Catch the Spirit and join us on Saturday, July 13th, for the annual running of the Sweet Spirit of Salem 5k and 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 191st Salem Camp Meeting from July 12th through July 19th, 2019. Runners and walkers are welcome! The starting bell tolls at 8am. We hope you will join us for race day fun, food, and fellowship as we will be watching to see who takes home the coveted tye-dye t-shirts and other unique prizes! Post-race snacks will provided, and The Varsity food truck will be on the premesis for lunch purchases. Additionally, post race activities include Wide World of Salem Sports (field day-type activities), performances by the Smyrna Presbyterian Youth Choir, an ice cream social, and tours of the historic "tents" and buildings on the grounds.
All proceeds benefit Salem Camp Ground. Salem Camp Meeting is 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.
PLEASE REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH to guarantee a t-shirt!
Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, July 12th from 6:30-8pm at the gazebo AND Saturday, July 13th, 7am at the starting line.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
Local time: 10:05 AM
The highly sought-after tye-dye t-shirts will be awarded to overall winners in both the 5K and the Fun Run! 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.