For those alumni who are in the market for a fast, well run, and Hoya-affiliated marathon/half-marathon, look no further than Eugene.
Andy Downin (C 96) organized the inaugural Eugene Marathon in April 2007 with fantastic results. Eugene hosted over 4200 finishers from 44 states and eight countries. The course was fast and flat with four elite athletes qualifying for the Olympic Trials, and 19% of finishers obtained Boston Qualifying times. It was also named to the top ten for marathons with 5% of its participants finish under three hours. The Marathon Guide named it as the Top Five marathons in the country. This year’s marathon, half Marathon, 5K and Kids Marathon will be held on May 4, 2008. For more information visit: http://www.eugenemarathon.com/.
Stay tuned, Andy will be posting updates on how this year's marathon is shaping up.