Small Race Preview: 2019 Tracy Hoffman Run/Walk for Leukemia (Salem)

The Tracy Hoffman Memorial Run for Leukemia will be held on Sunday April 14th and, as always, is free and features a 1 Mile Fun Run, (a recreational run/walk,) the 1 Mile Dash (which is a competitive run,) or the 5k Run/Walk.

From the website:

The annual family-friendly Tracy Hoffman Memorial Run honors a former Willamette student and Kappa Sigma member, Tracy Hoffman, who lost the battle to leukemia in 1982. This free event strives to bring the Salem and Portland community together in the fight against blood cancers through education, participation, and thoughtful donations. The money we raise from our sponsors, t-shirt sales, and donations goes to the Oregon chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society…

This year’s goal is $15,000 so donate what you can (or buy a shirt!) and head to Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem to enjoy the event, yard games (Cornhole, ring toss, KanJam, balloon pop), the bounce house, a silent auction, food, and music, including a performance by Headband A Cappella after the awards ceremony.

Bring the whole family and the dog, too!


Date: Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Time: 1 Mile Dash and Fun Run at 11:00AM | 5k at 12:00PM

Location: Bush’s Pasture Park |890 Mission St SE, Salem, OR

Registration: Online here

Price: Free, but please consider donating or buying a shirt to support their fundraising efforts!

Check out their Facebook page here as well!

About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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