Get your running shoes on and start training because the 13th annual Eugene Marathon is about two months away and you have the chance to run for FREE. Sign up with A Family For Every Child and participate in the 5K, half marathon, or full marathon free of charge! All you have to do is meet the fundraising minimum, $75 for the 5K and $175 for the half and full marathon, by May 5, 2019. The money you raise will be donated to AFFEC and be used to support foster children in Lane County and beyond by connecting them with adoptive parents, providing them with mentors, and more.
Since 2011 the race has been held at Hayward Field, but due to the recent demolition and reconstruction of the iconic landmark, the event has been moved to Autzen Stadium. Runners will travel through downtown Eugene, with live musical performances along the path, and cross the finish line inside the stadium at the 50-yard line. You don't want to miss this event.
There’s also fun for the whole family! Children 4-12 years old can run in the Duck Dash, a 1k around Autzen Stadium, and children 12 and older are able to participate in the 5K. After the races, everyone will get to celebrate their victories at the Finish Line Festival where food will be supplied from various vendors. Get all of your friends and family together and spend a day enjoying the outdoors while raising money for AFFEC!