Olympic Trials

Track & Field fans and athletes from around the country are converging on Eugene and Springfield for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials. You can be part of the action! Check out these opportunities for fans to join the fun with Team Springfield and TrackTown USA this summer.

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Starting line at Olympic Race Walk TrialsRace Walk Event & "Fan-ee Packs"

Reserve your space along the official race walk course to enjoy the race, cheer on athletes, and share your Olympic spirit. The course will weave through downtown Springfield, and we need fans to cheer on the competitors! The reservation comes with a Race Walk Kit, which includes noisemakers for the race, information about a Race Walk athlete, and material to make your sign to support the athlete.  
  • Downtown Springfield
  • $10 in-district, $12 out-of-district deposit per pod (Fan-ee pack included).*
  • Saturday, June 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Register here
  • Kit pick-up the week of the event. 
*We'll refund your deposit when you show us your registration at the event. We ask for a deposit to ensure the stands will be filled!

Race Walk Clinics 

These Race Walk Clinics will teach you the fundamentals of Race Walking and give you an in-depth understanding of this unique Olympic sport! Participants will learn from professional Race Walk coaches during this clinic on June 25. Children who register will also have the chance to participate in an event after the official Race Walk Finals on Saturday, June 26. 
  • Les Schwab Sports Park
  • Free
  • Youth: 4-5 p.m., Friday, June 25.
  • Adults (16+): 5-6 p.m., Friday, June 25.


Illustration of two race walkers competing in front of Springfield City Hall.About the Olympic Trial Race Walk Event

On June 26, 2021, Downtown Springfield, Oregon will host the US Olympic Trials Race Walk event, a first for the Springfield community! The City of Springfield, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Willamalane Park and Recreation District, Springfield Public Schools, and Springfield Utility Board are excited to welcome visitors and residents alike to this world event set in the heart of our community.

Athletes competing in the Olympic Trials – Race Walk event will race the official course along 5th Street and Main Street in Downtown Springfield. Community members and visitors are invited to join the event starting at roughly 8:30 a.m., Saturday, June 26 at the Springfield City Hall Plaza, 225 Fifth Street in Downtown Springfield, Oregon. The City is suspending parking enforcement activities in Downtown Springfield to better accommodate event-goers.

A short welcoming ceremony will precede the 20km Race Walk trials, which begin at 9 a.m. for athletes in the men’s race and 9:01 a.m. for athletes competing in the women’s race.

An awards ceremony will be held at the Springfield City Hall Plaza immediately following the race. Then, local youth participating in the TrackGirlz program or Willamalane’s race walk clinics will have the chance to do a 100- or 200-meter race (keep reading for more details)!

 The City has made a commemorative Race Walk Poster that will be made available for $10 at the event. Funding from poster sales go toward future public art projects. It also provides residents and visitors with a beautiful keepsake from Springfield, Oregon! Read more about the event.
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