Small Race Preview: Easter Fun Run in Salem

easter-fun-run-logoEaster is a special time of yeah for many people around the World. It’s symbolism is felt and holiday celebrated far and wide. While there aren’t too many Easter Sunday races out there, there is a non-competitive “Easter Saturday” race in Salem.

Here are the details:

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014

What time: Registration begins at 8a with the start at 9a, includes shirtWhere: Minto Brown Island Park (2200 Minto Island Rd SW Salem, OR 97302)

Register: Online here for $25/person. You can also register DOR for #35

Something cool: From the race website:

On the first Easter Morning, 2,000 years ago, two disciples made a seven mile trek from Jerusalem to Emmaus- disappointed and thinking that maybe this “Jesus” guy they had just spent three years with, wasn’t Who they thought He was, after all. But a “Stranger” showed up on their walk, invited Himself over for dinner, and as they broke bread, revealed to these two disheartened disciples that He was indeed the Resurrected Jesus- Then He vanished!

So, excited and encouraged by this “NEWS;” they ran all the way back to Jerusalem to tell their friends of the power of the resurrection (A 7 Mile Run). To commemorate this seven mile run that Easter Morning, we are holding a run ourselves. We’ll have a 7 Mile, a 3.5 Mile, and a 1 Mile Run/Walk for you to participate in. All proceeds from the entrance fees will go to our Mexico Mission’s Trip in July.

Our Small Race Preview series runs every Monday, to let you know of a low-cost race put on by local race organizers for an upcoming weekend. Each race featured will offer day of race registration. Please get out there and support these events, and share this post to tell your friends!

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Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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