The course snakes through the Oregon State fairgrounds and stays primarily on pavement (meaning that strollers are able to traverse it with no issues). I have participated in this before with a few friends and family who don’t run nearly as much as I do. It is a great low-key and family friendly event, with enough people to have strong energy, but not too much to feel super overwhelmed. Kids are also free up to 12.
Color Vibe 5k (Salem)
Where: Oregon State Fair and Expo Center
Register: Online here; $60 (Add $10 for a white Color Vibe t-shirt, glasses, and bandana or $32 for all that plus tutu and socks)