The yearly event is back and follows much of the same as years past. The race begins at Keizer Station (just off the freeway) and there is PLENTY of parking. Race check-in will be in the giant Lowe’s and offers a warm place for runners to hang out until the race starts. The race will start and end right on the streets right in front of Lowes.
Runners will run briefly through the mall area before taking a detour and entering the Gubser neighborhood. Runners will complete a full circle around the neighborhood before returning to the mall area.
Another race in the capital city is the Salem Run’ucopia. Come on out on Thanksgiving morning to burn some calories before you feast, with 6k, 10k, and 15k options to choose from. 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. 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. Check out the following courses:
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!!