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Race Preview: 2016 Capital FC Half Marathon, 10k & 5k (Salem)

  The Capital FC Half Marathon, 10k & 5k is back for it's third year! While my first time running the Capital FC Half Marathon in 2014 was a little rough (it was the race's inaugural year, the course was rough due to gravel and soggy turf, and I also was in the middle of marathon training, so I put in 5 miles before the race even started). However, they've worked hard to make this a great event, and year three looks to be promising. The course is mostly on paved country roads (there's a short trail/gravel/turf portion at the beginning and end). It's not closed to traffic, but there aren't many cars on the route. There is a pretty good hill in the middle of the course!

This event benefits the Capital Futbol Club of Salem, OR, and is budget-friendly: the half marathon is currentlyonly $45 and the 5k and 10k are only $35! All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal (the t-shirt deadline was May 11). Last year’s shirts and medals looked great, and this year’s logo is pretty nice looking too, so don’t miss out! The post race party will have live music and beer from Salem Ale Works (I’m a big fan of their beer).


Capital FC Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
When: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Where: 5201 State Street; Salem, OR US 97317
Registration: Online
Cost: 5k $35; 10k $35; Half $45 + online registration fee ($3 per event)
*price increase on 5/11/2016 ($5 per event increase), shirt deadline is 5/11/2016 also




About Marilyn Tycer (71 Articles)
Marilyn Tycer was born and raised in the PNW. A former fencer for Duke University, Marilyn started running as a hobby in 2009. She was committed after finished a half marathon and they had run out of Jamba Juice--at that moment, Marilyn swore never to be that slow again. She's run every distance between the 5k and the full marathon, and loves to talk about running, especially races! Her other hobbies beer tasting and makeup. She writes her own blog, Lipgloss+Spandex (, and also writes for We Heart This (

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