Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run

Sat October 24, 2020 Salem, VA 24153 US Directions
1004 Texas Street
Salem, VA US 24153

Health Focus of SWVA Salem Distance Run

46th Annual Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run

Date: October 24, 2020

Location: Salem Red Sox Stadium,1004 Texas Street 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.

Packet Pickup: Friday, October 23, 4:00-6:30 pm or Saturday, October 24, 6:30-7:45 am at Salem Red Sox Stadium


  • Online Registration strongly encouraged
  • registration is available thru October 24, 2020. Preferred sized shirts only available thru October 16, 2020.
  • The race will start and finish at Salem Red Sox Stadium.
  • Parking is in front of the Salem Civic Center – 1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem, VA 24153
  • Runners and guests are required to wear face masks during pre-race and post-race activities.
  • Post-race refreshments and snacks will be served in individually bottled/wrapped containers.
  • Volunteers will also be required to wear face masks.
  • Awards may be picked up before leaving the stadium near the main entrance.
  • The run will begin with a staggered start based on the number of participants.
  • Ample signs will be displayed requesting social distancing when not running.
  • No pets or strollers, please.


Laurie Gibbons - Health Focus of SWVA: or (540) 444-2925 

Jeremy Woods - Run Roanoke LLC: or (540) 589-3212

2019 Salem Distance Run Results

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


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