All events (except the duathlon) start and finish in Salem’s Riverfront Park.
Triathletes will enter the water at the boat dock, swim across the Willamette River Slough to the main channel of the river, then upstream along the east bank, and finally downstream to the boat ramp at Wallace Marine Park. The biking stage of the triathlon and the starting point of the duathlon will be at Wallace Marine Park.
Duathletes will first run a 1-mile course in Wallace Marine Park. All cyclists will leave the park, cross the Union Street Bridge, cycle past downtown Salem, and ride along River Road South before reversing direction at the half-way mark. The cycling event will end at Riverfront Park and athletes will transition to the run. The running event will take participants across the newly constructed Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge and along trails on Minto-Brown Island Park before returning to the finish line at Riverfront Park.
The half marathon will begin with a loop around Riverfront Park, cross over the Union Street pedestrian bridge for a lap around Wallace Marine Park, back into Riverfront Park, and then cross the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge into Minto Island Park. After traversing the park, runners will return across the bridge to the finish line in Riverfront Park.
All 5K and 10K runners will begin at Riverfront Park, cross the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge, and complete the same 5K or 10K circuit on Minto-Brown Island Park used for the triathlon and duathlon.
The Salem Health Kid’s Run will start in Riverfront Park, cross over and back on the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge, and loop around the Eco-Earth Globe before crossing the finish line.