SUMMARY: The 42nd annual Butte to Butte 10K road race will be held on Saturday, July 4. Eugene Police recommend that area residents and visitors plan their morning travel to avoid the race route.
The race will begin at 8 a.m. at E. 43rd Avenue and Donald Street. Runners will proceed south on Donald St. to Fox Hollow, east to W. Amazon, north to Hilyard, north to Amazon Parkway, north to E. 19th Avenue, east to High Street and north to Cheshire Avenue, ending at Skinner Butte Park. Those participating in the 4.5-mile walking portion of the event will start in the same location as the runners a short time later at 8:20 a.m. and head east on 43rd to Fox Hollow Rd., where they will then follow the same route as the runners.
Road closures will begin at 6:30 a.m. and the course will be closed to vehicle traffic no later than 7:45 a.m. Eugene Police officers and volunteer course marshals will be directing traffic at various intersections along the course. Vehicles will be allowed to cross the course at most cross streets only when space between runners permits. However, no vehicles will be allowed to cross the course from Coburg (near west side of Federal Court) to E. 6th Avenue. Police estimate that the full course will reopen to vehicle traffic between 10:30 and 11 a.m.