LewisGale Salem Half Marathon

About the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, Virginia's Blue Ridge 8K & G&H Contracting Kids Run

The City of Salem is known as "Virginia's Championship City", where we have hosted NCAA National Championships as well as many other tournaments. In 2016, we decided to branch out and bring that "Championship" mentality to running!

We have partnered with Blue Ridge Racing, the area's leading road race management organization to produce these events. In addition to managing the Lewis Gale Salem Half Marathon and associated events, Blue Ridge Racing handles the race management for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, also known as "America's Toughest Road Marathon."

The Salem Half Marathon will celebrate its fourth year in 2019. Its mission is to encourage people to get outside and get physically active. The race starts and finishes on Main Street, takes runners on a tour of Salem through neighborhoods, Roanoke College and the Roanoke River Greenway.

This is a race you will want to come back and do year after year. We always pursue excellence and this race is an event that you will want to mark on your calendar.


Registered Runner Information! RACE WEEK IS HERE!

Are you registered for our race? Know someone who is? Make sure you take a look at our race day information before October 12th so you will know what to expect on race day/the days leading up to it!

Course Changes

We've made a few changes to our Half Marathon course this year to make it safer and more scenic for runners. Check out the new course map HERE and turn by turn directions HERE.


Not ready to run the Half Marathon or 8K yet? Don't worry we still have plenty of ways for you to be involved with race day. Our race requires over 200 volunteers to help ensure a successful race! Interested in volunteering? Sign up HERE!

2019 Registration is Now Open

The 2019 race registration is officially open! Don't miss your chance to participate and Sign Up today!

Save the Date: October 12, 2019: is set for the 4th annual LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, Virginia's Blue Ridge 8k, and G&H Contracting Kids Run. We are already coming up with new ideas to make our runners' race experience event better in 2019. We look forward to seeing you next year. The 2019 race registration is officially open! Register TODAY!

Triple Crown

As an added bonus to running our Salem Half Marathon, you will have the opportunity to win the Virginia's Blue Ridge Triple Crown race medal if you also complete the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Full or Half Marathon (in April) and the Star City Half Marathon (in November) within the same year. This exciting race series rewards runners in the Roanoke Valley with some serious race medal bling and bragging rights! 

2018 Race Results and Race Photos

Thank you to all of our runners who came out for the 3rd Annual LewisGale Salem Half Marathon and Virginia's Blue Ridge 8k. The race results are in! You can view overall and age group results HERE. As an added service to our runners this year, we are providing FREE race photos, so find your photos and download them for your personal use by clicking HERE.  



If you are interested in receiving race updates for the Salem Half Marathon, 8K, & Kids Run, click HERE.