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No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.

Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.

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When and Where
Event Date:
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Event Location:
Salem, Virginia
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LewisGale Salem Half Marathon

Why should you decide to run the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon? Simple!  Salem is known as the "Championship City," which hosts various NCAA Championship tournaments.  We have brought that championship mentality to this race.  This course allows you to see Salem and experience why we are called the "Championship City."  

The scenic race will take you through all the sights and sounds of Salem, "Tour of Salem". This race starts on Main Street, takes you through beautiful Roanoke College, quaint neighborhoods, on the popular Roanoke Green-way, the two different sport complexes, then finish on Main Street with all your family & friends cheering you on as you finish. This race will be something that you don't want to miss! 


Event details and schedule

Saturday, October 13th- RACE DAY!

  • 5:30a.m.- 7:30a.m. Packet Pick-up
  • 8 a.m. Half Marathon & 8K Start
  • 8:05 a.m. Kids Mile Start
  • 9:30 a.m. 8K Awards Ceremony
  • 10:45 a.m. Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
  • 12 p.m. Course closes

Every runner in the Half Marathon, 8K & Kids Mile will receive an official race t-shirt and a custom medal at the finish line.  There you will be greeted at the finish line by the race director, family, friends and other spectators to congratulate you!

Sign up before September 12th to be guaranteed a correct shirt size!

Packet Pick-up:

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday October, 12th and Saturday October, 13th from 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m at the Salem Farmers Market. Details for Friday Packet Pick-up to be announced.

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.

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