Catch the Spirit and join us on Saturday, July 14th, for the annual running of the Sweet Spirit of Salem 5k and newly added 1 Mile Fun Run! The race is a cross-country course following gently rolling terrain on footpaths and wooded and paved roads through historic Salem Campground, site of the 190th Salem Camp Meeting from July 13th through July 20th, 2017. Runners and walkers are welcome! The starting bell tolls at 8am.
All proceeds benefit Salem Camp Meeting, an annual non-denominational spiritual retreat established in 1828 with the mission of spreading the love of Jesus Christ. The 1854 circa tabernacle and the entire grounds are included on the National Historic Register.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
Local time: 5:30 PM
5K--Overall top male and female; masters male and female; grand masters male and female. Top male and female finishers will be awarded in the following age categories: 10 and Under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+.
1-Mile Fun Run--Overall top male and female. Top male and female finishers will be awarded in the following age categories: 5 and Under; 6-8; 9-12. (Please note: only runners 12 and under will be eligible for awards in the 1-Mile Fun Run.