About the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, Virginia's Blue Ridge 8K & G&H Contracting Kids Run


The City of Salem is known as "Virginia's Championship City", where we have hosted NCAA National Championships & other tournaments. In 2016, we decided to branch out and bring that "Championship" mentality to running!

We have partnered with Blue Ridge Racing, the area's leading road race management organization to produce these events. In addition to managing the Lewis Gale Salem Half Marathon and associated events, Blue Ridge Racing handles the race management for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, also known as "America's Toughest Road Marathon."

The Salem Half Marathon will celebrate its second year in 2017. Its mission is to encourage people to get outside and get physically active. The race starts and finishes on Main Street, takes runners on a tour of Salem through neighborhoods, Roanoke College and the Roanoke River Greenway.

 We will make sure that this is a race you will want to come back and do year after year. We will continue to pursue excellence and make this race an event that people mark on their calendar.

Event Updates

Race Photos

Race day photos will be available for purchase here following the race! 


Race Day Information

You’ve trained for the race now be prepared for race day by taking time to review these Race Day Details.


Go Fest

For the second straight year, the Salem Half Marathon and the popular Anthem GO Outside Festival will take place on the same weekend in October and this fall the two events will complement one another.

While the Half Marathon, 8k and Kids races will still take place on the streets of Salem on October 14, the races are official parts of GO Fest.  Participants in the races will pick-up their entry packets at the GO Fest headquarters at the River’s Edge Sports Complex in Roanoke on Friday night, October 13, and after the race on Saturday, they can return and enjoy the activities, concerts and family fun that make GO Fest one of the nation’s premier outdoor festivals.

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Monthly Newsletter

If you are interested in receiving a monthly newsletter to keep up-to-date with all things Salem Half Marathon, 8K, & Kids Run.  Click the link below to sign up and receive 10% off your registration.  

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2017 Registration is open!

After a successful Inaugural year, we will be back on October 14th, 2017!  We have so much in store for our runners & can't wait to see you all on the starting line.  With that said, the registration for the 2017 race is now open.  We look forward to seeing you in 2017.

Register now!

Here is what you have been waiting for....

The results for the 2016 Inaugural Salem Half Marathon, 8K and Kids Fun Run. We want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting this race.  We appreciate everyone who came out and ran.  

Click here to see the race results.