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. Since 2021 is not an Olympics or World Cup year, this sporting event will be the largest in the world with millions of viewers tuning in.
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.