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Small Race Preview: 2017 Bridging the Gap 5k Fun Run (Salem)

Did you know that National Neighbor Day is Sunday, September 24th? While I did not, the Salem Leadership Foundation did and is putting on their 3rd annual Bridging the Gap Celebration, which includes a Bridging the Gap Fun Run 5k (as well as a downtown Salem history walk, a hike into West Salem, and a soccer-themed activity on the mall).

This is definitely small scale and untimed, but looks like a fun opportunity to bring the whole family and experience an evening of running and playing afterwards. Following the hour-long activities (or whatever your 5k pace may be), there will be live music, a barbecue catered by Adam’s Ribs, and bounce houses for kids.

Bridging the Gap Run (Salem)
When: 3p on Sunday, September 24
Where: Oregon State Capitol Mall
Register: Online here; Suggested $15

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About Matt Rasmussen (993 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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