All there is to know!
Hello, UO Running Club — (Sunday, October 15, 2017)
We have a lot going on with the UO Running Club this week. Read the bullet points first, then check below for all that you want to know, need to do!
— Going to San Francisco? You must sign eligibility form this week.
— Women jumped to early lead in donations. Men?
— Fox was hot!
— McKenzie day-trip next Saturday ...first 24 get the spots.
— Volleyball crew on Friday and Saturday nights. Your chance!
— Tuesday 1000m reps on Amazon.
— OTC 5km Thursday evening, Run with Duck 5km Sunday. See road schedule below.
— Beaver Classic same day as Pacific Regional. See XC schedule below.
NIRCA is requiring us to prove that our Pacific Regional entrants are full-time students. This week (through Thursday) you must sign their eligibility form in person at one of our practices. Then it goes to the UO Registrar to prove your eligibility. If you sign the form, we will enter you in the regional!
‘Gotta come to a 3pm practice to sign!
It’s time to start collecting your annual $50 dues for the Running Club, cash or check made out to “UO Running Club”. The alternative is for you to write fund-raising letters to friends and family. Now is the time!
So far we have donations from:
We left campus before sun-up and got serious competition beginning at 9am yesterday in the fog at the George Fox cross country meet. Men’s team finished third of eleven teams. Women got fourth of nine teams. All of the unattached runners were University of Portland redshirts. High level competition!
9. Robert Pedersen 25:31
16. Seth Berdahl 26:01
27. Carter Christman 26:27
39. Eric Beyerle 27:00
53. Jake Bromham 27:28
60. Jack Rising 27:35
65. Matt McCausland 27:51
70. Lukas Ambrose 27:57
79 Jonathan Breckheimer 28:25
84. Nick Heimberg 28:51
85. Drew Cardinale 28:58
94. Garen Marter 29:30
100. Ben Rakestraw 30:01
104. Tucker Engle 30:26
106. Neil Yotsuya 30:50
117. Champ Davis 33:05
121. Mark Wang 34:02
123. Justin Gallegos 42:06
14. Cecilie Hansen 19:17
18. Dana Fry 19:32
25. Anna Geffen 19:52
28. Magda van Leeuwen 19:57
42. Callista Hunt 20:32
46. Caela Fenton 20:39
53. Olivia Ogard 21:00
63. Mila Penrith 21:46
Complete results are at:
We’ll take two vans to the McKenzie River trail, one hour east of Eugene next Saturday morning, October 21. You’ll go for a run on the trail (one hour maximum), then you can sit it the river if you dare. Right after that, we’ll drive four miles to the the Belknap Hotsprings pool. Can you last 45 minutes in the water?
Then we’ll have lunch at a grocery store, search for sturgeon, and stop at Herrick’s pumpkin patch on the way home.
’Should be back late afternoon. Your cost for the trip is $10 plus lunch.
…a couple of quarters for fish food at the hatchery?
The first 24 people to sign up get the spots on the trip. Email me at or text me at 541-954-0263.
As always, the first six people who want to work get the spots…
We are the ball crew for the women’s intercollegiate team for home matches at Matt Knight Arena. Each match is a $100 fundraiser for our Club. We can use two newcomers and four veterans at each match. It’s kinda crazy and really fun! You can work one or both.
We have matches on:
—Friday, October 20…. (Arizona at 8pm, so 7:15pm arrival)
—Saturday, October 21… ASU at 7pm, so 6:15pm arrival)
Contact me at or text me at 541-954-0263.
*Monday, October 16: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs, planks, barefoot strides.
*Tuesday, October 17: …four choices for “hard day”:
7:30am — meet at Amazon Trail for 4-6 x 1000m (near XC race pace) with 2:30 jog-walk recovery. 1000m reps start at the white post next to the water fountain and go the shortest loop around the trees. Four reps is a good workout.
12:45pm — meet at Amazon Trail for same workout.
3:00pm -- meet on the IM field for a warmup run to Amazon Trail for same workout.
After 3:00pm -- catch up to us at Amazon Trail for same workout ... people whose classes end at 3:50pm can catch up. Those with classes ending at 4:20pm probably not.
WHERE? To get to Amazon Trail from the dorms, go south on Agate Street to 24th. Turn right and jog about 10 blocks to the stoplight at Hilyard. Continue on 24th to the next stoplight and look to your left. Follow the barkchip trail to your left, 50m to the pillars at Amazon Trailhead. Allow 15 minutes to get there from the dorms. (Amazon Trail is sometimes called the Adidas Oregon Trail.)
*Wednesday, October 18: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for aerobic run or field conditioning...plus strides, abs, planks.
*Thursday, October 19: 3pm — meet on the intramural field for aerobic run or field conditioning...plus strides, abs, planks. How about a short tempo run, 10-14 minutes or cruise intervals?
…or, 6:00pm — run the Oregon Track Club’s final Thursday evening race of the year, 5km beginning at Amazon Community Center. $5 entry fee. Race at 6pm. Mostly pavement. (NOT recommended if you raced last weekend and you plan to go to San Francisco.)
*Friday, October 20: 3pm — meet on the intramural field for choice: relaxed, end-of-week run plus strides, abs, planks …or yesterday’s workout …or field conditioning.
*Saturday, October 21: 9am — McKenzie River day-trip …or an exploring run on your own.
*Sunday, October 22: 11am — Run with the Duck 5km (last year it was SHORT!), free for students
Entry link here: http://www.eclecticedgeracing.com/run-with-the-duck.html
Sat, Oct 28, NIRCA Pacific Regional, Crystal Springs, Belmont CA (Bay Area)
Sat, Oct 28, Beaver Classic, Avery Park, Corvallis
entry link: https://www.directathletics.com/meets/xc/11539.html
You must enter on your own and provide your own transportation.
This is not a UO Running Club event. Day-of-race entries accepted, $15.
Sat, Nov 11, NIRCA Nationals, East Lansing, Michigan
Sat, Dec 2, NXN community race, 5km, Glendoveer Golf Course, Portland, 12:34pm
Do NOT run the OTC race or the Run with the Duck if you raced at George Fox AND you plan to race in San Francisco!
Thurs, Oct 19, OTC Monthly Run #8, 5km, Amazon Community Center, 6pm, $5
registration/start is at 27th and Hilyard
entry link: http://www.eclecticedgeracing.com/otc-monthly-run-walk-series--8.html
Sat, Oct 21, Ram Run 10km and 5km, Alton Baker Park, 10am
Sun, Oct 22, Run with the Duck 5km, Riverfront Park, 11am, FREE UO students
entry link: http://www.eclecticedgeracing.com/run-with-the-duck.html
Sun Oct 29, Monster Mash 5km, Alton Baker Park, 10am
Mon, Oct 31 Halloween 5km Pioneer Cemetery on campus, free, 4pm
Sun Nov 5, Autumn Trail Runs 3.5, 6, 10, 16 miles, Rexius, Ridgeline Trails, 10am
Sun, Nov 19, EWEB Run to Stay Warm Half-Marathon, 5km, 10km, EWEB Plaza 9am
Information at: http://www.eclecticedgeracing.com/race-calendar.html
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Who we are. What we do!
UO Running Club gives students the chance to get together to run, train and race. Most of our sessions are steady runs. A couple of days each week we offer harder training sessions (intervals, repetitions, hills, tempo runs, cruise intervals).
The club is coached by Tom Heinonen, a member of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame who coached the University of Oregon women for nearly three decades. In his time coaching the women, he transformed the team from a young program into an NCAA powerhouse. He retired in 2003 to start the club and has been coaching it since.
In the Fall, we compete in collegiate cross country races throughout Oregon, then finish our season at the NIRCA Championships, where we face other college clubs. In the Spring, we enter in collegiate track meets. Several of our runners earn the opportunity to race at Hayward Field each spring. There are road races throughout the year.
We have a wide range of talent and commitment levels, from recreational runners to All-Americans.
Club members receive an e-mailed workout schedule for the following week every Sunday. There is no fee to join the club.
All running sessions are optional. To join, just show up to one of the practices or contact one of us.
The Running Club is a great way to get together with students and to enjoy running!
'Starting a Running Club?
'Building Your Club?
Read this, a document written by our Club leaders!