Small Race Preview: 2017 Domestic Violence Steps to Safety Annual 5k & 10k (Salem) – SUPER UNIQUE COURSE

I can’t think of a better cause to step behind than ending domestic violence. Participating in the Domestic Violence Steps to Safety Annual 5k & 10k Walk/Run in Salem on October 7th means you will be showing support for survivors in Marion County, as 50% of the proceeds will go to the Center for Hope and Safety  (formerly the Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service.)

Another benefit of running either the 5k or 10k race is that participants will get to access the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, which is generally closed to the public. This means you’ll be running at the police academy and the course will encompass the entire scenic campus. Check out the 5k route here and the 10k route here. We participated in the 2015 5k event here and had this to say:

I found this unique running area to be awesome. While it is little more than paved road, I still found it so cool! There were long periods of straightaways, and one long angled curve (which felt like a NASCAR turn). Over the course, there were more twists, turns, and minor ups and downs mimicking highway driving. 5k runners made one giant figure 8-ish loop before heading back to the finish area. 10k runners made a second loop to double the distance. I personally loved the course and had NO issues with where to turn due to volunteers helping us out.

After the race, stay for the awards and the raffle! Prizes for the raffle include running shoes, local business gift certificates and more. There will also be refreshments provided after the event.

This year, a nice Performance Tech t-shirt is included with your registration. Sign up now to guarantee your size and get the early bird pricing!


What: Domestic Violence Steps to Safety Annual 5k & 10k Walk/Run

When: October 7th, 2017. 10k Run begins at 9:00AM, 5k Walk/Run begins at 9:30AM

Where: Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (4190 Aumsville Hwy, Salem, OR)

Register: Online here  until 9/29. You can also mail out this downloadable form (check payable to “CHS-Domestic Awareness Run”) to Center for Hope & Safety, 605 Center Street NE, Salem, OR 97301.

Registration Cost: $35 per person or $120 for a team of 4 by 9/29/17. Day of race registration is $50 per person or $160 for a team of 4.

Registration/Packet Pick-Up: Day of Race registration will be at the Department of Public Safety Standards & Training and starts at 7:30AM and ends at 8:45AM for the 10k and 9:15AM for the 5k. Cash or check (payable to CHS-Domestic Awareness run) only.

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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