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About us

Salem Parks & Recreation


The Department of Parks & Recreation provides the citizens of Salem with year round programs and activities, which are geared for all ages.  Programs are divided into: Senior Citizens Center, James I. Moyer Sports Complex/Kiwanis Field, Adult Sports, Youth Sports, Community Activities and Special Events.  The programs are operated with a full-time staff of 16 and a number of part-time staff such as field maintenance workers, instructors, game officials, summer special event workers, summer interns, sports clinic leaders, and volunteer coaches.

Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of citizens through professionally managed recreation programs, tournaments, and special events that foster economic impact, promote healthy lifestyles, social interaction, and civic pride among participants.

Some of the special events that we put on or help put on:

NCAA Division III Stagg Bowl (Football Championship)
NCAA Division III Basketball Championship
NCAA Division III Softball Championship
NCAA Division III Lacrosse Championship
ASA/USA Girl's Class "A" National Softball Championship
ISF Senior World Cup
Chance Crawford Adult Softball Championship

Blue Ridge Racing


We are a race management company whose goal is to bring the highest quality road running races to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  We do this by putting over 12 years of race management experience to work, thinking through all the details and creating an experience that runners will not forget.  We invite you to race with us at any of our regions premier races.  As part of our focus on quality races, we also offer course certification and race management consulting.  Get in touch with us today!

At Blue Ridge Racing, we don't strive to bring you as many events as we can; that's just not us.  Our focus is on Quality, not quantity.  Our goals is to bring you the highest quality event that you  can expect on race day.  That means a well organized check-in, knowledgeable volunteers in all the right places, a well marked, accurately measured and breathtaking course, awesome medals and awards, and a race experience that you will want to repeat year after year.

Some of the special events that we put on or help put on:

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, & Anthem Star 10K