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 October 17. The 3rd 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. For the second year, this race will be sanctioned by the USATF. Returning champion Alex Jones will return to defend his title! Check out our video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgAYppXPakQ
Date: Friday, October 17, 2014
Times: 5:45pm - Walkers / 6:00pm - Youth / 6:10pm - Masters Men & Women / 6:20pm - Open Men & Women / 6:30pm - Elite Women / 6:40pm - 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.
Farmer's Market: The Springfield Farmer's Market will be accessible starting at 3pm.
Waves: Waves will be staggered every 5-10 minutes, with the walkers beginning at 5:45pm. 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: $8 - Adults (Add $10 for a tech shirt). $5 - Youth 17 & under (Add $7 for a tech shirt). Add $5 to all entry fees on race day.
Registration: Race day registration will be available from 4:30pm to 5:45pm. Click below for online registration.
Benefit: Proceeds benefit Committed Partners For Youth.
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.
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