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The Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge

The Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge and Trail is the last critical link in connecting 1,200 acres of parks and more than 20 miles of off-street trails between South Salem, downtown, and West Salem. When combined, this acreage is larger than New York City’s Central Park. More info HERE.

About Us

Our mission is to support and encourage a healthy approach to running and training for runners of all ages and all levels of ability. Through the camaraderie of a club atmosphere, members enjoy running for the purpose of general fitness as well as personal and team goals. As a group, the Willamette Valley Road Runners promote and participate in running and fitness events throughout the Willamette Valley.

To learn more about our club, check out our bylaws HERE.

2024 Kelsy Oldham Memorial Scholarship Applications closed

See the rules and fill out the application below to participate in 2024’s KO Scholarship.

Scholarship information is found here

WVRR KO Scholarship Biographical Data Sheet


2024 Kelsy Oldham Memorial Scholarship winners

Lauren Ortega
Silverton High School

John Butler
Central High School

Both will receive a $2,000 scholarship to their college of choice.
Congratulations athletes!

Board members

William White, President
Tom Golden, Vice President
Brenda Turner, Treasurer
Nicola Traudt, Secretary
Dave Nelson, Director
Will Burchard, Director
~~Open position~~

Volunteers & Race Directors

  • J Hanson, Website/tech support
  • Dan Meireis, Graphic designer
  • LizAnn Saxe, Scholarship board director
  • Brenda Turner, Shoes for Athletes coordinator
  • Gordon Cully, Photographer
  • Molly Gehley, Cascade Half Marathon RD
  • Tom Golden, Zena Road Runs RD
  • Nicola Traudt, Salem Summer Solstice RD
  • Terry Cable & Jennifer O’Sullivan, Mini Marathon RD
  • William White, Bush Park XC RD
  • Ben & Heather Stange, Eola Hills “no hills” RD
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