Hope for Salem Run/Walk FAQ

What are my course options?

We offer four options: 10k (6.2 mil) run; 5k (3.1 mi) run; 5k (3.1 mi) walk or 1k (0.62 mi) family fun run/walk

Where will the run/walk happen?

Minto-Brown Island Park, 2200 Minto Island Road SW, Salem OR 97302

You will see signs for the event as you enter the park. Please head toward parking lot 3 and watch for signs for the Hope for Salem Run/Walk. 

Parking is free.

How can I register a friend or family member?

Visit Hope for Salem Run/Walk and click to REGISTER

Please remember that each runner/walker (ages 6 and up) needs to register to participate. Children ages 5 and under do not need to register. If you would like your child (5 and under) to have a shirt, they are available for purchase on the registration page. 

Register by August 6th to ensure that you will receive a free event t-shirt.

Is this event child friendly?

Yes! We love to have families participate! Children ages 5 and under are free and can accompany you on the 5k run/walk or 1k family fun run. There is a play structure near the start/finish line and we will have balloons and face painting too.

How can I get a shirt for my child under 5 yrs?

We will have child sizes (2T, 3T, 4T, 5/6) available for purchase. The shirts are $6.00 each. Please contact Beth at beth@hopeforsalem.org to order. All orders MUST be received by August 6th.

Can I change my shirt size?

Yes - before August 1st you can contact Beth Maurer at beth@hopeforsalem.org to change shirt size. After August 1st, we are not able to guarantee shirt size changes or shirts for late registration.

What does a Team Captain do?

How can I set up a Team?

First, REGISTER as a runner/walker and mark the Team Captain box on the registration form. You will also come up with a team name here (this can be changed or added later if you need).

Second, CREATE a fundraising account. Then, click the blue button on the right and "Create a new team." You will enter your team name and create the team.

You can now invite team members and people can search for your team to join or sponsor.

How can I invite team members?

From your team fundraising page, you will see links to invite friends. You can send the link to your page via email or share on your social network accounts. 

BE SURE to tell your teammates that they need to REGISTER as a runner/walker (they can include your team name on their registration form) and then they can start fundraising to meet your team goal.

Any questions, please contact Beth Maurer at beth@hopeforsalem.org

How do I join a team?

If you know what team you are wanting to join, be sure to get the team name or the team captain's name.

First, register as a runner or walker - you can note the team or captain name on your registration form. 

Next, create a fundraising page - from there you can join a team by searching for the team name or captain name.

How can I share this event?

Easy! You can visit our event page and share on Facebook. Once you set up a fundraising page, there are easy ways to share on these platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Email and you can also copy a link to your fundraising page. We would love to have you share our event with your friends, family, and social networks. Every dollar raised helps to provide free services and support to women and babies in our community.

How can I check my run time?

This is a chip-timed event. Huber Timing Company will post the results at the event and will also have them listed online. We will post the link on our website as soon as they are available.

What is Hope Pregnancy Clinic's mission?

Hope Pregnancy Clinic exists to empower women who are unprepared for pregnancy to make healthy, life-affirming decisions.

I can't participate in the run/walk - how can I still be involved?

Thank you for supporting Hope! You can be involved in three ways:

        * Sponsor someone who is running/walking in the event

        * Create a personal fundraising page and invite your friends to support the event. Visit our event page

Hope for Salem Run/Walk and click on the "Start Fundraising" button.

        * Share about our event far and wide!

What do event volunteers do?

To make this event successful and run smoothly, we need 60 to 70 volunteers.

Before the event, volunteers help distribute yard signs and posters, and help prep participant bags.

On the day of the event, volunteers are needed for the following:

      * On the course to encourage/cheer participants and make sure they are heading in the right direction

      * Help with set up

      * Parking lot assistants

      * Face painting/balloons

To sign up as a volunteer, please submit an Event Volunteer Form and we'll get in touch to schedule you.