Race Details

EWH Start


Start Location: 5th & High Streets (Downtown, Eugene - near 5th Street Market)

Finish Location: 5th Street Public Market – Downtown, Eugene, OR (Finish Map - PDF)

Course Limit: Course is open for 3 1/2 hours. Finish line is open for 4 hours.

*Participants running/walking slower than 3 1/2 hour pace will be asked to move to the sidewalks if approached by the sweeper team, but may still complete the race if within 4 hours.  Course support - such as water and aid stations - are shut down after 3 1/2 hours.   

Race Day Parking: City parking garages and street parking near the start and finish are free on Sundays. We encourage participants and spectators to carpool and park downtown for the event. >>Click Here to view a downtown parking map

Packet Pick-up

There is NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP. Saturday is your only opportunity to pick up your packet. Packets cannot be mailed. See our FAQ page for more information on how a friend can pick up your packet.  Packets include bib number, timing tag, goodie bag and finisher's t-shirt! (Packet Pick-up Map - PDF)

Goodie Bags

vrb-brand-imageParticipants receive the fashionable Title Nine reusable goodie bag with great samples & coupons.  In addition, new this year, participants can also "CLICK" to find additional coupons and sponsor offers in the VIRTUAL RACE BAG.  

One example of a special bonus found in the Virtual Race Bag:

Included in your registration is a one year subscription to a magazine of your choice - a $20 value! Select from: Men's Health, Women's Health, Bicycling or Prevention. Details on how to claim your subscription or request a refund will be found in your Virtual Race Bag.


Saturday at 5th St. Public Market

Samples & Sign-ups

Many of our partners and sponsors will be located around 5th Street Public Market providing samples and information about their products and services.  Plan time to take a stroll through the open air market and do a little shopping. ·Click Here for more information about the market.


Also at packet pick-up, Gervais Salon will be accepting sign-ups for their 15 minute post race massages.  These massages are $15 for 15 minutes provided at the salon after the race. We will also be providing FREE massage on Sunday on a first come, first serve basis.  The free massages on Sunday will be located in the Maple Room inside the Inn at the 5th.  Donations are accepted by Lane Community College massage students.  

Click Here to view the 2013 Course Map

Course Description

The 13.1 mile course begins in downtown Eugene and heads west for the first two miles until it reaches the banks of the beautiful Willamette River. Participants then cross the river on the Owosso foot bridge, cruise through the Delta Ponds Park by way of Good Pasture Island Road and continue east along the river into Alton Baker Park. Just before mile 11 ladies cross the river again on the Knickerbocker foot bridge for the final 2 mile push along Franklin Blvd. toward the finish line at 5th Street Public Market.

Course aid stations will serve water and Gatorade. Clif Shots are available in two locations.

>>2013 Course Map (PDF)

***Due to summer construction on 5th St., the start location and the first mile have been changed***

Daddy & Tot Trot

The Daddy & Tot Trot begins after the Half Marathon from the same start location. ·Dads & kids run or walk a simple 1K run (out and back) and finish where they started.  Upon finishing, walk down to the parking lot at 5th Street Market to enjoy the same refreshments and fun as the half marathoners. ·Each participant receives an age appropriate glass at packet pick-up (pint or milk)!  All participants 4 and older must register and wear a bib - $10 each.

Clothing Drop 

The gear check/clothing drop will be located inside the parking lot of 5th St. Public Market - near the finish line. (Check the Finish Line Map for specific location)  Bags with warm-up clothing may be checked there.  Please use the goodie bag given to you at Packet Pick-up.  Tie the handles together and zip tie the tear tag from the bottom of your bib number around the handles (zip ties provided at Packet Pick-up).  

Do not put anything of value in your bag; the Eugene Women's Half Marathon is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Discarded items and bags not picked up will be donated to a local charity.

Starting Line & Pacers

To ensure a smooth and safe start for all participants, we ask that participants line up according to your estimated finish time.  Please gauge your start location based on our pacers.  Lining up with the fastest in the front and progressively slower runners/walkers behind will minimize the amount of unnecessary passing during the first few miles and make for a safer and more enjoyable event for everyone. 


Pacers will be holding signs with their pace time at the starting line. Pacers will be available for: 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 minute pace per mile. Thank you New Balance for helping with our pace team!

*Create your own pace wristband


After the Race

EWH MassageThis race is all about pampering! Use the Finish Line Map to help plan your post race pampering and where to reunite with fans.  

Here are a few things you can expect at our finish line festival:


All participants receive a unique finisher charm. In addition, awards will be given to the overall female winner, overall female master winner and the top three women of each age group. Age groups are as follows: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. All awards are decided based on participant's gun time.  

*Awards will be announced at 11:00 on race day and can be picked up at the Results/Information Tent near the finish line.  

Race Results & Photos

2013 Eugene Women's Half Race Results

2012 Eugene Women's Half Race Results

2011 Eugene Women's Half Race Results

2010 Eugene Women's Half Race Results

2013 Race Photos

2012 Race Photos

2011 Race Photos

2010 Race Photos