closures. This is the official platform for marathon road closures throughout the weekend.

Impacted Areas

Streets that intersect with the course will be closed while racers are present.  Saturday races are from 8:00am- 9:30am and Sunday races are from 7:00am – 2:00pm.

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.

Race Day Details