By Eugene Magazine

The Olympic Track and Field trials kicks on Friday, taking over Hayward Field and beyond with athletes and their support teams hoping to qualify for the games in a couple months. We’ve covered the trials before, talking to local legends and celebrating what makes Eugene TrackTown USA. Check out our full collection below.

Mar 19, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Ashton Eaton (USA) runs 7.70m hurdles for the top time in the heptathlon during the 2016 IAAF World Championships in Athletics at the Oregon Convention Center.

Walk in his Running Shoes

While at peak competition, decathlon gold medalist (and former Duck track athlete) Ashton Eaton’s day was dedicated to his work as a star athlete. In 2016, we followed him around.


Trials and Tribulations

Hayward Field hasn’t always been the host of the Olympic Track and Field trials, but the road to get there looked like a steeplechase track.


Pre’s Universe

Former track distance coach and Steve Prefontaine’s personal coach, Bill Dellinger has an impressive collection of physical and emotional memorabilia. He is just one of many who remembers the famed Olympian and local legend.


Past, Present, Future

Vin Lananna currently serves as the University of Virginia’s director of track and field and cross country, but in 2016, he took over a couple of our pages, offering his thoughts while he was the head coach of the men’s Olympic team.


The Nike Grind

When your current Nikes wear out, that is only the first phase of their life. Through Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program, you can give that shoe (or any other brand of running shoe) an afterlife as the surface of a track, gym floor tiles, playground surfacing, and more.

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Marathon Mania

Inspired by all this running? Training for a marathon might be a good goal for you. See what the experts recommend to get started on your journey.


The Big Three

Test your endurance at the Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove, which challenges participants to tackle one of their many triathlon courses every July.

Top Places to be Active

Last spring, our readers nominated your favorite places to be active around town. Did your pick make it to this list?

A Health Day Out

Treat yourself to a health day out around Oakway Center. Start off with workout gear from Lululemon, get your sweat on at Orangetheory Fitness, enjoy a smoothie a Nektar Juice Bar, massage out your tight muscles at Chikara Salon and Spa, and end your day with a cold drink at the Sky Bar at Hyatt Place.

Walk this Way

Take to the hills following the Ridgeline Trail. We broke down the sections and what to expect along the way.