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Citizens of TrackTown: Run a mile at Hayward Field

EUGENE, Ore. – If you’ve ever dreamed of running a mile at historic Hayward Field, your opportunity has arrived.

And it comes with a special bonus.

Not only will you get to circle the fabled track four times, but members of the University of Oregon track and field program will be there to help set the pace.

The Community Mile Run is part of a full slate of activities at the inaugural Oregon Track & Field “Fan Fest” on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hayward Field.

Here’s how the Community Mile Run works:

There will be three …


Portland 2016: IAAF World Indoor Championships Venue Revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. – For the first time in nearly 30 years, and only the second time in history, the IAAF World Indoor Championships are coming to the United States.

The 16th edition of the biennial meet will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on March 18-20, 2016.

On Monday, in celebration of the “One Year Out” milestone, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales led a distinguished panel of speakers at a special media event held in a cavernous hall at the OCC adjacent to where the new indoor track and field stadium will be built.

TrackTown USA President Vin …


Alexi Pappas: Outside my comfort zone

Last month at the Husky Classic in Seattle, I raced my first mile since my Dartmouth days. Racing the mile was a big adjustment for me, both mentally and physically – for the past three years I’ve been focused exclusively on longer distance events, such as pacing the Chicago Marathon.

I can probably count on two hands the amount of times I’ve raced the mile. The first time was in elementary school on our playground; a mile was eight times around the blacktop, which was in the exact shape of a foam finger. We were to run with …