Oregon 14

Oregon 14 2014 Jr. Championships is TrackTown's audition for 2019 Worlds 2014 Jr. Championships is TrackTown's audition for 2019 Worlds (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships get underway Tuesday morning, marking the first time the IAAF has held an event of any kind in the United States since 1992.

This is the junior championship's first appearance on U.S. soil.

If all goes well this week local organizers with TrackTown USA hope its just the start of more to come: Eugene is one of three cities bidding to host the 2019 World Championships.
Oregon 14 World Championships in Eugene: 'No other city has this kind of cachet' World Championships in Eugene: 'No other city has this kind of cachet' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The track world - literally - has arrived in TrackTown USA with this week's IAAF World Junior Championships, dubbed Oregon 14.

"We may not be a large city Barcelona or New York City for that matter, but what we are is a city that believes in the sport and has for many, many years," said Vin Lananna, president of TrackTown USA.

That belief started a bid three years ago to bring the World Juniors to Eugene.

Eugene becomes the first city to host the event in the U.S.
Oregon 14 Gallery: Flags of Oregon 14 Gallery: Flags of Oregon 14 (Photo Gallery)
Athletes from around the globe meet at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field this week, the event's first appearance on U.S. soil.

This gallery includes the flags of the nations participating in Oregon 14

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Oregon 14 Willamalane hosts Oregon 14 Welcome Party Willamalane hosts Oregon 14 Welcome Party (Video)
Willamalane Park and Recreation District is set to welcome more than 1,750 youth athletes from around the world at the Oregon14 Welcome Party on Monday, July 21, at Island Park in Springfield.

The free public event, set from 7 to 9 p.m., is a kickoff party for the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon at Hayward Field.
Oregon 14 1,600 athletes. 175 countries. 1 Track Town 1,600 athletes. 175 countries. 1 Track Town (Video)
Final preparations are underway for the first day of competition and opening ceremonies of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at historic Hayward Field.

This is the first time the championships have been held in the U.S.

All 1,600 athletes and 175 countries have arrived and are now on campus.
Oregon 14 Ride the bus to Oregon 14 Ride the bus to Oregon 14
TrackTown USA is making it easy for fans, officials, volunteers, coaches, athletes and media to get to historic Hayward Field and other destinations around town during the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon 2014.
Oregon 14 Looking for Oregon 14 $5 Kidsports ticket information? Looking for Oregon 14 $5 Kidsports ticket information? (Photo Gallery)
In just a few days, 1,600 athletes from 200 countries will gather at Hayward Field for the IAAF Junior World Championships.

And if you want to go, Kidsports may be your ticket in with a $5 special for your family.

Now through July 21, all famillies of Kidsports participants are welcome to purchase a maximum of 8 general tickets at that price.
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The season finale of “TrackTown Tuesday” promises to be the biggest ever. Come join us as we get ready to celebrate one week until the opening ceremonies of the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon 2014.
Oregon 14 NCAA track championships start Wednesday at Hayward Field NCAA track championships start Wednesday at Hayward Field (Video)
Track Town welcomes 1,100 athletes from Division 1 programs to historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon this week for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Competition starts Wednesday, June 11, and continues through Saturday, June 14.

Athletes from around 200 colleges nationwide will compete.

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Oregon 14 Youth can earn free tickets to first junior world track championships ever on US soil Youth can earn free tickets to first junior world track championships ever on US soil (Video)
Counting down 200 days until the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at Historic Hayward Field, the TrackTown USA youth challenge calls on local youth to run a mile and send in a form.

The goal: 200 kids run 200 miles before the championships open July 22.

The first 200 youth invovled will receive a voucher good for a free pair of tickets to the junior championships.