In August 2021, Eugene will host the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships Oregon21. The 10-day event will bring this world competition for track and field to Eugene and to the United States for the very first time. The IAAF World Championships will be the world's largest sporting event in 2021.
Eugene has a long history of hosting world-class track and field events and our tradition and reputation as TrackTown, USA makes our community and state the perfect first place in the United States to host the World Championships.
Eugene’s goal is to maximize results from existing plans and policies that support the event, engage the community, and inspire the world. See the following examples of legacy projects the City is working toward. Read about these projects to find out how we are building off of this event to maximize the benefits for our community.
Beginning July 16, 2018, grant applications for small neighborhood projects (less than $5,000) will be considered by City staff for approval and funding on an ongoing basis. One of the criteria for the application is to show how the project will build a legacy that enhances the community both for Oregon21 and beyond. To support this goal, the City is looking for projects that will enhance neighborhoods with lasting impact and benefit to Eugene residents and visitors alike. To learn more about the grant application process, click here.