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Strava Segment of the Week: Eugene Pioneer Cemetery

Eugene Pioneer Cemetery photo by University of Oregon.

Eugene Pioneer Cemetery photo by University of Oregon.

We have a Strava Segment of the Week for those of you in Eugene: the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery. It's a popular segment, but just for a relatively small group of runners; there have been 360 attempts by only 56 people. Eugene's Pioneer Cemetery is the beautiful cemetery across University from Mac Court; the route is nearly a rectangle that makes up 0.8 km. It's very flat; only 7 m are gained over the entire distance for an effective 0% grade. Please note that this is not a very well-lit loop, so I recommend doing it during daylight or bringing sufficient lights and running it with a friend.

As of October 13, 2016, the course records are held by:

Women’s: Sarah B. ran a 3:40 in November 2014

Men’s: Kevin “Vegan4Life” Cosmo ran a 2:58 in February 2016

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, October 27 at noon to try and break the record and see your name in “lights” on Run Oregon! We’ll post a new Segment next Friday at 11.

Speaking of this, we do not have any new CRs for our SSOTW from two weeks ago: Jogging thru cemetery; check it out here and keep trying!

Strava is an online training and racing log for runners and cyclists. The basic account is free and requires you to create a login. There is also a premium version, but in order to run and record routes as described in this post, you do not need to subscribe to their premium service. Note that this is not sponsored by Strava, nor endorsed or supported in any way by Strava. It’s just a fun thing we’re going to do to give some speedy shout-outs to area runners and pose a challenge to those of you willing to take on their segment. 

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About Kelly Barten (668 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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