Eugene 5K and Kid’s Duck Dash presented by OCCU

Marathon runners
Eugene 5K and Kid’s Duck Dash presented by OCCU :
Saturday, April 29, 2023

Event location:  

Hayward Field, University of Oregon


8:00 a.m. – Kids Duck Dash start.

8:45 a.m. – Eugene 5K start.

Ready to get your run on? OCCU members can save $5 on their 5k registration with the code OCCU_EM23.

Established in 2007, the Eugene Marathon features a marathon, half-marathon, 5-kilometer race and 1-kilometer kids run. OCCU is thrilled to sponsor the Eugene 5K and Kid’s Duck Dash, which will take place on April 29.

The Kids Duck Dash presented by OCCU is the weekend’s first race. This 1-kilometer race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, and is for runners aged 2-13.  Hundreds of kids (or should we say ducklings?) will race through the University of Oregon, onto Hayward Field, past the Bowerman Curve, and down to the finish line — the same finish line runners will use for the Eugene Marathon the following day!

Through a partnership with the OCCU Foundation, the Eugene Marathon was able to establish the Kids Duck Dash Free Entry program, meaning every child who wants to participate in the race can, regardless of the ability to pay.

Once the ducks are done dashing, the Eugene 5K presented by OCCU will get underway at 8:45 a.m. It’s a flat, fast race that serves as a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington (RMHC).


How to sign up:

  • OCCU members can save $5 on their 5K registration! Simply use the code OCCU_EM23 at checkout.