For the first time ever, the World Athletics Championships (Oregon22) will be held in the U.S. at the newly reimagined, legendary Hayward Field on the University of Oregon’s campus in Eugene, Oregon (known as TrackTown USA). (“Athletics” is synonymous with track and field outside of the United States.)
Portland, as Oregon’s largest city and home to PDX International Airport — and located only 90 miles/145 km from Eugene — will serve as the gateway to welcome approximately 2,000 track and field athletes from over 200 nations.
Beginning April 8, 100 days prior to July’s big event, the Museum of World Athletics (MOWA) will host a pop-up exhibit in Pioneer Place in downtown Portland. The free exhibit, which features highlights of many track and field legends, is a must-see for enthusiasts of the sport — and a great introduction for those just discovering it in time for Oregon22. The exhibit will run through July 25, 2022.
In memory and honor of the first World Athletics Championships hosted by the United States, the Museum of World Athletics created commemorative plaques for the Oregonian athletes and decorated athletes who have trained in Oregon along the Heritage Trail. The Trail selected eight women and 14 men and their plaques are located throughout the state of Oregon.
As Eugene, Portland and the rest of the state get ready to welcome the world, more event info will be added here. Check back to see how you can join in the festivities, and in the meantime, take advantage of Portland’s offerings for track and field fanatics — from running trails to world-renowned sportswear shopping.
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The men’s and women’s marathons, which will take place July 17 and 18, will be run on the streets between Eugene and Springfield, with spectators able to watch for no cost.
What transportation options are available between Portland and Eugene?
Check out other transportation options in the Eugene area.
Oregon22 Heritage Trail Athletes
Women: MARGARET JOHNSON BAILES, JONI HUNTLEY, CATHIE TWOMEY BELLAMY, ANNETTE PETERS, MARIA MUTOLA, KELLY BLAIR LABOUNTY, SHALANE FLANAGAN, BRIANNE THEISEN-EATON. Men: H.W. KERRIGAN, A.C. GILBERT, DAN KELLY, FORREST SMITHSON, MARTIN HAWKINS, RALPH HILL, BILL DELLINGER, DICK FOSBURY, MAC WILKINS, DAVE JOHNSON, LANCE DEAL, DAN O’BRIEN, ASHTON EATON, NICK SYMMONDS.
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