Coach's Update

Trots. NCAA VB here!

Hello UO Club Runners — (Sunday, November 26, 2023)

Did you run a turkey trot? Some of our results are below.

The volleyball team will host matches in the NCAA tournament next weekend! We’ll need experienced ball crews for matches on Thursday and Friday. This will finish our fall term fundraising.

We’ll meet every school day at 3pm through the end of exam week, then take a one-month break for the holidays.

At the end of exam week I’ll email you sample workouts for the one-month winter break.

And a reminder for track sessions during winter term. We will have access to the Hayward Field track (not the infield) on Tuesdays at 6pm beginning January 23.


Here are the three NCAA tournament matches next weekend at Matt Knight Arena. We can only use volunteers who have worked this fall.

Thursday, November 30:
— Iowa State vs Hawaii, 4 pm (your arrival time 3:15pm)
— Oregon vs Southeastern Louisiana, 7pm (your arrival time 6:15pm)

Friday, December 1:
— the two winning teams, TBD (your arrival time 45 mins before start) ...same day as football.
Contact me at or text me at 541-954-0263.


Turkey Stuffer 5km, Springfield —

24. Jake Willard 18:09 alumnus
25. Magda van Leeuwen 18:23 alumna, 3rd female
73. Ethan Hass 22:10
(1093 finishers)

Turkey Trot 10km, Eugene —
2. Henry Domnarski 36:08
8. Karen Ramming 40:23 alumna
12. Ben Blonigen 40:44
(214 finishers)

Turkey Trot 5km, Eugene —
25. Kellen Cranmer 19:27
35. Shawn Recca 20:18 alumnus
54. Gabe Olsen 22:01
(1490 finishers)

Complete results:


Monday through Friday, November 27-December 1, 3pm — meet on intramural field next to the side of the rec center for a relaxed, aerobic run. You decide where to go, how far to run. Afterward: Strides? Planks? Abs? Frisbee?


Your first week of Club attendance was free. After that it’s $50 for the rest of the school year. It’s time to pay if you haven’t already. It’s a bargain!

Here’s how you pay:

— Bring $50 cash to any workout, or a check for $50 made out to “UO Running Club”, or

— Two ways for electronic payment:

a) Go online to,


b) Go online to , our Running Club website. In the upper right corner click on “donate”, then “electronic donation”. We are the Club Sports Running Fund. You become a “donor” to the U of O Foundation.

If you donate online, please let me know.


We have Club singlets (racing shirts/jerseys) for sale for $25 cash. I’ll have them at every 3pm run.


You must complete this sign-up before you run with the Club whether you are a new or returning member! Registration Club Members 2022-23:

'See you,

Tom Heinonen



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?
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Read this, a document written by our Club leaders!


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