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Mini Race Preview: 7th Annual MLK Celebration Stride Toward Freedom 5k in Salem on January 18

MLK-Celebration-Stride-Toward-FreedomMy 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)
When: 9a
Where: Brown Field at Willamette University
Register: Online here or on-site at Putnam Information Desk; $15 ($20 DOR)

About Matt Rasmussen (1503 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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