Oregon town burned in wildfire to host Irish track team for World Athletics Championships

The small town of Vida is about 30 miles east of Eugene. Its community track will be used by athletes to prepare for an international track competition.

VIDA, Oregon — In 2020, historic wildfires burned in a number of Oregon communities. Some of those communities were in the McKenzie River Valley. One of the communities impacted was the small town of Vida, located about 30 miles east of Eugene.

The community is in all stages of rebuilding. But as it continues to rebuild and recover, something exciting is on the horizon for the area.

The state-of-the-art, eight-lane certified McKenzie Community Track & Field in

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