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Race Details

2019 Race Schedule

Friday, October 11th

Race Packet Pickup

Packet Pick-up will be at the Salem Farmers Market behind Olde Salem Brewing Company Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM. Walk Up Registration will be available during this time.

Saturday, October 12th

5:30-7:30 a.m. Packet Pick-up at the Farmers Market
7:15 a.m.
Stretching in the Farmers Market

8:00 a.m. Half Marathon & 8K Start
8:05 a.m. Kids Two-Mile Start

8:10 a.m. Kids One-Mile Start
8:30 a.m. Heartland Rehabilitation Services Recovery Zone

9:30 a.m. 8K Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m. Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

12:00 p.m. Course closes

What do you get?

Every runner in the Half Marathon, 8K & Kids Mile will receive an official race shirt and a custom medal at the finish line where you will be greeted by the race director, family, friends and other spectators to congratulate you! All runners will receive a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A, water, Gatorade, fresh fruit, and more post-race. Runners 21+ will also receive a free beer from Olde Salem Brewing Company to be used Friday night at Packet Pick-up or Saturday after the race. 

Expo/Packet & T-shirt Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be at the Salem Farmers Market behind Olde Salem Brewing Company from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11th and 5:30-7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 12 at the front of the Farmers Market closest to Main St. 

A photo ID is required to pick up your race packet.  You may pick up a race packet for another pre-registered runner, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.

Team Competition

The Team Competition is where groups of five or more may compete against one another. Sign up as a team and go head to head for bragging rights as this year’s best team! Awards will be given out to the Top 3 finishing teams in both the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon and the Virginia’s Blue Ridge 8K (total time of your five fastest runners). There will also be a Participation Award for the team who has the most members registered. The team captain will create the team during registration then members will be able to join using the team name when they register for the race.

Already registered?

If you have already registered for the race you can still be a part of the Team Competition! All you will need to do is log back into your Active account and add a team to your registration form! If you have any additional questions please email salemhalfmarathon@salemva.gov.

Race Rules

Entry fees are non-refundable. Race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. If you have signed up but want to switch to another race, you can switch to either race at any time including at the packet pick-up. There is no cost to switch races except the difference in price for races.

In consideration of the safety of all participants, we ask that no runner bring strollers, baby joggers, babies in carriers/backpacks, in-line skates, skateboards, bicycles or animals on/off leashes.