Big weekend!

Hello, UO Club Runners — (Sunday, May 13, 2018)

Our track season is over! Several of our guys competed at the Portland Twilight meet yesterday at Lewis & Clark including Drew Cardinale who raced a three-second PR in the 800m!

We’ll meet Monday through Friday at the IM field at 3pm through the end of exam week. No more track sessions at Hayward Field this spring…or next year…and maybe for longer than that. I hope we can use South Eugene High School’s track next year, times to be arranged.

Our student coordinators are working on the date for a year-ending BBQ. And we DO have a chance for an overnight at the Oregon Coast on June 2-3. Details next week…

We need a new webmaster! Aaron Smet is graduating this spring. We thank Aaron for his work and hope one of you can step forward and help! Ask me what it involves or talk to Aaron. There’s a folder! He’s at 503-828-8847 and . Thanks, Aaron!

Road mile? At OSU? Read below!



Miles Rouches of the OSU Running Club wants us to know about their road mile on May 19. It’s downhill! Check the details here:


You would be on your own entering and for transportation. It looks like fun!


If we have no drivers, we don’t travel.

Have you signed up yet to “save the Club” and become a certified van driver? No pressure…it’s only the future of the Running Club. Check your email for Jake Willard’s message on April 3. And follow through!



*Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides?

We meet rain or shine. Every session is optional.


It was hot!

Mason Williams, 200m, 24.19 (wind +0.9mps)
Alex Smith, 800m, 1:54.06 3rd in section, his 2nd fastest time ever
Drew Cardinale, 800m, 1:56.68 PR, 2nd in section, #8 on Club all-time list.
Justin Gallegos, 1500m, 6:41.93
Ryan Jones, 5000m, 14:54.05 3rd in section, his 3rd time under 15:00
Robert Pedersen, 5000m, 15:42.21
Evan Day, 5000m, 15:55.43

Complete results at:


Race details at: http://www.eclecticedgeracing.com/race-calendar.html

Sat, June 2, Newport Marathon, Newport OR, on the coast
Wed, July 4, Butte to Butte 10km road, Eugene, point-to-point

There are lots of other road races locally! Check the Eclectic Edge site above.

‘See you,
Grandpa Tom

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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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