Promoting Healthy Communities and Access to inclusive, quality sports programming for all kids.
Athletics allow us to aspire, to rise toward our best selves and bask in the incredible support of our community. The Eaton Family-Athlon is about bringing our community together to ensure all kids have those kinds of opportunities.
On June 5, 2021, our community will gather together for a fun multi-element, track-and field style event (see our COVID-19 protocols). It is an opportunity open to all to put a goal on the horizon, whether one is eight or 85, working to become healthier after the COVID-19 hibernation.
Participants in the Eaton Family-Athlon will be entered to win amazing prizes such as hospitality or a ticket to a premier event at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.
Proceeds from the event will benefit key community organizations making it possible for ALL youth to access inclusive, quality sports programming.
Brianne Theisen-Eaton is a graduate of the University of Oregon, an Olympic medalist, 2016 World Champion, NCAA Champion, the Canadian record holder in heptathlon and a marvelous mother.
University of Oregon graduate, Ashton Eaton is a a two-time Olympic champion, world record holder in the indoor Heptathlon, 5 time NCAA champion and a fantastic father.
Brianne and Ashton were married in July of 2013 and still reside in Oregon.
Individuals registering for any element from the Eaton Family-Athlon will gain access to video tips and tricks from Brianne and Ashton Eaton, training plans, and other bits of mentoring/coaching and inspiration from the Olympic couple.
The Youth Heptathlon (ages 8-14) 9:30 -11:30 (check in at 9:00 am):
The Youth Heptathlon will be an unscored event taking place at the KIDSPORTS Fieldhouse and Civic Park Turf Field. Youth will have an opportunity to try different activities and test themselves against Brianne and Ashton's best. Youth between the ages of 8 and 14 years of age will have the opportunity to participate in:
The Adult Decathlon (ages 15 & up) 5K starts at 8:30 AM; Remaining Events 12:30 - 3:00 (check in at 8:00 am):
The Adult Decathlon will include a series of decathlon-inspired challenges. Participants will earn a score for each element based on a decathlon-inspired scoring system that is aggregated for an overall event score and is relative to the best recorded time/distance in that event for each participants age. Participants will test their mettle in elements that include:
For individuals interested in participating in the Eaton Family-Athlon in some way but lacking a desire to run a 400 Meter, the 5K can be entered as a stand-alone event. There is also an opportunity to participate in the 5K virtually. Participants, both men and women, who complete the race in a Prefontaine-inspired costume or mustache or a Flo-Jo-Inspired costume or nails will gain an extra entry into the prize-pool lottery.
The In-person 5K: The 5K will likely include a series of loops on the City of Eugene's Amazon Running Trails. COVID-19 protocol includes a staggered start with runners starting 15 seconds apart. Runners will receive their anticipated start-time before the event.
The Virtual 5K Option: Runners/walkers that sign up for the virtual race can gain inspiration, prepare and participate like other participants, but will have the luxury of choosing their own starting line, whether it's a treadmill or a neighborhood street. Sometime during the week of the Eatons Family-Athlon, participants will run/walk the race distance and upload their finishing time.
TrackTown USA is the event producer of the TrackTown20 U.S. Olympic Trials, June 18-27, 2021 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, and have hosted numerous high profile track and field events for youth, collegiate and professional athletes. TrackTown USA, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to setting a standard of excellence in the sports of track and field and running by hosting premier events, creating a supportive environment for elite athletic performances, improving facilities, being a leader in sustainability, and inspiring the next generation of track and field athletes and fans.
TrackTown USA also provides a suite of programs which aid individuals interested in pursuing training in conjunction with the Eaton Family-Athlon for Good, which include:
Defeating cycles of poverty and disadvantage, like many hard-won victories, isn't easy, but it can be done. Friends of the Children–Lane County partners with youth and families facing a path strewn with hurdles most of us will never have to face. Friends of the Children helps those families overcome these obstacles by providing families with a professional mentor from the time the youth is 4-6 years old until they graduate high school– 12+ years, no matter what! This level of support is what it takes to ensure that all kids can get to the starting line.
KIDSPORTS mission is simple "all kids play." Research shows that children who participate in sports and regular physical activity get better grades, stay in school longer, and are more likely to stay active and healthy for their entire lifetime. Active healthy kids become healthy adults who in turn make for active healthy communities. That's something we can get behind.
In addition to creating opportunities to play for almost 4,000 children last year, KIDSPORTS teaches coaches how to build children up and emphasizes the joyful elements of sports.
All Kids Play.
If you are interested in opportunities to align your business with efforts with two of North America’s Greatest Athletes and their desire to increase access for all kids to quality sports programs, give us a call at 541.632.3237 or be in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have both overall sponsorship opportunities and product table opportunities at the Eaton Family-Athlon for Good event.
If you are interested in receiving a scholarship to participate in any element of Eaton Family-Athlon for Good please contact email@example.com. Scholarships will be made available as long as space remains in the event.