Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run

Sat August 10, 2019 Salem, VA US 24153 Directions

5k Run/Walk

8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

10k Run

8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
601 E Main St,
Salem, VA US 24153

Health Focus of SWVA Salem Distance Run

45th Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run – August 10, 2019

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 August 3rd.

10K: Race starts at 8:00 am, $30.00 (includes t-shirt). Additional $5.00 if mailed or registered after August 3rd.

Registration: Friday, August 9, 4:00-7:00 pm or Saturday, August 10, 6:30-7:45 am at Longwood Park.

Packet Pickup: Friday, August 9, 400-7:00 pm or Saturday, August 10, beginning at 6:30 am at Longwood Park

Courses certified by The Athletic Congress (TAC).


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

Jeremy Woods Run Roanoke LLC 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.

2018 Salem Distance Run Results

Winners 8/11/18 Health Focus Salem Distance Run, Longwood Park Salem

5K Male-Andrew Parkins 17:31; 10K Male-Abraham Kipligot 33:15

5K Female-Hannah Moran 19:59; 10K Female-Dovile Merzvinskaite 50:41.

Record Times 5K Ben Cooke 15:21 Catherine White 18:14 10K Jason Dowdy 32:45 Trish Nervo 38:41


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. 



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