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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 53°F (11°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.96
Course Score: 98.96

Race Size

2017: 1,480 Finishers
2016: 1,667 Finishers
2015: 1,474 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 22.4%
2016: 18.4%
2015: 22.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Eugene Marathon course is mostly flat with only a few inclines early in race starting at mile 3 and at mile 7.5. The second half of the course is very flat with the much of it on the bike paths along the Willamette River. The finish is on the track at historic Hayward field.


Marathon Rankings

The Eugene Marathon was the 56th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 62nd largest in 2015.

This year 22.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 18.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Eugene Marathon the 54th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 33rd highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 98.96 ranks it as the 200th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in Oregon.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Eugene Marathon a PR Score of 98.96. This PR Score ranks it as the 139th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 6th fastest in Oregon.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 539 feet (164m)
Min Elevation: 387 feet (117m)

Eugene




Recent Eugene Marathon Reviews

4.6 Stars from 10 Reviews
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review of 2017 Eugene Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Perfect running weather, flat course, beautiful scenery. Great place to BQ.

Race Tips

I ordered a pacing band and beat my goal by 2 minutes. It was very well calculated.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

The week leading up to the race was rainy, so you don't know what you're going to get in Oregon. Regardless, it was well-run and very fun to finish on Hayward Field.



review of 2016 Eugene Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review


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review of 2016 Eugene Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Excellent course. Almost completely flat and scenic.

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2015 Eugene Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

This is a good race. The course is very flat, with one noticeable hill about mile 8. The last several miles winds along the Willamette River on a paved bike path. The one negative was that the trail was open to non-runners during the race, which added some frustration at a time when runners don't want to have to think about anything but getting to the finish. The final 200 meters is on the track at famed Hayward Field and the post-race runner's area is very nice on the infield. I didn't set out to PR on this course in 2015, but I did. The weather was ideal, which aided in this accomplishment.

Race Tips

Being conservative early is always a good strategy. After the hill at mile 8, the course is pretty easy. There were plenty of port-a-johns at the starting line, more than enough to handle the crowd. The half-marathon split clears the running path nicely.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Eugene is not a large enough town to create traffic problems. Staying at one of the downtown hotels is probably best, but you could probably stay outside town and drive in and park. Shuttles from the designated areas were very convenient and took only 5-10 minutes to get to and from Hayward Field.



review of 2015 Eugene Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Best Marathon on the West Coast!

Race Tips

Ranked in the top 20 out of 1000 marathons with over 20% of our finishers qualifying for Boston.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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