Start the new year with a scenic run or walk in this unique event. You can choose to participate on New Year's Eve or on New Year's Day or BOTH!
DATES: Sturday, December 31, 2022 & Sunday, January 1, 2023
DISTANCES: NYE 10K & 5K, NYD 10K & 5K
START TIMES: Staggered individually based on pace per mile
Please have a mask or runner buff on your person at all times for any interactions within six feet of crew, other participants and especially the general public.
LOCATION: Willamette Foyer, (Near the LTD bust stop) - NOT the Columbia north wing this year.
Valley River Inn (100 Valley River Way) - Eugene, Oregon
DIRECTIONS: In Eugene, take the Delta Highway to the Valley River Center exit. Turn left at the first stoplight after the exit (Valley River Way) and proceed south 1/2 mile to the Valley River Inn.
Participants completing both events (NYE + NYD) will be eligible for extra awards, based upon the cumulative time from each event. These awards will ideally be awarded on race day after results are computed.
There are three combinations of event doubles:
1) Run both 5K events (10K total)
2) Run one 5K event and one 10K event (15K total)
3) Run both 10K events (20K total)
For the night race: At packet pickup, please take a glow-stick bracelet or necklace to wear during the race. This will help with safety and tracking competition.
This event features a 10K (6.2 mile) and 5K (3.1 mile) run or walk. (10K Time Limit is 1.5 hour.) Common Start/Finish for both NYE/NYD - see revised 10K/5K map below. Both races remain on the Delta Ponds side of the river.
The 10K and 5K run/walk for both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day start and finish adjacent to Valley River Inn, in the cul de sac next to Elmer's Restaurant. All courses will follow the bike paths along the Willamette River. The courses are flat, fast and scenic. The 5K will follow the same course as the 10K, until just after the 2-Mile mark. Both distances will remain on the Valley River Center side of the bridge the entire time, with two out and back sections for the 10K and one for the 5K. Both distances take runners over the Delta Hwy bike bridge first, then to the Owosso Bike Bridge past Marist High School for the 10K ONLY, while the 5K returns to finish after the out and back over Delta Hwy bridge. Water station accessible on both courses.
The event will be chip timed, utilizing a BIB Chip Start & Finish. Awards for this event will be based on Chip Time. Special themed prizes to be awarded for Male & Female 5K & 10K Champions for NYE & NYD races, respectively. Medals to be awarded to top three in each age division, with all participants eligible for random prizes. Participants completing both events will be eligible for extra awards, based upon the cumulative time from each event.
$30 for Adults 18-59. $25 for youth 17 & under and Adults 60+. $50 or $45 to run both, respectively. Long Sleeve Tech shirts available for an additional $14. Early shirt cut-off is 12/21.
(If shirt size is not showing available during online registration, it's likely sold out. Inquire for shirts available at the race.)
Use the link above to register online or sign up in person at Eugene Running Company (116 Oakway Center) or Run Hub NW (515 High St) available until 7:00PM on 12/30/22.
Or, register on Race Day on NYE starting at 10:30PM or on NYD at 8:30AM.
Online registration is open until 12PM on 12/31/22 for the New Year's Eve race or "Both" Option. Link open until 10PM on New Year's Eve for the New Year's Day race.
Located in the Columbia Foyer at Valley River Inn, in the north building of the hotel:
Saturday, December 31, 2022 (New Year's Eve)
10:30pm - 11:45pm - BIB# Pickup
Sunday, January 1, 2023 (New Year's Day)
8:45am - 9:45am - BIB# Pickup
Each year for this event we offer folks the opportunity to volunteer for one of the events and run the other for FREE!
To take advantage of this deal, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 541-556-1496