On Your Feet Friday is geared towards seasoned runners and families alike. It is not a race though, but is more of a scavenger hunt of sorts. Runners will begin at Gallagher Fitness and receive a passport that has a locations spread throughout the downtown area to get to and have passports stamped at. Some locations will be near to the starting location and others will require a bit of a trek. Runners will have 45 minutes to get to all the locations. There is incentive for pushing yourself and getting to all the check-ins, because the number of raffle tickets you receive depends on the number of locations you get to. As in years past, the locations that are further away will net you some bonus tickets. and more difficult locations will garner additional tickets as well. Come expecting a laid back and family friendly environment and you won’t be disappointed.
May’s checkpoints include:
- Girls on the Run Willamette Valley
- Union Pedestrian Bridge
- Salem Track Club,
- Runaway Art and Craft Studio,
- Salem Multicultural Institute and World Beat,
- Willamette Valley Music Company,
- IKE Box,
- Salem’s Riverfront Carousel,
- Bittersweet Boutique
Following the scavenger hunt, stick around the parking lot adjacent to Gallagher Fitness and keep your fingers crossed for a raffle prize and enjoy a little after party. Venti’s food and beers from both Gilgamesh Brewing or Santiam Brewing are available as well. Each month also has a different shoe company on-site to try out new running shoes on your trek. May’s event features shoes from Hoka One One, followed by Asics, New Balance, Saucany, and more.
Like in years past, the helps to benefit Friends of Two Bridges, which is the group responsible for helping fund the Riverfront to Minto Bridge, essentially linking two of Salem’s best running areas together.
5:30-6:15pm – Sign-ups at Gallagher Fitness
6:15-7:00pm – Checkpoints Scramble
7:00-8:00pm – Raffle Prizes and After-Party
**Even if you can’t make it to this months event, make sure you put the second Friday of each month into your calendar as an OYFF day!
On Your Feet Friday (Salem)
When: 530-615p sign in; 615-7p scavenger hunt; 7-8p raffle and after-party
Where: Gallagher Fitness and the surrounding Salem area
Register: No registration. Just show up at 530 for sign-up!