Old Glory Relay leaves from Hayward Field Friday morning

EUGENE, Ore -- The team for the Old Glory relay started this leg of the race Friday morning from Hayward Field. 

They arrived Thursday from Salem, and are continuing their journey all the way through Bend.

Hayward Field Old Glory Relay

Team Red, White and Blue, a nonprofit organization, left Seattle on September 11th, starting a two month journey to Florida. 

Team members can walk, run or bike as they go. 

"It was a pretty big deal for me last year. For the first time in about 11 years since I got out of active duty, I started to feel like being a veteran was a good thing and it had a huge impact on me personally," Shannon Smyth said, Captain of the Eugene Chapter of the RWB. 

The relay is all about supporting veterans, and they will be carrying one flag over 4,600 miles from Seattle, WA to Tampa, FL. 

They are hoping to arrive in Tampa on November 11, Veteran's Day.