Summer Racing Series: Sprague Grand Slam in Salem

When it comes to monthly running series in the Summer months, Salem is the place to be. The Sprague Grand Slam is new to the Summer running scene – at least partially. After doing being known as the Spring Triple Crown (3 races) in year’s passed,  it was decided that adding an additional day of running was in order and the name was officially changed.

Each Thursday evening in July (10th, 17th, 24th & 31st), Sprague High School Track will host 3k and 1-mile events. Races will begin at 7pm and cost only $5. Even if you enter both events, the cost remains $5. Depending on the number of entrants, the event may roll out doing a few heats to avoid clogging. This is truly a chance to test our your speed on track with some fast competitors to push you. Looking at last year’s results, I see that there are a few fast Run Oregon readers (Hi Dan Gallogly!) who participate as well!

Following the race, all runners will receive a certificate with their time and where they placed in the race. If you are fast enough to win your age group in all 4 meets, you will receive a custom Grand Slam Champion shirt.

Sprague Grand Slam Series (Salem)
When: 7pm on Thursdays in July

Where: Sprague High School track

Register: DOR only; $5

About Author

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.