Welcome to USATF Oregon Race Walk!
What is Race Walking? Race walking is an event contested at all levels of the sport of track and field, from youth athletics to the Olympic Games. Race walking combines the endurance of the long distance runner with the attention to technique of a hurdler or shot putter. Producing less impact, this technically demanding event continues to grow in popularity across the younger and older age groups for its fitness and competitive aspects.
USATF Oregon has an active Race Walk program, putting on three to four Association and Regional Championships per year, including 5K, 10K, and One Hour Postal Race Walks. The program has also conducted 20K Championships – including “Last Chance” qualifiers for the Olympic Trials. There are a number of elite race walkers who got their start in Oregon, including Erin Taylor-Talcott.
Oregon Race Walk Chair - Marie VerMeer
Questions or additional information? Contact Marie VerMeer,
Vice Chair - Roger Hall
Tentative 2022 Events:
April 3: 5K Association Championship and 1500M Developmental Race Walk
May 1: 10K Association Championship and 1500M Developmental Race Walk
June 5: 20K Association Championship and 1500M Developmental Race Walk
September TBD: Northwest Regional One-Hour Postal Race Walk
Watch this virtual Zoom training session! In May 2021, a virtual training session entitled "Deep Dive into Race Walking" was held for those interested in race walk officiating. The program was a great presentation by nationally recognized coaches and officials Jeff Salvage and Gary Westerfield. GO HERE to view the training session.