NOW OPEN: Memorial Design Competition for Steve Prefontaine

by | January 23, 2020 0 News + Announcements

On May 30, 1975, one of Oregon’s most famous Olympians, runner Steve “Pre” Prefontaine, left a party in his butterscotch MG convertible and at a curve along Eugene’s Skyline Boulevard, flipped the car and died before being freed.

The site of his death — at a hard-to-find basalt outcropping on a hillside — became known as Pre’s Rock, where fellow runners and admirers memorialized the 24-year-old Prefontaine with a small headstone.

Now, on the 45th anniversary of his death, and in tandem with the 2020 Olympic Trials and the completion of the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, SERA and Portland Track are proud to sponsor a design competition bringing visibility to Pre’s Rock and the legacy and influence of Steve Prefontaine.

Design students and young professionals are eligible to participate in this free competition, which ends May 1. The deadline to register is April 24! Download the Competition Brief (pdf).

The top three designers/design teams will be awarded $500, $1,000 and $2,000.

Learn more, register and download site drawings, photos and BIM models at Portland Track.


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