Race Preview: 2021 Salem Run’ucopia 6k/10k/15k

The 2021 Salem Run’ucopia is back!! Come on out on Thanksgiving morning, November 25th, to burn some calories before you feast, with 6k, 10k, and 15k options to choose from. Walkers are also welcome and there is also a free 1k race for the kiddos. This family-friendly event will have hot chocolate and commemorative photos waiting at the end as well, and it’s gonna be fun!!

This Salem tradition will be at Riverfront Park with a start and finish at the pavilion. There will be wave starts in groups of 30 people every minute. All distances will follow a looping course which will help spread people out a bit. Runners will pass the Eco-Earth and onto a new bridge crossing through the largest interconnected urban park in the nation!!  From here, participants will head into Minto Brown Island Park. The 6k, which has the latest start time at 9:15AM, follows a different course this year and is closer to 4 miles. Runners will get a better tour of Minto Brown Island Park due to the looping.  The 15k will start at 9:05AM and the 10k will begin at 9:10AM and runners will go a bit deeper into the park before heading back to the pavilion. The 10k will turn around near the 1930’s Buick and the 15k loop will veer onto a dirt trail back to the start.

The 1k kids run (for ages 6 and under) will begin at 8:45AM before the rest of the runners get going. If you have kiddos who want to participate, just report to the registration desk on race day to sign the waiver and get their race bibs. This is an untimed fun run and all kids will get a ribbon when they complete the short out and back run.

A free running gaiter will be provided this year while supplies last! Please plan to wear it until you cross over the bridge. The cost of this race for all distances is $22 until November 19th, which is when the cost will increase to $25. Discounts are available for families of 4+. There will be NO day of race registration this year, so please register before November 24th! Please consider donating to a charity partner when you register. You’ll be able to donate to the Network Exchange Club or the E.S.C.A.P.E. Child Abuse Prevention Program. Read more about them here. Outward Church is also participating this year with their annual Thanksgiving Meal Program. You can sponsor a family’s full meal for $35, a turkey for $20, or side dishes for just $10. Read more about that here. Lastly, Salem Harvest is another wonderful charity partner that you are welcome to donate to!!

Come to Salem on Thanksgiving for some fun!!!


What: 2021 Salem Run’ucopia 6k/10k/15k & 1k Kids Run

When: Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Where: Salem Riverfront Park, 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR US 97301

Cost: $22

Register: Here

Packet Pick-Up: Wednesday 11/24 at Gallagher’s Fitness Resources (135 Commercial St. SE, Salem) from 1:00PM to 5:45PM.

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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