Campus, community events planned during WCH Oregon22

The Oregon22 World Championships in Athletics offers many ways to join in the excitement, including several fun opportunities on and off campus throughout the event.

MOWA exhibition at EMU

No ticket is needed to explore the World Athletics Museum Athletics Heritage Exhibition now open at the Erb Memorial Union. This free exhibition is open to the public until the end of the World Championships.

Exhibition of natural athletes

Learn about the athletic champions of the animal kingdom at the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History. If you’re heading to the museum this month, we suggest cycling, walking, or taking public transportation. If you’re driving, try entering from Villard Street and approaching from East 15th Avenue from the east of the museum. Visit the museum website for more information on the exhibition and opening times.

Eugene Riverside Festival

The Eugene Riverside Festival is a free 10-day celebration of the city with food, music, art, a kids’ zone and live streaming of events from Hayward Field. Visitors are encouraged to bike, walk or use public transportation to get from Hayward Field to the festival in the new Downtown Riverfront Park, just northeast of the Fifth Street Market district. It’s about a 30-minute walk or 10-minute bike ride from campus, and free valet parking is available. By bus, take the green EmX bus from Franklin Boulevard to the downtown Eugene bus station, about a 10 minute ride. The walk from the bus station is approximately 15 minutes towards Fifth Street Market. From Fifth Street Market, head towards the Willamette River. For a unique transport alternative, Pacific Pub Cycle will provide a shuttle along the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path to the south entrance of the festival.

make tracks

This youth engagement program features WCH Oregon22 activities and resources designed for K-12 students. The program includes downloadable activity guides, contests and special events.

Bring home a piece of history

As Hayward Field is set to capture the world’s attention during the Oregon22 World Championships in Athletics, a special souvenir book has been released to celebrate the rich history of this iconic site. Published by the Daily Emerald, Hayward Field: Legends and Legacy captures the site’s many milestones and inspiring stories about legendary coaches and athletes. All proceeds go to support student-run journalism at the Emerald Media Group, an independent, non-profit media organization at UO.

For more information about the campus, visit Event updates, including ticketing, shuttles and schedules, can be found on the WCH Oregon22 Webpage Know Before You Go .

Maria R. Newman