Health Focus of SWVA Salem Distance Run
44 th Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run – August 11, 2018
Location: Longwood Park 106 E Main St. Salem, VA 24153
Race founder: Richard Browder, retired track coach, Roanoke College
5K: Race starts at 8:00 am, $25.00 (includes t-shirt). Additional $5.00 if mailed or registered after August 4th.
10K: Race starts at 8:00 am, $30.00 (includes t-shirt). Additional $5.00 if mailed or registered after August 4th.
Registration: Friday, August 10, 5:00-7:00 pm or Saturday, August 11, 6:30-7:40 am at Longwood Park.
Packet Pickup: Friday, August 10, 5:00-7:00 pm or Saturday, August 11, beginning at 6:30 am at Longwood Park
Courses certified by The Athletic Congress (TAC).
Kathy Murphy Salem Parks & Recreation [email protected] or (540) 375-3057
Jeremy Woods Run Roanoke LLC [email protected] or (540)589-3212
Rules & Details
No dogs in park by Salem City Police Ordinance
No pets or strollers, please.
Cut-off for race day registration is 7:45 a.m. and is limited to the first 600 runners.
Both races start near “Easter Seals” at 201 East Main Street and end at Longwood Park.
Award presentations are in Longwood Park immediately following the races.
2017 Salem Distance Run Results
Winners 8/12/17 Health Focus Salem Distance Run, Longwood Park Salem
5K Male-Harrison Toney 15:57; 10K Male-Andrew Parkins 37:19
5K Female-Rebecca Benson 25:49; 10K Female-Emma Kowlowski 42:19.
Record Times 5K Ben Cooke 15:21 Catherine White 18:14 10K Jason Dowdy 32:45 Trish Nervo 38:41
Long time runner and friend to Health Focus and Salem, Michael Wardian has been traveling the globe, racing in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Tokyo. He currently is the points-leader in the Ultra Trail World Tour and just ran a 2:28:14 marathon in Tokyo. 2016 will be another incredible year with races spanning all distances from 5k to 100-milers or more and Michael’s big goal is to set the fastest overall time at the Abbott World Marathon Majors which will take place in Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City marathons. It will be an incredible year and Michael is so excited to be a part of the tradition in Salem. Michael wishes to thank his sponsors…Hoka One One, Vitargo, UVU, Nathan, Big Spoon Roasters, Injinji, Compressport, Buff, Mio, Julbo, Race Roster, and RaceDots .