4 Hour Course Time Limit
All participants must be able to finish the half marathon in 4 hours to remain official. In order to do so, you will need to maintain a 18:18 per mile pace or you will be asked to move to the sidewalk to enable the reopening of the streets.
What do you get?
Every runner in the Half Marathon, 8K and 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 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.
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.
Overall awards are determined by clock time; age group awards by chip time. Additional awards will be presented to the top three (3) in all age groups in all races. Age groups are: 12-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75 & up.
The Awards Ceremony for overall winners in each race will take place on the stage at the Salem Farmers Market at approximately 10:45.
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 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.
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 contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 expo.
There is no cost to switch races except the difference in price for
consideration of the safety of all participants, we ask that no runner
bring hand cycles, strollers, baby joggers, babies in
carriers/backpacks, in-line skates, skateboards, bicycles or animals on
Virginia's Blue Ridge Triple Crown
The Virginia's Blue Ridge Triple Crown is back and now we're a part of it! We're happy to announce that the Virginia's Blue Ridge Triple Crown will include the Blue Ridge Marathon (or half marathon- your choice), the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, and the Star City Half Marathon. Register for all three races and you'll get major bragging rights and an awesome Triple Crown medal! Get complete details here!