The marathon and race walk events during the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 will be staged in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon. The perimeter of Autzen Stadium at the University of Oregon will serve as the hub for the start and finish of the events before the course takes participants on a course around the cities that will be determined.
The local organizing committee is working with the Eugene Marathon to develop a road course that will allow athletes, spectators and digital fans to “share in the glory of Oregon and the history of track and field in this community.”
“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. “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 women’s and men’s 20-kilometers race walk will be staged on, July 15, 2022, the first day of competition. The only morning session of Day 8 will be the women’s 35-kilometers race walk, the first of its kind in the World Championship series. The final day of WCH Oregon22 will open with the men’s 35-kilometers race walk. All race walk events will be conducted on a 1-kilometer looped course near Autzen Stadium.
The men’s marathon will be held on the third day of competition. The women’s marathon will be held the following morning. Both the men’s and women’s marathon course will be a 14-kilometer looped course circling through Eugene and Springfield.