Three finalists submissions are posted online for voting at http://www.kduk.com and http://www.kflyfm.com from Jan. 4 – 18; the winner will be announced Jan. 19. To enter, contestants were asked to perform original lyrics capturing the spirit of TrackTown USA. Entries could include a video to accompany the power anthem. The winning act will be awarded two all-session tickets to the eight-day trials in Eugene, an invitation to perform the official anthem at TrackTown12 promotional events and bragging rights for penning the Official TrackTown12 Anthem.
"We’re thrilled with the creativity, talent and overall passion for sport evident in every TrackTown12 Power Anthem submission,"
About the Finalists
Rob Tobias and The Northwest Express
Eugene musician Rob Tobias wrote and performed Off to the Races with his group, The Northwest Express. Inspired by blues, jazz, folk/rock and reggae, Tobias and The Northwest Express have performed their original songs of love, progressive values and appreciation of the Northwest at venues throughout Oregon.
Talented Albany duo and lifelong friends Trey Kenyon and Michael Shogren formed Little Rascalz in May 2010. Their submission for TrackTown12, Run this Town showcases their unique brand of electronic infused pop music. In 2012, Little Rascalz look to continued success and a growing Oregon and national fan base as they complete their second album.
Matt Barnhart and The Cat Like Reflexes
Eugene native Matt Barnhart has been running since he was 10 years old; his dad was a track coach for 25 years at Harrisburg High School and his grandfather coached at South Eugene High School. Barnhart was excited to work with his band The Cat Like Reflexes to combine his two favorite things in life, running and music, to produce Welcome to TrackTown – 2012 for TrackTown12. Barnhart currently works for RunnerSpace.com.
Tickets Remain for Trials
All-session tickets to TrackTown12 are expected to sell out, so fans are encouraged to purchase ticket packages as early as possible. All-session ticket packages are available online at http://tracktown12.gotracktownusa.com/
For the full competition schedule, visit http://tracktown12.gotracktownusa.com/
TrackTown12, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field competition, and free, 10-day, 20-acre interactive fan experience, will take place in Eugene, Ore. from June 22 to July 1, 2012. The Olympic Trials competition is the largest national championship track meet in the world and will select the athletes to represent Team USA at the London Olympic Games in 2012. The TrackTown12 fan experience is produced by SportsOne, a leading national sports and entertainment marketing agency based in Beaverton, Ore. SportsOne also produced the fan experience at Eugene08, the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field. For the extensive sustainability efforts at Eugene08, the OTC and LOC received the International Olympic Committee’s inaugural Sport and the Environment Award for North America in March 2009.
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SportsOne is a national sports and entertainment marketing and public relations agency in Beaverton, Ore. The SportsOne roster includes TrackTown12 at the US Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field and the Safeway Game Day Experience. GoSportsOne.com.