EWEB 2023 year in review
In 2023, EWEB invested in our community with grants, rebates and an array of other programs and measures aimed at fulfilling our core values of safety, reliability, affordability, environmental responsibility and community/culture.Find Out More
EWEB Recognized with Excellence in Communications Awards from American Public Power Association
We are proud to have been recognized with two Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards for 2023 from the American Public Power Association (APPA).Find Out More
Let's talk turkey. If a disaster strikes, is your family ready?
Many of us avoid discussing politics over the dinner table in the spirit of family peace and harmony. But here's a topic that can bring everyone together: emergency preparedness.Find Out More
EWEB To Hold First of Two Public Hearings on Proposed 2024 Budget and Prices
At the Nov. 7 Board of Commissioners meeting, EWEB staff will present a proposed budget that includes rate increases necessary to support utility operations and make needed infrastructure investments.Find Out More
Public Power Week Poster Contest Winners 2023
The results are in! View the winning posters from EWEB's 2023 Public Power Week Poster Contest.Find Out More
EWEB lead annual "Spill Drill"
EWEB coordinates drill as part of protecting Eugene’s drinking waterFind Out More
Public Power Week Poster Contest 2023
It’s that time of year again! October 1-7 is Public Power Week. To celebrate, EWEB is holding our annual poster contest for fifth graders in our service area. Help us pick the winners.Find Out More
Salmon Return to Finn Rock Reach
Finn Rock Reach and other restoration projects throughout the Middle McKenzie provide conditions to help young fish survive to adulthood.Find Out More
EWEB programs reflect community values
EWEB is here to serve our customer-owners and provides programs that reflect the values of our community.Find Out More
National Preparedness Month: Older adults take control in 1, 2, 3
We know older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the extreme weather events and emergencies we face, especially if they are living alone, are low-income, have a disability, depend on electricity for medical needs, or live in rural areas.Find Out More
Women in STEM: EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman's second degree brings a lifetime of benefits
EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman shares how getting her second degree was one of the most difficult and rewarding things she's ever accomplished.Find Out More
Bethel neighbors boost emergency preparedness during Emergency Water Station event
Staff gave out about 300 emergency water containers to enthusiastic community members eager to learn more about the water station.Find Out More
Stay cool during extreme heat events
With temperatures forecasted to reach over 100 degrees over the next several days, we've prepared some tips and tricks to help you stay cool.Find Out More
Women in STEM: Meet our servant leader and maker of tough decisions
Karen Kelley, Chief Operations Officer at EWEB, describes herself as a "servant leader," offering support and mentoring to four division managers at EWEB.Find Out More
EWEB establishes multipronged resiliency policy
Disaster recovery and prevention are being embedded in all operations and processes.Find Out More
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Run to Stay Warm Helps Families Beat the Cold
November 13, 2017
Picture this: It's the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It's a crisp, fall morning in Eugene and you are about to start a run on the bike paths along the Willamette River...Prefontaine's old stomping grounds. You're ready to burn off a few extra calories before the big feast in a few days. And the best part is, you're doing something good for the community.
Doesn't get any better!
The Eugene Water & Electric Board's Run to Stay Warm, featuring a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids' 400-meter dash, is on Sunday, Nov. 19. What started in 2007 as a small community fundraiser has grown into one of Eugene's finest running events. Last year the race attracted more than 1,400 runners, spectators and volunteers from across the country and raised more than $47,000.
All proceeds from the event benefit limited-income customers who are struggling to pay their utility bills and stay warm through the winter months. In its first 10 years, the event has raised more than $212,000 for EWEB's Customer Care Program.
Run to Stay Warm is made possible by the generous donations of community sponsors. Nearly two dozen local businesses and organizations sponsor the event.
One runner's feedback pretty well sums up the Run to Stay Warm: "I love that this is a community event to support Customer Care. This is my second time participating and I've had two great experiences. The volunteers all have great attitudes and are super supportive and helpful. Thanks for a great race!"
The fun starts at EWEB at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, with the kids' 400 meter dash, led by Sluggo, the Eugene Emerald's mascot. The kids race is free for all children 10 and under. The half-marathon begins at 9 a.m., and the 5K and 10K events start at 9:15 a.m.
The flat, scenic course begins and ends at EWEB's River Edge Plaza in downtown Eugene.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers and to age division winners in each race. Everyone completing the half-marathon will receive a finisher medal. Prizes will be awarded for the Kids' 400 meter dash.
Register online, or swing by EWEB's Customer Service Center at 500 E. Fourth Ave. to sign up. Day of race registration will not be available; however participants will be able to pick up packets on race day.
Following the race, the Tap and Growler, 207 E. 5th Ave., will host an after-party for Run to Stay Warm participants. Come and join us for a bowl of soup and a beverage.