NIRCA done, EWEB next, VB once more

Nine of us are on the way back from NIRCA Nationals in Lexington, Kentucky. Eric Beyerle was our star athlete this weekend, finishing sixth in the national championship cross country race! Our men finished 7th in the team race. Freshman Ellie Kobak got 46th in her first NIRCA race as our single woman entrant.

We stayed at Eric’s cousin’s house in Louisville on Thursday and Saturday nights, hosted by Eric’s mom, Judy. Thank you! Kentucky hospitality! And alums Emily Jones and Alex Foote were there.

The EWEB half-marathon is next Sunday. ‘See you there.

Two volleyball matches this week…Wednesday Wednesday night and Friday night. They are our last matches of the season. I need five more helpers for each match.

Solomon Faulkner won the Monster Mash 5km in 17:21 on Sunday, October 28. Zing!

Justin Gallegos ran the Autumn Trails 10-mile trail race last Sunday, Nov. 4, in 1:45:26 up on Ridgeline Trail. Justin finished 12th of 17 men, 3rd in men’s 20-24 age group. Well done!


Eric on the podium!

Men (255 finishers) —
6. Eric Beyerle 25:52
37. Robert Pedersen 26:37
60. August Howell 26:59
68. Evan Kwiecien 27:01
90. Jake Bromham 27:22
150. Blake Hayes 28:17

Women (200+ finishers)—
46. Ellie Kobak 23:27

Cal Poly men finished second behind Michigan. UC Davis got 3rd. We were 7th with 251 pts. There were 36 teams.


We have matches on:
—Wednesday, November 14…. (vs Utah at 7pm, so 6:15pm arrival)
—Friday, November 16… (vs Colorado at 7pm, so 6:15pm arrival)

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 still work one or both.

Contact me at or text me at 541-954-0263.


Membership in UO Running Club costs just a $50 donation for the whole school year. 25 people have made the donation so far this fall:

Calvin Hodge
Magda van Leeuwen
Jack Rising
Marika Tammaru
Blake Hayes
Caela Fenton
Ana Huizar
Ryan Pole
Dylan Cuatt
Benjamin Switzman
Dana Fry
Wolf Seifer
Kirsten Meyer
Robert Pedersen
Callista Hunt
Peter Stice
Ellie Kobak
Evan Kwiecien
Emma Stevenson
Jake Bromham
Eric Beyerle
Champ Davis
Ben Schoonover
Ben Rakestraw
Matt McCausland
Jake Willard
Mia Yerton
Mike Salmon



Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs, planks, barefoot strides.

Saturday, November 17: On your own, pre-race warmup or exploring run.

Sunday, November 18: EWEB!


The EWEB half-marathon is just a week away now, next Sunday! There are 5km and 10km road races too. The races start at 9am at EWEB Plaza, less than two miles from campus. Here is the link:


It’s the “late registration” period now, but there might still be spots open with the discount code.

Discount code: UOCLUB18 …for 10% off half marathon, 10K or 5K. Valid through 10 p.m. Nov. 17. Only good for the first 15 people who use it.


Is it time to commit to the Eugene Marathon next spring? Or the half-marathon?

Here is a $10 discount code from Jake Willard: JakeEM19

Dates and entry info is at: https://www.eugenemarathon.com/


It's a very quick sign up. ‘Gotta do it to run with the Club.

1. Go to: https://orgsync.com/login/university-of-oregon and log in with your Duck ID
2. Search "Running Club" and go to the home page
3. Click "Join Now" in the right hand corner
4. Click the subtitle "Forms"
5. Select: REGISTRATION-Club Members 2018-2019
6. Begin form.


Check this link to road races in our local area

‘See you,
Tom Heinonen

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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!


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