This year on the 4th of July, we all have a lot of celebrating to do. Hot dogs. Fireworks. Gathering with friends outside. And (since you’re reading this post), obviously a run.
The Creekside Golf Club in Salem will be the beautiful setting for the Salem Stars & Stripes Run. The 5K course takes runners and walkers on two loops through the gentle hills of the area. The paved course means you get all the benefits of a beautiful space with solid footing beneath you. If you want some extra umph for your race, sign up for the Challenge option that includes three activity stations along the course to get that blood pumping and adrenaline high.
Matt ran on this course back in February 2020 and talked a little bit about the course.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t generally think of golf courses as the most challenging to navigate. I mean, there’s a reason why golfers can easily spend the day playing a sport in dress pants. But, I may have a new found respect for golfers, especially Creekside members, as the course was more hilly and challenging than I had initially anticipated. When I first discovered that it was going to take place on the golf cart paths, I had planned for a pretty level course. I have run on some golf course paths before, as part of the Sunriver Half Marathon, and those are really quite flat the entire time. But Creekside was different, with some short and steep hills, as well as some more sustained climbs and hills – specifically around the turnaround point of the 10k.
And because you are such a lovely person (and Run Oregon reader), use the code RUNOREGON for 40% off your registration fee.
Now, who is ready for some celebration?
Salem Stars & Stripes Run (Salem)
• When: Sunday, July 4 at 7am
• Where: Creekside Golf Club (6250 Club House Dr SE)
• Register: Online
• Packet Pick-Up: Saturday July 3 from 2-4pm at Creekside Gold Course, or Race Day 6-6:45am.
• Cost: 5K Run for $30. 5K Challenge for $35. Kids ½ Mile for $15.