Why should you decide to run the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon? Simple! Salem is known as "Virginia's Championship City," which hosts various NCAA Championship events. We are bringing that championship mentality to this race. This course allows you to see Salem and experience why we are called the "Championship City."
The Virginia's Blue Ridge 8K is a scenic tour of Salem in which you will run through sights & sounds of our beautiful city. The race starts on Main
Street, takes you through beautiful Roanoke College, quaint
neighborhoods and finishes on Main Street with all your family &
friends cheering you. This race will be something that you don't want to
Friday, October 13thRace Expo & Packet Pick-up
Walk-up registration will be available during this time.
Saturday, October 14th
To see the elevation, & other information, please click here.
Click here for a printable map.
For Turn by Turn directions, please click here!
What do you get?
runner in the Half Marathon, 8K & Kids Mile will receive an official
race t-shirt, a custom medal at the finish line and will be admitted to
the special post-race celebration with Parkway Brewery at the Salem
Farmers Market. There you will be greeted at the finish line by the race
director, family, friends and other spectators to congratulate you!
Expo/Packet & T-shirt Pick-Up
pick-up will be available at the Race Expo on Friday, October 13th.
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: 14 & under, 15-19, 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.
Awards Ceremony for overall winners in each race will take place on the
stage at the Salem Farmers Market immediately after they have all
completed the race.
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
The LewisGale Salem Half Marathon is the only half marathon in Salem. This is a race that will allow every type of runner to get out and accomplish their first half marathon or 8K.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us.