Something for Everyone!

10K | 5K | Family Fun Run

Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons and Duathlons
(multi-sport events open for individuals and teams)



Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 8AM

All Runs Start and Finish at Riverfront Park in Salem, OR

Triathlons and Duathlons start at Wallace Marine Park

Updated Course Swim Guide

Military & First Responder Discounts

Xterra Wetsuits and Paddle Boards Discount Code Available!

Race to the Finish!

This year’s events include Triathlon (Olympic and Sprint), Duathlon (Olympic and Sprint),  5k/10k Runs, and Kid’s Run. Plus, of course, the party in Riverfront Park afterwards. It’s why we changed the name to Rotary Multi-Sport Riverfest!


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

All other events have no participant limit.

Packet Pickup Information

Packet pickup will be on Saturday, September 14 at Riverfront Park, near the Carousel, between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. There will also be day-of-race registration / packet pickup on the 15th in the Rotary Pavilion (near the start line) from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. except the Family Fun Run which goes until 9:30 a.m.


Join a spectacular festival and multi-sport event! 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 and signup!

The Race

We have a Family Fun Run in Riverfront Park that will take children, parents, grandchildren, grandparents, pets (on a leash), and friends and family Past the Bridge and Around the World on a journey that is about 1 km long. We also offer 5K and 10K runs where participants cross the Peter Courtney Bridge and travel along some of the most scenic trails in Minto-Brown Island Park before returning to Riverfront Park. These events are open to everyone from high-performance runners to the more casual joggers and walkers. Regardless of one’s time, everyone who registers receives a t-shirt and a beautiful Finisher Medal.

And, we offer four multi-sport events: Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons and Olympic and Sprint distance duathlons. The triathlons and duathlons involve three of Salem’s premier parks: Wallace Marine Park, Riverfront Park, and Minto-Brown Island Park. The triathlon is a swim/bike/run and the duathlon is a run/bike/run; both multi-sport events are open to individuals and teams. Our triathletes swim in the Willamette River; the bike course takes riders past downtown Salem and along rural River Road South; and the runs follow the same scenic courses as the 5K and 10K events.

The Salem Rotary Multi-sport Riverfest is presented to the community by the Rotary Clubs of Salem and South Salem. 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.

  • Rotary Multi-Sport Riverfest

  • DATE CHANGE - Sunday, September 15, 2019

  • The first event begins at 8AM and the Family Fun Run begins at 9:30AM

  • Other starting times will be on the website prior to Race Day

  • Post Race Celebration!

Distances & Start Times:

Mandatory Briefing for Swimmers | 7:50am
Olympic Triathlon (Individual & Team) | 8:00am

Swim: 1,500 m   Bike: 40 km   Run: 10 km
Sprint Triathlon (Individual & Team) | 8:00am
Swim: 750 m   Bike: 20 km   Run: 5 km
Olympic Duathlon | TBA
Run: ≈ 1 mile   Bike: 40 km   Run: 10 km
Sprint Duathlon | TBA
Run: ≈ 1 mile   Bike: 20 km   Run: 5 km
10k Run | 8:00am
5k Run | 8:15am
Family Fun Run (≈ 1k) | 9:30am


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