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. Our 2019 race promises to offer the same spectacular views on our new course in the Eugene community!

BEST VIEWING SPOTS

We promise the best viewing spots for our spectators! For the 2019 race, we’re excited to offer new and exciting areas of Eugene, as well as some of the Eugene Marathon classics.  2019 Course Map

SIGNS!

One of our favorite things is seeing the signs that spectators hold up for participants as they pass by. From motivational to humorous, holding signs is a great way to cheer on participants throughout the course.  Take a picture of your funny or motivational sign and post it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #EM19Signs 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, DELAYS and DETOURS

Download the Waze App!

Download the Waze app by clicking the logo today

Returning in 2019 after huge success! We’re partnering with Waze to provide all course closures throughout race weekend. Guaranteed to get you where you need to go, Waze is the perfect option for your Eugene Marathon driving directions. View detailed course closure information here during the Eugene Marathon weekend. 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.

RACE DAY PARKING & DIRECTIONS:

Please read street signs carefully when parking in the city of Eugene. Our new venue has tons of parking for participants and spectators alike.

EMX & LTD:  Lane Transit District provides easy and affordable transportation around the city of Eugene.
>>LTD & EmX Schedule Information

BICYCLE PARKING:

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.

Take advantage of PeaceHealth Rides to explore the Eugene Marathon course, ride to the Health and Fitness Expo, and more! Looking for bike storage? Pedal to the race for a little warm up!  Check out the University of Oregon bike rack map here.

SHUTTLES

For information about shuttle services to the start line, 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. Use the festival map to find a spot to meet like the EWEB Water Truck, Ninaksi Beer Garden or Krusteaz pancake station!  The festival map will be posted in the spring.

PARTICIPANT TRACKING

Eugene Marathon Website: At any point in the race, spectators can enter the participant’s name or bib number on the homepage and get split information and results (only available on Sunday).

Facebook / Twitter / Text:
Get real-time race updates posted to your Facebook, Twitter or text accounts. Note, this tracking option is tied to the participant’s bib and will only record times when crossing a split-timing map.

Live Video: Watch live video of the finish line from the Eugene Marathon homepage! Tell friends and family your estimated finish time and they can watch you finish 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 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 “Active Experience” app on Google Play or the Apple Store. For more information about our app or tracking through the app, visit this page. Note: the 2019 app will be published in early 2019!

Spectators