Eugene Marathon starts, finishes at Autzen Stadium on April 28

Runners near Autzen Stadium

With historic Hayward Field in the middle of renovation, the 2019 Eugene Marathon will use Autzen Stadium as its start and finish for the April 28 event, with runners only making a passing appearance through the University of Oregon.

The marathon's 26.2-mile course, as well as the 13.1-mile half-marathon route, will start near Autzen Stadium at 7 a.m. and will only pass through campus on East 13th Avenue and then Agate Street on the way to and from south Eugene. Streets that are part of the course will be closed, with posted detours, from approximately 6:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday. Travelers and residents of the area should prepare for detours and delays.

The courses for the Eugene 5K and Kids Duck Dash races on April 27 are entirely contained in the Alton Baker Park and Autzen Stadium areas north of the Willamette River.

In past years, the marathon started and ended at Hayward Field, creating a spectacle for nearby University Housing residents. Work at Hayward won’t be completed until 2020, meaning likely at least one more year of the marathon starting and finishing elsewhere.