Regional done, half marathon price break deadline

Eighteen of us are in the San Francisco Bay Area right now for NIRCA Regionals in cross countrty. Our women’s team finished second of five teams and our men got third of eight teams. Ellie Kobak was fifth woman. Robert Pedersen was ninth man after skidding and falling hard in the first mile. Results below!

We will not have a morning workout next Tuesday…

Prices for EWEB Half Marathon (and 10km, 5km) go up $10 after November 1. Jake’s discount is still in effect. Races are on Sunday, November 18. Read below.

WE have two volleyball matches next weekend. Please help!


At Crystal Springs in Belmont, on the well-known, wickedly difficult course there, our women finished second and our men got third:

Women’s teams:

1. UC Davis 26
2. UO 69
3. Stanford 76
4. OSU 78
6. Cal Poly 111

Women (56 finishers):
5. Ellie Kobak 24:17
11. Dana Fry 24:52
14. Kirsten Meyer 25:03
23. Marika Tammaru 26:14
24. Magda van Leeuwen 26:19
28. Callista Hunt 26:25

Men’s teams:

1. UC Davis 43
2. Cal Poly 54
3. UO 83
4. Stanford 92
5. UCLA 105
6. OSU 137
7. UC Santa Barbara 226
8. UC Irvine 234

Men (98 finishers):
9. Robert Pedersen 26:42
11. Eric Beyerle 26:47
15. Evan Kwiecien 27:12
22. August Howell 27:34
32. Jake Bromham 28:13
38. Blake Hayes 28:27
49. Wolf Seifer 28:53
60. Peter Stice 29:35
67. Benjamin Switzman 30:36
78. Dylan Cuatt 31:49

We did not get ticketed by the reservoir police on Friday.


Be on our ball crew! We can take two newcomers for each match, plus four veterans.

Matches at Matt Knight Arena:
—Friday, November 2, 8pm (7:15pm arrival), vs USC
—Sunday, November 4, 12noon (11:15am arrival), vs UCLA

Email me at or text me at 541-954-0263 for a spot!

We roll balls along the sideline and get to look the next server in the eye. Cool!

And our group earns $100 for the Running Club for each match.


Membership in UO Running Club costs just a $50 donation for the whole school year. Twenty-one 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



*Monday, October 29: 3pm -- meet next to the intramural field for aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs, planks, barefoot strides.

*Tuesday, October 30: 3pm — meet on the sidewalk next to the intramural field for a 12-15 minute warmup run to the Pioneer Cemetery (across from Esslinger Hall near 15th Avenue and University St). Then a 4-5 lap cutdown run (each lap faster than the previous)

*Wednesday, October 31: 3pm -- meet next to the intramural field for aerobic run or field conditioning...plus strides, abs, planks. Halloween…stop by at the “Graves Yard” across from my house…if you dare. It’s open at 5:30pm and closes at 8pm.

*Thursday, November 1: 3pm -- meet next to the intramural field for aerobic run or field conditioning...plus strides, abs, planks.

*Friday, November 2: 3pm — meet next to the intramural field for relaxed, end-of-week run.

*Saturday, November 3: On your own, go for an exploring run. State high school championships at Lane CC…

*Sunday, November 4: If you’re Mary, run the New York Marathon. Go long or medium run, take a nap, then consider studying.


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/


There’s a half-marathon in Eugene on Sunday, November 18. Many of our Club runners have used it as an end-of-the-term goal. There are also cheaper 10km and 5km road races the same day. Link is here: http://www.eclecticedgeracing.com/eweb-run-to-stay-warm.html

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.


Check this link to road races in our local area:



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.

‘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!


Ticket Jones is a proud sponsor of the University of Oregon RunningClub. We handle a variety of sporting event tickets including the NCAA Final Four, NHL Hockey, and the Pro Bowl. Our packages such as Broadway theatre performances and concerts can be ordered world-wide. Domestic events center around football games, (college football and NFL), US Open Tennis tournaments, and College Bowl games. Internationally we focus on soccer matches. Local favorite teams include the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, and the Boston Red Sox. Tour packages are available for MLB Baseball, exciting PBR and NFR rodeo events, Grandslam Tennis, NASCAR and all Washington Wizards basketball games.