Small Race Preview: 2019 Race to Save the Harvest (Salem)

It’s the time of year we start thinking about fresh fruits and vegetables from our gardens, farmers’ markets, and produce stands. But, as things ripen, often produce goes to waste – for a variety of reasons. Race to Save the Harvest is raising funds to help Salem Harvest gather that unused harvest from backyards and area farms and make it available to hungry families in the Willamette Valley.

Race to Save the Harvest includes a 5K and 3K and starts at Salem’s River Front Park Pavilion. Both distances are an out and back course on paved paths starting at the Pavilion, crossing the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge and turning around at clearly marked locations to return to the Pavilion. Kids aged 5-12 are welcome to join in on both the 5K and 3K races at a reduced rate.

Your registration will include an event t-shirt and fresh, healthy snacks and drinks. You will also receive a raffle ticket for one of several prize packs. After the run, there will be booths with local businesses, non-profits, and government agencies sharing information and providing kid-friendly activities related to the themes of reducing hunger, eating healthy, and not wasting food. IMA Blueberry from the Oregon Blueberry Commission will be the Grand Marshall of this event.

Bring the whole family out for Race to Save the Harvest and help make fresh produce available to those who need it this summer.

Race to Save the Harvest Details

Date: Saturday, July 13


  • 10:00 A.M. – 5K
  • 10:05 A.M. – 3K

Location: River Front Park Pavilion, 200 Water St., NE, Salem

Entry Fees (before June 28):

  • $20 -5K or 3K
  • $12 – Kids 5-12 years 5K or 3K

Registration Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (491 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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