Track fans score merchandise deals after Olympic trials

TrackTown USA is clearing its inventory and making money to pay back the Olympic trials. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. - The last of the Olympic track and field trials cleanup is underway at Hayward Field. Now that the event is over, it's time for track fans to find deals on merchandise.

It's a race of a different kind now that the trials are over. Track enthusiasts still hope to get their hands on a piece of Olympic garb, for a cheaper price.

TrackTown organizers say reselling gear such as shirts, jackets, and even patio sets helps them stay financially sustainable.

TrackTown funded the 10-day Olympic trials with ticket sales, private sponsors, and local, state and federal government agencies.

Now, selling what remains helps offset the $10 million cost of the trials and it gives fans a few souvenirs to remember their time at the competition.

The TrackTown asset sale continues Thursday at the University of Oregon Student Recreation center. It runs from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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