About the Event

This year’s event is again being presented by the Rotary Club of Salem and the Rotary Club of South Salem, and is co-sponsored by the City of Salem.

The Triathlons and Duathlons involve three of Salem’s premier parks: Wallace Marine Park, Riverfront Park, and Minto-Brown Island Park. Participants will swim in the Willamette River, bike past downtown Salem and along rural River Road South, and run across the recently constructed Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge.

Funds raised from this event will be used to support Rotary’s local and international humanitarian projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, and grow local economies.

Distances:

Olympic Triathlon (Individual & Team)*
Sprint Triathlon (Individual & Team)*
Olympic Duathlon
Sprint Duathlon
10k Run
5k Run
Half Marathon
Kids’ Run

THE RACE WILL NOT BE USAT SANCTIONED IN 2018

Entry Fees

RUNS

Rotary River Run/Walk July 31 August 1 – Sept 21 Sept 22-23
PPU/DOR
5K – 18 and Under $15 $20 $25
5K – 19 and Over $30 $35 $40
10K – 18 and Over $20 $25 $30
10K – 19 and Over $40 $45 $50
Half Marathon $30 $35 $40
Kids’ Run $15 $20 $25

Entry Includes:

Race fee includes commemorative tech shirt, beautiful Finisher Medal, ChampionChip™ Timing, awards and prizes, post race refreshments, plus great end of summer competition. Entry also includes a measure of personal satisfaction in participating in an inaugural event, the proceeds of which support good works in the community and the world.

The Triathlon and Duathlon are limited to the first 400 combined registered participants.  Entry fees applicable as long as space open.

Triathlon/Duathlon

INDIVIDUALS

$85 [rec’d on or before January 31]
$95 [Postmarked or rec’d between February 1 and July 31]
$105 [Postmarked or rec’d between August 1 and September 21]
$110 [Packet Pickup / Day of Race]

TEAM PARTICIPANTS (per person)

$50 [rec’d on or before January 31]
$55 [Postmarked or rec’d between February 1 and July 31]
$60 [Postmarked or rec’d between August 1 and September 21]
$65 [Packet Pickup / Day of Race]
*NOTE: T-shirts provided to participants who register prior to September 15. All others will be mailed if proper information is received by the day of the event (this includes day of race registrations).

Entry Includes:

Race fee includes commemorative tech shirt, beautiful Finisher Medal, ChampionChip™ Timing, awards and prizes, post race refreshments, plus great end of summer competition. Entry also includes a measure of personal satisfaction in participating in a community-building event, the proceeds of which support good works locally and around the world.

Chip Timing

All competitors will receive a Timing Chip in their race packet. You must wear the Chip on your ankle (per the instructions on the packet) if you want to receive your race time. Any participant who does not wear the Chip on their ankle/shoe throughout the race will not receive splits and/or a finish result. Also, the Chip must be returned at the conclusion of the event or pay a $30.00 replacement fee (see Waiver). If you do not wish to be timed, feel free to give the Chip back to the volunteer when picking up your packet.

Unofficial race results will be posted at the finish line as the race is in progress. Official race results will be posted within 48 hours of the race.

Want to Volunteer?

Join a spectacular festival and triathlon! Volunteers receive a t-shirt and community service hours. We need about 200 volunteers to assist us with various portions of this event. If you would like to help out, please click the VOLUNTEER Register button on this page and signup!  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

When

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Starting times begin at 8:00 AM in waves

Where

Riverfront Park

200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301
DIRECTIONS

Event Start Locations:

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Course Dates & Descriptions

Note: Routes are subject to change.

SWIM: Participants will enter the water from the boat dock at Riverfront Park and will exit at the boat ramp of Wallace Marine Park. The swim course takes swimmers into the Willamette Slough, then upriver along the shoreline of Minto-Brown Island Park swimming against the current, and finally across the Willamette River with the current to exit at Wallace Marine Park’s boat ramp.

New for 2018: To avoid last-minute cancellation, we have created a second (backup) swim course which is entirely in the main river channel, avoiding contaminated water in the event of an unfortunately timed rain storm.

BIKE: The course starts at Wallace Marine Park and crosses the Willamette River on the Union Street Railroad Bridge. Participants will then pass through Riverfront Park before merging on to River Road South. The Olympic distance route will take riders past rural lands and farm fields before the turnaround point at the Independence Bridge. [Note: Bicycle participants will be sharing the road with motor vehicles.

RUN: All Run courses start in Riverfront Park. Runners will cross the Willamette Slough at the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge and enter Minto-Brown Island Park. The route will take participants past open fields, wildlife refuge areas, and beautiful parklands before returning across the bridge to the finish line in Riverfront Park.

THE KIDS’ RUN: Over the Bridge and Around the World – starts near the Amphitheater and crosses the bridge (over and back) and then orbits the Eeo Earth Ball before crossing the finish line.