My alma mater, Willamette University, is always on the cutting edge of cultural events in Salem. They host a variety of gatherings, speeches, and world renowned speakers and artists over the course of the school year. Each year, they honor Dr. Martin Luther King with a week-long series of events on campus. One of those events is the MLK Celebration Stride Toward Freedom 5k Run/ 1 Mile Run/Walk, held on Saturday, January 18.
This 7th Annual event starts and ends at Brown Field in the heart of the campus. Parking is available in the main lot adjacent to the soccer field. The entry fee includes t-shirt (if registered by January 14) and post-race snacks. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Salem Multicultural Institute.
7th Annual MLK Celebration Stride Toward Freedom 5k Run/ 1 Mile Run/Walk (Salem)
Where: Brown Field at Willamette University
Register: Online here or on-site at Putnam Information Desk; $15 ($20 DOR)