On June 26, 2021, Downtown Springfield, Oregon will host the US Olympic Trials – Race Walk event, a first for the Springfield community.

There has been a competition schedule change due to forecasted temperatures on Saturday, June 26. In order to maximize the ability of the competing athletes to fight for a spot on Team USA, the start time of the 20km race walk has been shifted two hours earlier. We want these athletes to have the best possible chance at reaching their Olympic dreams!

Community members and visitors are invited to join the event starting at roughly 6:30 a.m., Saturday June 26 at the Springfield City Hall Plaza, 225 Fifth Street in Downtown Springfield, Oregon. The 20km Race Walk trials begin at approximately 7 a.m. for athletes in the men’s race and 7:01 a.m. for athletes competing in the women’s race.

Athletes competing in the Olympic Trials – Race Walk event will race the official course along 5th Street and Main Street in Downtown Springfield. The City is suspending parking enforcement activities in Downtown Springfield to better accommodate event goers. Race Walk Course Map

The City, along with Team Springfield partners Willamalane Park and Recreation District, Springfield Public Schools, and Springfield Utility Board are excited to welcome visitors and residents alike to this world event set in the heart of our community. Our key partner, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, joins us in the excitement and opportunity to welcome all to Springfield, Oregon.

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