Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
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!
Saturday, October 13th- RACE DAY!
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 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.