The University of Oregon’s Hayward Field will once again be the venue for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. The Trials dates are July 1-10, with four days of track on July 1, 2, 3, and 4, then two days off (though July 6 is Hammer Throw day at the stadium), and then four further days of track on July 7, 8, 9, and 10. Tour dates are arrive June 30, depart July 11—11 nights.
What a track meet! With all competitors striving to be among the top three in their event (to make the Olympic team) the thrills and drama—the joy and pain—make this a special track meet. With the incredible competition and world-beating track & field—in the peerless setting of Hayward Field—we think it’s the best track meet outside the Olympics and World Championships.
Lodging: Track & Field News has engaged three accommodations, all within walking distance of the stadium—The Campus Inn, the Broadway Inn, and Red Lion (formely the Sleep Inn), all on E. Broadway, and 20-30-minute walks to Hayward Field. There is also a bus, the EmX, for those who’d rather ride. These are not deluxe hotels (there are very few in Eugene, none of which are in walking distance), but good motels that will provide comfortable lodging, convenient to the stadium and to a variety of nearby restaurants.
Tickets: We will have prime tickets to all sessions of the Trials. Our usual Trials location is on the backstretch, directly opposite the finish, but half our tickets in 2016 will be on the finish side.
What to do on the off days: In the past, we’ve arranged a number of excursions of interest—generally to the coast for dune buggy rides, sea lion caves and the aquarium, or winery tours with an elegant sit-down lunch. These are optional and at extra cost. You can also go off on your own or stay in Eugene—as mentioned, hammer throw qualifying and finals, men and women, will be held at the stadium on July 16.
The Party: Friday evening, July 8, is the time for our gala dinner at the Valley River Inn. This of course is part of your tour package. After dinner, we’ll be interviewing our athlete guests—always a tour highlight.
What else is included?
The Price. The tour price is $2450 per person, double occupancy. Does not include the cost of transportation to Eugene or transfer from the airport (taxis are generally about $30 from the Eugene airport). For a single room (no share) add $820.
Deposits and Cancellation Fee: At this time the required deposit is $1000 per person. Final billing in March or April.
At this time, the cancellation penalty is $150, plus any funds paid on your behalf which are nonretrievable by Track & Field News. At this time the tour is sold out, but if you are interested, call right away, as things change daily.
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