Race Preview: 2019 Run to Stay Warm (Eugene)

Getting warm is what happens when we run and staying warm is a basic human necessity that not everyone has the luxury of having due to financial limitations.  That is why the Run to Stay Warm race on November 24th is so important.  One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit EWEB’s Customer Care Program to help income-eligible customers who are having difficulty paying their utility bills.

Besides being a great cause, this race is gorgeous too! Though the official maps haven’t been released yout, historically the half marathon and 10K run along the Willamette River and the 5K passes Autzen Stadium and Alton Baker Park.  Little ones have a racing option too with a 400 meter dash with the Eugene Emerald’s mascot, Sluggo!

Long sleeve race shirts can be purchased for an additional $20 (included with half, but costs for shorter distances).  Be sure to stay after the race for the post-race party at Tap and Growler as this is also where the awards ceremony will be. There will be awards for the top three finishers overall for male and female as well as age division winners. Half marathoners will receive a medal at the end of the race and kid’s will get a prize at the end of their dash.

Come out, run to get warm and help keep people warm throughout the cold Oregon months!

Run to Stay Warm Details:

When: November 24, 2019

  • 8:50am-  5K start
  • 9:00am- Half Marathon & 10k start
  • 8:50am-  5K start
  • 9:30am- Kids’ 400-meter dash start

Where: EWEB’s North Building, 500 E. Fourth Ave. Eugene, OR


  • Half Marathon- $70 until November 1
  • 10K- $40 until November 17
  • 5K- $35 until November 17

Want to save 10%? Register for both the 2019 Run to Stay Warm and Eugene Marathon or Half Marathon (April 26) at the same time and you’ll automatically save 10% on both races. The Run to Stay Warm is a great way to train for the Eugene Marathon. The discount is valid for the Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon races only. Eugene 5k and Duck Dash do not qualify for the Double Discount.

Register: CLICK HERE

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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