Run'ucopia

The Thanksgiving Day Run in Salem, Oregon!

Race Summary

Updates: Pre-registration is closing Sunday 11/19 at 6pm.  10k and 15 courses have been adjusted because of flooding in Minto.

Music, cowbell, good times… Run’ucopia is a Salem tradition. New for 2017: The course will cross the new bridge through the largest interconnected urban park system in the nation! Bring your family and friends and engage in some healthy activity before your feast.  Consider this your “appetite development.”  It is a tradition of friends, family and competitors.

Distances:

1K kids run (6 & under) Free! Just sign the form on race day…
5K run/walk (3.1 mile)
10K run (6.2 mile)
15k run (9.3 mile)

Location: Riverfront Park, Salem, Oregon.  Start/Finish at the pavilion.

Date & Time:  Thanksgiving morning.  Thursday, November 23, 2017.  Here is your schedule:

8:00 am   Check-in opens at the pavillion
8:45         1k Kids race
9:05         Race start 10k and 15k
9:10         Race start for 5k
9:50         5k awards. Hot chocolate is enjoyed. Commemorative photos are taken.
10:15      10k awards and 15k soon thereafter.

New Course for 2017:  The course is a beautiful tour of the largest interconnected urban park system in the United States, and starts at the pavilion on the south side of Salem Riverfront Park.  It passes around the Eco-Earth and onto the new bridge into Minto Brown Island Park.  Smile on the bridge, as this is the location of the race photographer, Gordon Cully.  Mr. Cully takes race photography to new artistic levels and we are excited to see the shots of you on the scenic course this year.

The 5k run/walk course is an out-and-back route. The 10k and 15k will go deeper into Minto Brown Island Park before heading back to the Pavillion start/finish area. Many signs mark the way. Be sure to check out the route below.

View the 5k course here:  5K Course Map

View the 10k course here:  10k Course Map

View the 15k course here:  15k Course Map

Also new this year: Express what you are grateful for this year on the giant chalkboard.

Timing: Again this year the Run’ucopia will be chip-timed.  Please be sure to return your timing chip after the race.

Pre-Registration Changed:  $17 for all ages until Nov. 2.  From November 2-17, the price is $20. November 17-19 is $25. Due to park capacity, we are closing pre-registration on 11/19 Sunday evening at 6pm. There is a small online sign up fee. Register early. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Day-of-race registration is limited to the first 50. These will be self-timed only with no timing chips.  If you want to slide in your registration at the last moment and still get a timing chip, we will accept the first 30 registrants in person at Wednesday packet pick-up starting at 1pm and ending at 5:45pm.  Late registration is $30.

Early packet pickup: Wednesday 11/22 in downtown Salem at Gallagher’s Fitness Resources (135 Commercial St. SE) from 1pm to 5:45pm. Pickup some new running gear, sports nutrition, or Christmas gifts while you are there.

Age Groups for the 5k, 10k, 15k runs:  10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & over.  Ribbons for top 3 age group placers. Special gifts for men’s and women’s winners in each distance.

The 1k kids run is free this year, and is for kids 6 and under. Just report to the registration desk to sign the waiver & get their bib. This one is just for fun and is self-timed. All kids run finishers get a ribbon.  5-6 is not too young to do the 5k, but separate sign up is required for that event.

Day-of-Race Registration: The price jumps to $35, so we highly recommend you pre-register.  If you have to register on that morning, ARRIVE EARLY as timing chips will not be provided after 8:30am!  We have to start the race on time. Registrants after 8:30 can still register and receive a bib, but will self-time.  It is always best to pre-register.

Walking Groups: Walkers are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun.  For safety reasons, we ask walkers to stay to the right side of the path to allow runners to pass on the left.

Chart your progress:  One of the great things about running & walking is that the improvements are REAL.  They can be clearly seen by your time on the course. So we encourage everyone to write their time on their bibs to remember it for next year.

Opportunities to contribute to your community: The registration form includes a place to donate to our charity partners. The race organization also makes annual contributions. Please join us to help make Salem awesome.

Please consider a donation to our friends at Network Exchange Club and the E.S.C.A.P.E. Child Abuse Prevention Program.  Every year, they commit to providing thousands of dollars to support these programs.  You can read more about them here: http://exchangeclubsofsalemor.org/

Also this year, please consider partnering with Outward Church and their annual Thanksgiving Meal Program.  Each year they arrange, cook and deliver a full meal to many challenged families in our community. Each Thanksgiving, they cook and deliver over meals to over 100 families! Many of them were at least partially sponsored by generous Run’ucopia runners.  To sponsor a family’s full meal, it is $35.  Or please consider just the turkey at $20, or just the sides for $10.  The on-line registration form lets you donate any level you feel able to give. You can read more about it here: http://www.outwardchurch.com/thanksgiving/

If you would like to join in delivering Thanksgiving meals, all are welcome, and the help is greatly appreciated. Just show up after the run at Richmond Elementary School (466 Richmond Avenue SE, Salem, OR).

Beverage Sponsor:  Dutch Bros. will be serving coffee and hot chocolate and accepting donations. Proceeds will go to Outward Church and the Salem Exchange Club.

Volunteers: Do you have family/friend that is coming to watch you anyway? Get a free race entry if your volunteer contacts us at info@runinsalem.com.

More information, including the Frequently Asked Questions, can be found on our webpage at www.RuninSalem.com.

Questions? Please email the Race Director at info@runinsalem.com or call/text 503.750.9245.  Do not contact Gallagher’s Fitness Resources regarding the race. GFR is a sponsor and early packet pickup location, but questions go to info@runinsalem.com.

This is a minimalist & green event, so please use all recycling bins, and keep Salem clean.

Come early, enjoy the music and get pumped up!

 

Results will be posted here:

http://athletictiming.net/results/

 

The photographer’s work will appear here:

http://www.gccphotography.com/runucopia17

There are 99-cent digital downloads and great race photography of you on the new bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every day that we wake up on this side of the ground is a gift.  And running and walking is a daily celebration of the gift.  It’s a commitment to your health. The Run’ucopia celebrates this.  It is a tradition of friends, family and competitors.  At its very core, running is about pushing yourself to new heights, new records, and charting your progress along the journey.

Music, cowbell, good times… Run’ucopia is a Salem tradition. Bring your family and friends and engage in some healthy activity before your feast.  Consider this your “appetite development.”

The 1k kids run is free again this year, and is for kids 6 and under. No pre-signup needed for the 1k, just report to the registration desk to sign the waiver & get their bib. This one is just for fun and is self-timed.

Distances:

  • 1K kids run (6 & under)
  • 5K run/walk (3.1 mile)
  • 10K run (6.2 mile)
  • 15k run (9.3 mile)

Location: Riverfront Park, Salem, Oregon.  Start/Finish at the pavilion.

Date & Time:  Thanksgiving morning.  November 26, 2015.  Here is your schedule:

  • 8:00 am Check-in opens at the pavillion
  • 8:45         1k Kids race
  • 9:05         Race start for 10k and 15k
  • 9:10         Race start for 5k run/walk
  • 9:50         5k awards. Hot chocolate is enjoyed. Commemorative photos are taken.
  • 10:15      10k awards and 15k soon thereafter.

Course:  The course is a beautiful 5k loop starting at the pavilion on the south side of Salem Riverfront Park.  Cross the Union Street Pedestrian Bridge and into West Salem before entering Wallace Marine Park for the return to the start.

When you hear the cowbell, it’s time to cross the finish line.  10k and 15k runners will do 2 or 3 laps respectively.  This is a flat and fast course with only 1 short incline onto the bridge.  Strollers are welcome. Please keep dogs at home.

View the course loop here:  http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/147599877

Timing: Again this year the Run’ucopia will be chip-timed.  Please be sure to return your timing chip after the race.

Pre-Registration:  $16 for all ages for early registration.  From November 10, the price is $20. Day-of-Race signup is $25 per person. There is a small online sign up fee. Register early as there is a race limit.

The online registration link is here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/OR/Salem/SalemRunucopia

Early packet pickup: Wednesday 11/23 in Downtown Salem at Gallagher’s Fitness Resources (135 Commercial St. SE) from 1pm-5:30pm.  This helps avoid a line in the morning. Please do not contact Gallagher’s with questions about the race. GFR are sponsors and questions should be directed to the Race Director at info@runinsalem.com or call/text 503.750.9245.

Age Groups for the 5k, 10k, 15k runs:  10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & over.  Ribbons for top 3 age group placers. Vintage travelling trophies for men’s and women’s winners in each distance.

Day-of-Race Registration: The price jumps to $25, so we highly recommend you sign up early.

Walking Groups: Walkers are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun.  For safety reasons, we ask walkers to start in the back and stay to the right side of the path to allow runners to pass.

Chart your progress:  One of the great things about running & walking is that the improvements are REAL.  They can be clearly seen by your time on the course. So we encourage everyone to write their time on their bibs to remember it for next year.

Opportunities to contribute to your community: The registration form includes a place to donate to our charity partners.

Please consider a donation to our friends at Network Exchange Club and the E.S.C.A.P.E. Child Abuse Prevention Program.  Donate online or bring a cash donation, as they will be serving hot chocolate.  You can read more about them here: http://exchangeclubsofsalemor.org/

This year, please consider partnering with Outward Church and their annual Thanksgiving Meal Program.  Each year they arrange, cook and deliver a full meal to many challenged families in our community. Last year they cooked and delivered over 120 meals! Many of them were at least partially sponsored by generous Run’ucopia runners.  To sponsor a family’s full meal, it is $35.  Or please consider just the turkey at $20, or just the sides for $10.  The on-line registration form lets you donate any level you feel able to give. You can read more about it here: http://www.outwardchurch.com/thanksgiving/

If you would like to join in delivering Thanksgiving meals, all are welcome. Just show up after the run at Richmond Elementary School (466 Richmond Avenue SE Salem, OR).

Deadlines: Sign up early for best prices. Family registration discount ends on November 10. Price goes to $20 on November 10.  Day-of-race registration will be from 8:00am to 9:00am.  Day-of-race price is $25 for all participants. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Parking: Several good options. 1) West Salem Wallace Marine Park, and jog over the bridge. 2) At the Pavilion or near The Gilbert House entering from Union Street/Front Street. These are limited and will fill up quickly, so we recommend using 3) the free Salem Parkade (near JC Penney) at Commercial Street & Center Street. It’s a short 300 meter warm up jog to the starting line. 4) The Carrousel, entering from Front Street & State Street.

Questions? See the FAQ tab on this webpage.  Or email the Race Director at info@runinsalem.com or call/text 503.750.9245.  Do not contact Gallagher’s Fitness Resources regarding the race. GFR is a sponsor and early packet pickup location, but questions go to info@runinsalem.com.

This is a minimalist & green event, so please use all recycling bins, and keep Salem clean.

Come early, enjoy the music and get pumped up! 

Sign up online here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/OR/Salem/SalemRunucopia

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2 thoughts on “Race Summary

  1. My husband and I did this race last year. We are considering getting a family group together and would like to know what the discount is for registering a family of 4 or more.

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