Small Race Preview: Stride Toward Freedom MLK Run 2016

The 9th annual MLK Stride Toward Freedom 5K run and 1 mile run/walk will be held on January 23rd. This event celebrates the memory of Martin Luther King and benefits the Salem Multicultural Institute. The Salem Multicultural Institute's mission is to promote an appreciation and understanding of the cultural diversity in the community.

2015 Stride Toward Freedom. Photo by Matt Rasmussen

The race will start at Willamette University’s Brown Field. The affordable entry fee includes a t-shirt if registered by January 20th and includes light post-race snacks.

Last year’s event boasted over 150 participants, including 2 of our own Run Oregon bloggers. You can read about last year’s race here for more detailed information.

Stride Toward Freedom Details

Date: Saturday, January 23

Time: 8:00 A.M.

Location: Brown Field at Willamette University (900 State Street.)

Price: $15 if registered by January 20th, $20 day of race

Registration Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (491 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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