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Race Day: Sunday
Sept. 20th, 2020

Event Details

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.

Volunteer

Join a spectacular 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, signup today!

Distances & Starting 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) | 8:30am
Swim: 750 m Bike: 20 km Run: 5 km

Olympic Duathlon | 8:00am
Run: ≈ 1 mile Bike: 40 km Run: 10 km

Sprint Duathlon | 8:30am
Run: ≈ 1 mile Bike: 20 km Run: 5 km

10k Run | 8:00am
5k Run | 8:15am
Family Fun Run (≈ 1k) | 9:30am

THE RACE WILL NOT BE USAT SANCTIONED IN 2020

Packet

Packet pickup will be on Saturday, September 19 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 20th 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 10:00 a.m.

Contact

Contact: Race Administrator
Email: rotaryriverfestsalem@gmail.com

Triathlon / Duathlon / AquaBike*

When

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Mandatory Swim Brief: 7:50am
Olympic Events: 8:00am
Sprint Events: 8:30am

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. 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.

Where

Start Line:
Wallace Marine Park
200 Glen Creek Rd NW
Salem, OR 97304

Registration/Check In:
Riverfront Park
200 Water St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

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Olympic Triathlon

Start: 8:00am

  • 1500 meter swim
  • 40k bike ride
  • 10k run

Olympic Duathlon

Start: 8:00am

  • 1 mile run
  • 40k bike ride
  • 10k run

Olympic AquaBike

Start: 8:00am

  • 1500 meter swim
  • 40k bike ride

Sprint Triathlon

Start: 8:30am

  • 750 meter swim
  • 20k bike ride
  • 5k run

Sprint Duathlon

Start: 8:30am

  • 1 mile run
  • 20k bike ride
  • 5k run

Sprint AquaBike

Start: 8:30am

  • 750 meter swim
  • 20k bike ride

Swim

A triangular course in the Willamette River, starting and finishing at the boat ramp in Wallace Marine Park. Sprint course is one lap; Olympic course is two. Current and temperature pose significant challenges – please read the Swim Notice below.

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Bike

Course starts at T1 in Wallace Marine Park, crosses the river to Riverfront Park, on to city streets, and then a rural route along River Road South through forests and farmlands. Some segments of the course share the road with motor vehicles.

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Run

All running courses start and finish 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.

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Individual Entry

$95 [Postmarked or rec’d by July 31]
$110 [Postmarked or rec’d between August 1 and September 14]
$120 [Packet Pickup / Day of Race]

Team Entry (per person)

TEAM PARTICIPANTS (per person)
$55 [Postmarked or rec’d by July 31]
$65 [Postmarked or rec’d between August 1 and September 14]
$75 [Packet Pickup / Day of Race]

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

Entry Includes:
Race fee for multi-sport athletes includes commemorative tech shirt,* beautiful Finisher Medal, ChampionChip™ Timing, awards and prizes, post race refreshments, and a 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.

*NOTE: T-shirts provided to participants who register prior to September 1 and to registrants after September 1 while supplies last.

Important Swim Notice

The swim course for the Rotary Multi-sport RiverFest, while very rewarding to all who complete it, is very challenging. It requires participants to adequately train and prepare before the event.  In mid-September, the current is starting to pick up again after the summer lull and water temperatures drop to an average of 61 degrees and sometimes colder.  Swim coach Mat Hudson has prepared a thorough Swim Guide specifically for our course, based on his own experiences and that of others.  Please read it carefully.

Anyone who registers for the triathlon and later decides not to do the swim is welcome to switch to the duathlon. This option will be open up to and including the day of the race.  If you wish to change your registration now or at any time before the day of race, please email rotaryriverfestsalem@gmail.com and we will make that happen.

In the interest of safety, we will have kayaks, paddle boards, and motor boats along the course.

Coach Mat will be leading several FREE River Clinics on the river this summer to help swimmers to prepare for the course.  Please note that a certain degree of pool training is required before attending these courses — you can read all about it by clicking on the link.

For the latest Swim Guide, click here.

For the River Clinics address, click here

Runs

When

Sunday, September 20, 2020

10K run: 8:00am
5K run: 8:15am
Family Fun Run: 9:30am

Where

Riverfront Park
200 Water St NE
Salem, OR 97301

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All running courses start and finish 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.

FAMILY FUN RUN: Past the Bridge and Around the World – starts in Riverfront Park, passes the landing of the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge, and then orbits the Eco Earth Ball before returning to the finish line. The total length is about 1 kilometer.

Entry

The race fee for 5k and 10k runners includes a commemorative tech shirt,* beautiful Finisher Medal, ChampionChip™ Timing, awards and prizes, post race refreshments, a chance at raffle prizes, and a great end-of-summer day of fun and festivities in the parks. Entry also includes a measure of personal satisfaction in participating in this community-building event, the proceeds of which support good works locally and around the world. Participants in the Family Fun Run receive a colorful commemorative ribbon.

Rotary River Run/Walk July 31 August 1 – Sept 14 Sept 22-23
PPU/DOR
5K & 10K – 18 and Under $15 $20 $25
5K & 10K – 19 and Over $25 $30 $40
Family Fun Run (≈ 1k) Free Free Free

*NOTE: T-shirts will be provided to participants who register prior to September 1 and to registrants after September 1 while supplies last.

Register to Race!

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.