What's included with registration?
Registration includes a hoodie, finisher medal, free race photos + 3 drink tickets & food at the party.
Who does the race benefit?
The Salem YMCA.
Can walkers participate?
Sorry, walkers are NOT encouraged. This race has a 90 minute course time limit so downtown Salem streets can re-open to traffic as soon as possible.
How do I volunteer?
Sign up here: https://salemroadracevolunteer.eventbrite.com
What time does the race start?
The race starts at 10:00AM. Please line up in the starting area on Congress St (near the corner of Ward St) before 9:45AM.
When is bib pick-up?
Friday, 9/6 [5 - 8:00p]
@ Notch Brewing
283 Derby St, Salem
Saturday, 9/7 [12 - 4:00p]
@ Notch Brewing
283 Derby St, Salem
Sunday, 9/8 [8 - 9:45a]
@ Shetland Office Park
29 Congress St, Salem
Can I pick up my friend's bib?
Yes, you can pick up a maximum of 5 bibs. You must bring your friend's Eventbrite ticket so we can scan their QR code (no exceptions, we will re-send QR codes before the first bib pick-up)
Can friends or family attend the party?
Sorry, due to space restrictions, the party is only for runners and volunteers. If you really want to have a guest join you at the party, please have them sign up to volunteer on race day [we need all the help we can get! ;)]. All volunteers receive a hoodie + free admission to the party.
Where should I park on race day?
We are happy to announce that Shetland Office Park will be providing free race parking near the starting line! Please arrive before 9:00am to avoid road closures! The address is: 29 Congress St, Salem, MA.
How will the race be timed?
The race will be chip timed by Granite State Race Services. There will be a timing mat at the start & finish and a third timing mat inside Forest River Park.
Is the course USATF certified?
Yes, the course is a USATF certified 10k [MA17006BK].
Will there be a water stop?
Yes! There will be water near mile #2 and water/sport drink stop near mile #4 (plus water at the finish line).
Will there be a bag check?
Yes! Bag check is located near the starting line at Shetland Office Park [29 Congress St, Salem, MA]. Bring your own bag and leave your valuables home. All bags are subject to search by Salem Police. Please pick up your bag immediately after you finish running so our volunteers can enjoy the festivities!
How do I create a team?
salemroadrace.eventbrite.com > tickets > team > create team. After you create the team, tell the runners on your team to go here: salemroadrace.eventbrite.com > tickets > team > type team name > register.
How do I join/change teams?
Eventbrite.com/mytickets > select Salem race ticket > join/change team
Can I get a refund?
Sorry, all race fees are non-refundable and non-exchangeable to other events. We do however allow you to transfer you entry to another person (see below).
How do I transfer or edit my registration?
Go here > select race ticket > edit > enter replacement runner's registration info (be sure to edit EVERY field including sex, date of birth, email address etc so the new runner is listed in the results properly) > check the box to send a confirmation to new runner > save.
Can you mail my hoodie?
All race swag items must be picked-up at bib pick-up.
How do you calculate the finish time for awards?
We use gun time for awards and net time for order of finish. If you think you can win an award, line up in the front near the starting line.
How do you calculate the winning co-ed team's time?
We score the 1st Male, 1st Female plus next fastest M/F [using net times].