11th annual 'Run to Stay Warm' draws hundreds in Eugene

Runners crossed the finish line at 'Run to Stay Warm' race, Nov. 19, 2017. (SBG Photo)

EUGENE, Ore. -- Hundreds turned out for the 11th annual Run to Stay Warm event in Eugene Sunday.

The course followed Steve Prefontaine's old stomping grounds along the Willamette River at Eugene Water and Electric Board's Fourth Avenue location.

Runners had the option of running a 5k, 10k or a half marathon.

The race is hosted by EWEB and all the proceeds go to low income EWEB customers who struggle to pay their electric bill.

Sunday morning we spoke to two runners just as they crossed the finish line.

"It was good, it was nice," 10k runner Herbert Sanders said. "It was beautiful and the weather was nice. It feels kind of cold until you start running, then it's perfect."

Last year, EWEB's race brought in more than $47,000 for low income customers.

They're still calculating how much money they raised from Sunday morning's event.

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