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Race Details

2020 Race Schedule

Friday, October 9th

Race Packet Pickup

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

Saturday, October 10th

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. 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 Fun Run 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! Runners 21+ will also receive a free beer from Olde Salem Brewing Company to be used anytime during race weekend. 

Expo/Packet & T-shirt Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be at Olde Salem Brewing Company from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9th and 5:30-7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 10th 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 Run Signup 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. If you have signed up but want to switch to another race, you can switch to either race at any time including at Packet Pick-Up. There is no cost to switch races except the difference in price for races. Runners may also defer their registration for the following year for a $10 fee or transfer their bib to another runner. 

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 leashes.