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Get Involved

Get Involved

We have numerous ways for you be involved in the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon! Whether you're a runner or spectator there are plenty of options to allow you to be a part of race day!

Ambassador Program

The LewisGale Salem Half Marathon is excited to continue a new Running Ambassador Program! Running Ambassadors are people that have run our race or are interested in our race and have a following on social media. We depend on word-of-mouth marketing as one way to spread the word about this race. By using Ambassadors, we can encourage more people from around the region to come try out the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon! Race Ambassadors for the 2019 race have been chosen, check back next year on how to sign up to be a 2020 Ambassador!


If you are not planning to run in the LewisGale Half Marathon or Virginia's Blue Ridge 8K but want to contribute in another way, we have many opportunities for you to help. We are always in search of people looking to help us make this race a success.

We hope that you will join us October 10th, 2020 as a volunteer and join the army of citizens who contribute to put this race together.  For runners and visitors it’s the volunteers that help ensure a safe and fun event. Sign up to be a volunteer here!

Charity Page

Part of the proceeds from the race will go back to local charities. 

If you are part of a charity and want to help raise money for your organization, please contact us at salemhalfmarathon@salemva.gov.  We have several charitable opportunities that your organization can help participate in such as passing out drinks at the water-stations.