Fans and Community Invited to the Lexus Community Night at The Prefontaine Classic

EUGENE, Ore. – Fans of all ages and members of the Eugene and Springfield communities are invited to Hayward Field at the University of Oregon on Friday, May 24 for a full slate of family-friendly events at this year’s Lexus Community Night at The Prefontaine Classic.

The Marshfield District returns to Agate Street, serving as the meet’s fan festival named to honor a district in Steve Prefontaine’s hometown of Coos Bay, Oregon. This year’s festival will feature family-friendly activations, food and beverage tents, and fans’ first chance to purchase exclusive Pre Classic merchandise. Gates to the Marshfield District open to the public at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, May 24 and it is free to attend. Fans are encouraged to make their way to the southwest corner of the Marshfield District from 6–7 p.m. Pacific time for this year’s CITIUS MAG Live Show. The show will serve as an entertaining preview of Saturday’s events and feature athletes competing in the meet, ticket giveaways, merchandise giveaways, and interactive content.

The gates to Hayward Field open at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time for this year’sPeaceHealth Youth Meet. Kids aged 7–14 can register to run, jump, and throw at the meet co-hosted by TrackTown USA Jumps and Throws Ambassadors Brittney Reese and Kara Winger here ( Registration is now open at no cost to participants, but is limited.

The Lexus Community Night at The Prefontaine Classic concludes with the opportunity to race a mile under the lights at Hayward Field in the Night of Miles. Heats begin at 8:30 p.m. Pacific time and will be seeded based on entry times. Heats will be run slow to fast, with the final heat beginning at 9:55 p.m. Pacific time. Registration is now open here ( at no cost to participants.

The up-to-date schedule of Saturday’s professional events may be viewedhere ( Gates for the Marshfield District open at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday, May 25.

Tickets for the meet are now on sale, with prices starting at just $25. Customers are limited to purchasing a maximum of eight tickets and order processing fees will be added to the cost of each ticket. Groups of nine or more people should contact for information on group ticket packages. A stadium seating map can be viewed here.

Fans can purchase tickets online at or by calling 1-800-WEBFOOT (1-800-932-3668). Custom service inquiries may be addressed to


About The Prefontaine Classic

The Prefontaine Classic is the premier track and field meet in the United States. Since its inception in 1975, the meet has been a fixture in the global track and field calendar, earning a reputation for bringing the world’s best athletes to Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The meet is named after Steve Prefontaine and serves as a “living memorial to Pre” (Bill Bowerman, June 1, 1975). The Pre Classic is a member of the Wanda Diamond League circuit and has been sponsored by Nike since 1978. In 2023, the Pre Classic hosted the prestigious Wanda Diamond League Final and earned the title of “world’s best meet” based on World Athletics’ competition performance rankings. For more information,

About the Wanda Diamond League                                                           

The Wanda Diamond League is the premier one-day meeting series in athletics. It comprises 15 of the most prestigious events in global track and field. Athletes compete for points at the 14 series meetings in a bid to qualify for the two-day Wanda Diamond League Final in Brussels on 13th-14th September. 

About Lexus

Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 244 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With eight models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers nine F SPORT models, one F performance model and one F model. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.

About PeaceHealth

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a non-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, more than 3,000 clinicians, more than 160 clinics and 9 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in theircommunities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at


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