Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run

Mon September 6, 2021 Salem, VA 24153 US Directions

5k Run/Walk

$25 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

10k Run/Walk

$35 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after August 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
1004 Texas Street
Salem, VA US 24153

Health Focus of SWVA Salem Distance Run

47th Annual Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run

Date: September 6th, 2021

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 August 30th.

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 September 6, 2021. Preferred sized shirts only available thru August 25, 2021.
  • 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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