SPRINGFIELD, OR--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2011) - The course has been set and registration is open for the 6th Annual Eugene Marathon which is expected to draw thousands to this Oregon town April 27-29, 2012.

While runners are beginning to prepare for the 2012 event, Eugene, Oregon hotel suites will be filling up at a phenomenal rate as competitors, their families and support staff, plan their stay for this exciting competition. Offering special rates for competitors, the Marriott's stylish Courtyard Eugene Springfield hotel is a welcoming choice for those seeking convenient Eugene lodging near race events. Offering complimentary transportation to shuttle locations, those staying at the Courtyard will find themselves in a fitting location for enjoying all the festivities.

From first time participants to seasoned athletes, this event offers something for everyone and, in addition to the Marathon, includes plans for a Kids Run, 5K Race and a Half Marathon. Proceeds from all of the events benefit a variety of charities that work every day to assist the local community.

As one of the most distinctive hotels near the University of Oregon at Eugene, Autzen Stadium and the lane County Fairgrounds, the Courtyard is located just off I-5 and offers a variety of well-appointed guest rooms and spacious Eugene, OR suites. Luxurious bedding ensembles, large desks and suites with separate living areas are just a few of the hotel's comfortable features that help make travel a delightful experience. For added value, many rooms offer pull-out sofas for traveling groups and high-speed Internet access is complimentary. The hotel also maintains a year-round indoor pool and spa as well as a fitness room equipped with cardiovascular equipment so it's easy to maintain a healthy routine while on the road.

Accommodations may be booked online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/eugcy-courtyard-eugene-springfield/ or by calling 1-541-726-2121. Guests booking into the Marriott's highly functional lodging near Eugene, Oregon, will also find an exceptional offering of restaurants nearby, many just steps away from the hotel lobby.

About the Courtyard Eugene Springfield Hotel
The Courtyard Eugene Springfield Hotel welcomes travelers with gracious amenities, attentive service and an inviting atmosphere to help ensure a relaxing stay. Located in the heart of Williamette Valley and near many of Oregon's most popular vineyards, the hotel is an ideal location whether traveling for business or leisure. Offering complimentary shuttle service to the Eugene Airport and area business destinations, the hotel features a full-service business center and offers meeting facilities for up to 40 persons. A 24-hour Market is also available for late night snacks or travel needs.

Contact Information:

Mike Givens
Marriott Hotels & Resorts