Pre’s Rock is a hard-to-find basalt outcropping on a hillside in Eugene, Oregon that was the site of Olympian Steve “Pre” Prefontaine’s death on May 30, 1975.
After a send-off party for the visiting Finnish Nationals track team, Pre was winding through the tight turns of Skyline Blvd. when he encountered another car on the road and struck the outcropping flipping, his MG convertible. He could not be freed in time to save his life,.
In June 2020, thousands of Olympic hopefuls will return to Pre’s home track, the newly rebuilt Hayward Field in Eugene, to compete in the US Olympic Trials for a chance to qualify for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. A select few will make Team USA but nearly each competitor will make a pilgrimage to Pre’s Rock and honor an athlete who exemplified the go-for-broke ethos of champions.
Design competition participants will imagine a memorial for the site of Pre’s fatal car crash that will bring visibility to the location and recognize the legacy and influence of Steve Prefontaine.
Tinker Hatfield - Nike
Jeff Kovel - Skylab Architecture
Jeff Roberts - SERA Architects
Alexi Pappas - Olympic Athlete
Andrew Wheating - Olympic Athlete
Gold - $2000
Silver - $1000
Bronze - $500
January 1, 2020 - Competition Start
April 24, 2020 - Registration Deadline
May 1, 2020 - Submission Deadline
May 30, 2020 - Awards Announced
TitleCall for Entries: A Memorial at Pre's Rock
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
Registration DeadlineApril 24, 2020 11:00 PM
Submission DeadlineMay 01, 2020 11:00 PM