It’s Turkey Trot season!! Get your run in before the big Thanksgiving feast at this year’s Salem Run’ucopia 5k/10k/15k/1k Kids Run on Thanksgiving morning, November 23rd. If you’ve run this race in the past, there’s a new bridge crossing over the largest interconnected urban park system in the nation.
This race will begin at the pavilion on the south side of Salem’s Riverfront Park. You’ll pass around the EcoEarth and onto the new bridge into Minto Brown Island Park. Gordon Cully will be on hand on the bridge to take your race photo, so don’t forget to show those teeth and smile! The 5k, which can be viewed here, is an out-and-back course. The 10k (view here) and 15k (view here) will take you on an additional lap before heading back to the Pavillion for the finish.
The 1k Kids Run is free for kids 6 and under. Please just be sure to sign a waiver and get a race bib for your little one at the registration desk before the race. This event is self-timed and all kids who participate will get a ribbon after completing the race.
I personally always consider what I’m grateful for around the holidays, and this year, you can too, as there will be a large chalkboard available at the race for you to express what you are grateful for. Additionally, this race affords you the chance to donate to one of the race’s charity partners. Please consider donating to the Network Exchange Club or the Outward Church’s annual Thanksgiving Meal Program, which arranges, cooks, and delivers full meals to challenged families in the community each Thanksgiving. You will have an opportunity to donate to these organizations when you register for the race.
Following the race, stick around for some hot chocolate and some commemorative photos followed by the award celebration. Ribbons will be given to the top 3 age group in each race. Special gifts will also be given for the top men’s and women’s winners for each distance.
Race day registration prices will jump up a bit, so register for this race now!
When: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017. 1k Kids Run starts at 8:45AM, 10k/15k starts at 9:05AM, 5k starts at 9:10AM.
Where: Salem Riverfront Park (200 Water St NE, Salem)
Registration Cost: $17 until 11/2. $20 from 11/2 to 11/21. Day of race is $35. 1k Kids Fun Run is Free. Discount available for families of 4+ before 11/2.
Packet Pick-Up: Wed 11/22 in downtown Salem at Gallagher’s Fitness Resources (135 Commercial St SE, Salem) from 1:00PM-5:45PM. Race day registration will be available before 8:30AM. (After 8:30, you will have to self-time your own race.)