2017 Race Information:
September 16, 2017
Woodbury Middle School (Salem, NH)
2 Centerville Road, Salem, NH
Race begins at 9:00 AM
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5K run/walk for both serious runners and families through a scenic neighborhood. Also includes a Kids Trot.
The 9th annual SalemFest 5K location will be 2 Centerville Drive in Salem (across from the Woodbury School). Pre-race check-in and registration will be from 7:30-8:30 AM in the school lobby on September 16.
Continuing the community idea, all net proceeds from this community event will go to support local organization: Standup Salem, a community coalition, whose goal is to make Salem drug-free. Also, children are asked to bring a canned food item for the New Beginnings Food Ministry as their “entry fee” for the Kids Trot.
2014 Race Information:
- September 20, 2014
- 2014 Results: CoolRunning and RunSignUp
- 2014 Race Photos: Click here (Courtesy of Maine/NH Running Photos)
2013 Race Information:
- Donations: We raised $4,530 for Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County!
- Video: View a video of our 2013 race on YouTube.
- 2013 Results: Full list of race results on CoolRunning.com.
2013 Top 3 Male Finishers
1) Samuel Fazioli 16:08
2) Joseph Rogers 17:20
3) Erol Senel 18:41
2013 Top 3 Female Finishers
1) Ciara Camire 19:57
2) Nancy Corsaro 20:47
3) Elizabeth Joyner 21:01
2012 Race Information:
- Donations: We raised just over $2,700 for Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County!
- Video: View a video slideshow of our 2012 race on YouTube.
- 2012 Results: Full list of race results on CoolRunning.com.
2011 Race Information:
- Video: View a video from our race start on YouTube.
- 2011 Results: Full list of race results on CoolRunning.com.
2010 Race Information:
- Photos/Video: We have uploaded photos from the 2010 race to our Flickr account.
- 2010 Results: Full list of race results on CoolRunning.com.
- Promo Video: View the 2010 SalemFest 5K promo video on YouTube.
2009 Race Information:
- Photos/Video: We have uploaded photos from the 2009 race to our Flickr account.
- 2009 Results: Race Results available on CoolRunning.com.
Event Details & History:
Rockingham Christian Church organizes this event to include a scenic 5K walk/run providing professional timing services and Kids Trot with awards, prizes, goodie bags, event T-shirts (for the first 150 registered), and great food. We also have a live band and activities after the race for families.
Held on September 19, 2009, the 1st Annual SalemFest 5K walk/run was a great event both IN the community and FOR the community. It is our desire for people from Salem and the surrounding communities to come together and enjoy two things they have in common – running and families. In an effort to continue the community idea, all net proceeds will go to support two non-profit organizations in the Salem community. In 2009, we chose the Salemhaven Center to specifically support their Rehab Unit and Resident Council that plans activities for the residents. We also chose the NH Food Bank, which will be supported through our Kids Trot. Children were asked to bring a canned food item as their “entry fee.”
The 2nd year featured several new items. The location changed to 2 Centerville Drive in Salem (across from the Woodbury School). Also, by request, race registration, the start line, and finish line were located in the same location. The two organizations to benefit were SalemHaven Rehab and Nursing Center, to help fund a new handicap van needed to transport residents, and Salem’s Recreational Department, to help fund children’s participation in after school and summer programs and activities.
On September 17, 2011, we held our third event. The location stayed the same, starting at Centerville Drive in Salem. We chose two new benefactors this year: 50% in support of Family Promise, a local organization whose goal is to provide homeless children and their families with temporary shelter in the Salem area, and 50% in support of the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor (fsbpc.org) to help fund this family-oriented jogging/biking/walking path. Children continued to bring a canned food item for the Helping Hands Food Pantry as their “entry fee” for the Kids Trot.
The fourth race took place on September 15, 2012. We kept the same location, and we focused solely on raising money for Family Promise, and we gathered $2,700 between sponsors and participants! Again, the Helping Hands Food Pantry was the benefactor for the Kids Trot, as the children brought in canned items for their “entry fee.”