Run with five-time 800 meter U.S. Champion, two-time Olympian and Springfield resident Nick Symmonds as the only “straight 800” meter road race returns to Springfield Oregon on September 26. The 4th Annual "Nick Symmonds Springfield 800" will take over 5th Street in the historic Washburne District in Downtown. Join Nick, other elite athletes and community members from Springfield and Eugene for this all new road race and community party.
How fast can you go?
Unlike a typical 800 meter race– which is two laps around an Olympic track, runners of all levels will be able to test themselves on a straight road course with no turns. Everyone can participate in the 800 – which is about a half-mile! Several waves of skill levels will be available and all runners will be chip timed for the most accurate 800 possible. Again, this race will be sanctioned by the USATF. Check out our video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgAYppXPakQ
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Times: 10:00am - Walkers / 10:15am - Youth / 10:25am - Masters Men & Women / 10:35am - Open Men & Women / 10:45am - Elite Women / 10:55am - Elite Men
Location: City Hall Fountain Plaza at 225 Fifth Street, Springfield, Oregon
Course: The 800 meter road race will take place on 5th Street, between Centennial Blvd and A Street. Click here for a COURSE MAP.
Vendors: Vendors, including our main sponsor Dole Packaged Foods will have booths in the City Hall Plaza
Waves: Waves will be staggered every 5-10 minutes, with the walkers starting first. Waves include: Elite Men, Elite Women, Masters (40 & Over) Men, Masters (40 & Over) Women, Open Men, Open Women, Youth (Boys and Girls Combined) and Walkers.
Timing: All runners will be chip timed, from start to finish.
Entry Fees: $10 - Adults (Add $10 for a tech shirt), through September 1. $8 - Youth 17 & under (Add $8 for a tech shirt). Add $2 to all entry fees from September 2 through race day.
Registration: Race day registration will be available from 8:30am to 9:45am. Click below for online registration.
Benefit: Proceeds benefit CASA of Lane County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) - A powerful voice for abused children.
Can I Just Watch The Race? Yes! Everyone is welcome to gather along 5th Street (parade style) or at the Centennial fountain to watch the finishes, to enjoy a great atmosphere.
Thank you, sponsors!
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