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!
As you finish, come celebrate with us at the After-Party! There will be live entertainment, food, & drinks. Our very own local craft beer, Parkway Brewery, will be supplying the suds.
Event details and schedule
Saturday, October 15th- RACE DAY!
- 6:30-8:30 a.m. Race Day packet pick-up & bag check
8:30 a.m. Pre-Race stretch presented by LewisGale Medical
8:50 a.m. Pre-race announcements
9:00 a.m. Half Marathon & 8K Start
9:05 a.m. Kids Race Start
11 a.m. After-party starts with "Uptown"
12-1p.m. Awards ceremony start
1 p.m. Course Closure
2 p.m. Inaugural Race Day & After-party ends...
Every runner in the Half Marathon, 8K & Kids Mile will receive an official race t-shirt, a custom medal at the finish line and admitted to the special post-race celebration, and a memorial race experience in scenic Salem, VA. 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 13th to be guaranteed a correct shirt size!
Packet pick-up will be available at the Roanoke College Race Expo held at the Bast Center on Friday, October 14th from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The address to the Bast Center is:
310 North Market Street
Salem, VA 24175
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.
Salem Parks & Recreation