About us

Salem Parks & Recreation


The Department of Parks & Recreation provides the citizens of Salem with year round programs and activities, which are geared for all ages.  Programs are divided into: Senior Citizens Center, James I. Moyer Sports Complex/Kiwanis Field, Adult Sports, Youth Sports, Community Activities and Special Events.  The programs are operated  with a full-time staff of 16 and a number of part-time staff such as field maintenance workers, instructors, game officials, summer special event workers, summer interns, sports clinic leaders, and volunteer coaches.

Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of citizens through professionally managed recreation programs, tournaments, and special events that foster economic impact, promote healthy lifestyles, social interaction, and civic pride among participants.

Some of the special events that we put or help put on:

         NCAA Division III Stagg Bowl (Football Championship)
         NCAA Division III Basketball Championship
         NCAA Division III Softball Championship
         NCAA Division III Lacrosse Championship
         ASA/USA Girl's Class "A" National Softball Championship
         ISF Senior World Cup
Chance Crawford Adult Softball Championship

Odyssey Adventure Racing


Odyssey Adventure Racing is a unique race promotion organization that specializes in premier ultra-distance and extreme sporting events. Our mission is to create and produce competitive experiences that provide athletes with mental and physical challenges not found in more traditional sports. We strive to attract adventurous individuals who are eager to escape their ordinary routines through bold and daring endurance competitions.

In addition to producing races, Odyssey offers Adventure Racing skills clinics, and for the ultimate learning experience, our Adventure Racing Academy where a staff of professional athletes, experienced adventure racers and adventure skills experts train athletes from all backgrounds on how to successfully compete in this fastest-growing sport.

Odyssey has produced more adventure races and other multi-discipline events than any other sports promotion company in North America. Our team consists of race directors, course designers, race managers, logistics coordinators, administrative directors, the Odyssey Medical/Safety team, and the Dirty Dozen climbing crew.

Some of the special events that we put or help put on:

         Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, & Anthem Star 10K
         Odyssey Trail Running Rampage (40, 26.2, 13.1, & 5 miles)
         Odyssey Wild Wonderful 24 Hour AR
         Odyssey Mill Mountain Trail Half Marathon