World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Marathon, Race Walks to be held in 2022


The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the World Athletics Championships (WCH) Oregon22 has announced the global event’s marathons and race walks will be held in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon.

The locations are miles away from the main venue for the event, Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

The start and finish point of all the events will be served by the perimeter of Autzen Stadium, which is also located at the University of Oregon campus.

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"We’re thrilled to have the chance to manage the WCH Oregon22 road events next summer," Eugene Marathon Race Director and Oregon22 Road Events Course Manager Ian Dobson said in a recent press release. "We run on these roads every day and the thought of showing off our extraordinary community to the world, while also inspiring our own running community by bringing the world’s best athletes to them, is an opportunity unlike any other."

The first day of the competition is pegged for July 15, 2022, which will see the women’s and men’s 20-kilometers races. A new competition, the women’s 35-kilometer race walk, will take place on Day 8.

All race walk events will be on a 1-kilometer looped course near Autzen.