WCH Oregon22 is an unmissable global experience taking place in the United States for the very first time. The best track and field athletes in the world are coming together in a celebration of diversity, human potential, and athletic achievement. This extraordinary showcase is taking center stage in the heart and home of the sport of track and field in the U.S: in Oregon, in Eugene, in Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.
Team USA, the world’s #1 team, will lay it all on the line on their home turf, in a setting that is both richly intimate and magnificently state-of-the-art. An incredible theater for the sport, the newly reimagined Hayward Field will be the epicenter of local, national, and global communities July 15–24, 2022.
All the seating sections around the stadium hug tight to the outside lane of the track, offering the most intimate viewing experience ever at a World Championships. Every seat comes with a wow.
We are so excited for you to experience this extraordinary event. Whether you plan on attending one of the 16 ticketed stadium sessions or the free road events, we can't wait to welcome you to Oregon.
Session 1: Welcome the World
Be there for session #1 as all eyes across the world turn to Oregon!
Session 2: Opening Night
Join in on exciting opening night festivities and cheer on as Team USA fights for their first gold medal of the Championships.
Session 3: Going the Distance
Share in 25 laps of drama as a women’s 10,000m champion is crowned.
Session 4: Speed and Strength
See the fastest men on the planet as Team USA takes on the world in the men’s 100m final. Add to the roar as the strongest women on the planet throw for gold in the women’s shot put final.
Session 5: History in the Making
Watch the men's 10,000m final on the same track where Steve Prefontaine set the American record in 1974.
Session 6: Super Sunday
Be there to feel the glory as Team USA goes for a possible 4 gold medals in one action-packed evening.
Session 7: Heptathlon Heroes
Bring your family! Watch the multi event maestros fight for every point possible as they continue two-day journey to gold.
Session 8: Women in the Spotlight
Celebrate the incredible women in track and field! Join us as we witness astonishing performances by elite female athletes from around the globe, including the finals of the women’s triple jump, heptathlon, and 1500m.
Foreign nationals traveling to the United States for the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 can gain entry into the U.S. in a variety of ways. Some will be required to obtain a visa, while citizens of certain countries will qualify for an ESTA under the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP). For individual country requirements, all foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. should check with their embassy or consulate.
Eugene Airport (EUG) is a regional domestic airport and the second-largest airport in the State of Oregon, serving the greater Eugene and Lane County area. Nonstop service includes Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Chicago, Palm Springs, and Phoenix-Mesa. Connections to anywhere in the world are available through six airlines operating at EUG, including Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. Portland International Airport (PDX) is the largest airport in the State of Oregon and is located 120 miles (193 km) north of Eugene. PDX has direct flights and connections to most major airports throughout the United States, and non-stop international flights to Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the Netherlands. As the event draws near more information regarding airports and arrivals will be provided.
A wide variety of hotel and accommodation options are available in the greater Eugene/Springfield area with flexible rates and quality. Most options are within a 10–15 minute commute of the venue and several are accessible by walking or public transportation. Accommodation options are also available within a 60-minute commute radius along the I-5 and coastal corridors. Further afield, the metropolitan areas of Salem and Portland provide additional opportunities for accommodations. The competition schedule has been designed to enable people to base themselves up to 90 minutes away to benefit from a wider choice of hotels. As the event draws near, Travel Lane County, the local tourism bureau, will offer an online, real-time accommodation platform.
Oregon is on the West Coast of the United States of America, right between Washington and California. Some people think it's the best thing about the West Coast, and of course, they're right.
Made up of seven diverse regions, Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between.
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In the Willamette Valley where Eugene is located, the average summer high is 81 degrees Fahrenheit or 27 degrees celsius. The average summer low is 52 degrees Fahrenheit or 11 degrees celsius.