More than 300 people show up for first TrackTown USA fitness training
EUGENE, Ore. - A new movement to get people fit is now helping TrackTown USA live up to its name. Sunday marked the first of many TrackTown fitness trainings at Hayward Field.
The trainings will take place every Sunday, starting at 8 a.m. At the first meeting, more than 300 people showed up. Organizers said the goal is connect runners and walkers of all levels.
"You know it was really hard for me to sleep last night. I was pretty excited about this. Originally when we put it together, I didn't know how many people would be here, but this morning I woke up really energized myself and it was exciting to see as many people here and glad to see them having a good time," said Vin Lananna, president of TrackTown USA.
Lananna wants to make Oregon the fittest state in the next six years and he has the credentials to do it. He was just named the head coach for the U.S. Men's Track and Field Team and head of the 2016 games in Rio.