Health Focus of SWVA Salem Distance Run
46th Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run – October 24, 2020
Location: Longwood Park 601 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 October 18th.
10K: Race starts at 8:00 am, $30.00 (includes t-shirt). Additional $5.00 if mailed or registered after October 18th.
Registration: Friday, October 23, 4:00-7:00 pm or Saturday, October 24, 6:30-7:45 am at Longwood Park.
Packet Pickup: Friday, October 23, 4:00-7:00 pm or Saturday, October 24, beginning at 6:30 am at Longwood Park
Courses certified by The Athletic Congress (TAC).
Laurie Gibbons Health Focus of SWVA [email protected] or (540) 444-2925
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.
Winners 8/10/19 Health Focus Salem Distance Run, Longwood Park Salem
5K Male-Andrew Parkins 16:53; 10K Male-Abraham Kiplagat 32:34
5K Female-Samantha Connelly 22:31; 10K Female-Carly Wilkes 43:06
Record Times 5K Ben Cooke 15:21 Catherine White 18:14 10K Abraham Kiplagat 32:34 Trish Nervo 38:41
WELCOME BACK MICHAEL WARDIAN !!!
Wardian, 43, started running and competing in triathlons in 1996 after finishing his lacrosse career at Michigan State University, where he played attack for the Division 1 team. Michael’s first marathon in 1996 was the Marine Corps Marathon with the only goal of qualifying was for the Boston Marathon and he did with a time of 3:08. Since his first race Wardian has completed more than 170 marathons, 70+ Ultra Marathons on six (6) continents and The North Pole, 20 triathlons, including Iron Man lake Placid, and one (1) adventure race.
FOLLOW MICHAEL’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS ON HIS BEAUTIFUL WEBSITE SHOWCASING HIS WORLDWIDE ADVENTURES.