Small Race Preview: 2021 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 each course will be two different loops with two different start points. Runners will begin the race at different times within a 15 minute window between 9:30am and 10:30am. 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 10, 2021

Time: 930a-1030am – 15 minute windows

Location: Minto Brown Park

Entry Fees (before June 28):

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

Registration Website: Click Here;

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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