What time does the race start?
The race starts at 10:00AM. Please line up in the starting area on Congress St (near the bridge behind Notch Brewing) before 9:45AM.

When is bib pick-up?

Friday, 9/11 [5 - 8:00p]
Notch Brewing
283 Derby St, Salem

Saturday, 9/12 [12 - 4:00p] 

@ Notch Brewing 
283 Derby St, Salem

Sunday, 9/13 [8 - 9:45a] 

@ Location TBD
Salem, MA

How do I transfer or edit my registration?
Go here > select Salem Road Race ticket > edit > enter replacement runner's complete info > check the box to send a confirmation to new runner > save.

What's included with registration?
Registration includes a hoodie, finisher medal, free race photos + 3 drink tickets & food at the party.

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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

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. There are also a limited number of Party Guest tickets available on

Where should I park on race day?  
We recommend parking at South Harbor Garage [245 Derby St], or Museum Place Garage [1 New Liberty St].

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 near race day bib pickup [Salem Waterfront Park, 289 Derby St]. 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).

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].