Willamette Valley Road Runners

We love our running community!

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 promotes and participates in running and fitness events throughout the Willamette Valley.

Shoes for Athletes Project:
WVRR is committed to supporting local student-athletes with our “Shoes for Athletes Project.” Each area high school is offered the opportunity to present two track and field team members a pair of free running shoes of their choice through Gallagher Fitness Resources in downtown Salem. We believe the coach is the best person to know which student-athletes would benefit from this positive encouragement, whether the need be financial, motivational, or special recognition.

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

2022 Kelsy Oldham Memorial Scholarship Winners

Emogene Lutz,
Blanchet Catholic School
Bjorn Domst,
Silverton High School

Both will receive a $2,000 scholarship to their college of choice.
Scholarship information found here

WVRR KO Scholarship Biographical Data Sheet

Board members

William White, President
Tom Golden, Vice President
Ryan McGraw, Treasurer
Nicola Traudt, Secretary
Russ Lince, Director
Adam Schaeffer, Director
Brenda Turner, Director

Volunteers & Race Directors

J Hanson, Website/social media management
Dan Meireis, Graphic designer
LizAnn Saxe, Scholarship board director
Brenda Turner & Adam Shaeffer, Shoes for Athletes coordinators
Molly Gehley, Cascade Half Marathon RD
Tom Golden, Zena Road Runs RD
Nicola Traudt, Salem Summer Solstice RD
Terry Cable, Mini Marathon RD
Ben & Heather Stange, Eola Hills "no hills" RD
*(Possible trail race coming soon)


Remember to join the club for race discounts!

*If a BPXC course records is incorrect, please contact us below to have it updated


Opportunities for group runs in Salem are listed below.
If you would like to add a group please send us a message.

Social runs:

We take part in weekly runs every Monday hosted by Gallagher Fitness Resources GFR. Meet at their store at 6:00pm and start heading out to run by 6:15pm. The route is a standard 3.2 miles around Riverfront Park and into Minto Brown Island park to the Gallagher bench and back. All paces welcome! Options for longer distance by doing park laps while we wait to gather. After the run we head to a local eatery to have food and drinks and enjoy each others company.

We host occasional trail runs on Saturdays and Sundays. Keep an eye on our Facebook event page HERE and for email announcements for trail run details. All paces are welcomed!

If you have a favorite running route you’d like to recommend for a group run or any questions about social runs, please send us a message.

Long runs:

Isaac's Downtown

There are around three groups meeting at 6:50 a.m. on Saturdays at Isaac's Downtown. Paces vary from 6 to 13 minutes per mile. Distances range from 4 to 20 miles. The best way to see if one of these groups is for you is to show up and ask people what their plan is for the morning.

Gallagher Fitness Resources

GFR offers classes and clinics as well as free running groups on Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. If you are beginning runner or just want to fine tune your performance, GFR can help you reach your goals.


See what is happening with the club.

clean up

Street clean up

WVRR will be adopting a new stretch of road to help keep clean for the community.
We will post scheduled clean-ups here and on Facebook

Email for info
San Francisco

WVRR board meetings

Third Wednesdays each month, 6:30 PM, at For Tomorrow we Die. Contact us below for details and to confirm information.
(we make meetings fun)

Email for info Public meeting minutes


Purchase a 3 year membership for $50 to save even more
If you'd like to join our club use this link below using
Find current members here or check your status

Who we support

WVRR supports our community in the following ways.

Shoes for Athletes Project: A project were we partner with Gallagher Fitness Resources to donate two pairs of shoes to over 25 local high schools athletic programs.

School donations: Each race we hold supports the local schools athletic program that volunteers to help in race day events.
These schools take 75% of the race profits so each participant helps support their programs.

Kelsy Oldham Scholarship: Local highschool senior athletic students submit their applications and essays in order to win a $2,000 scholarship to their college of choice.

Member benefits

• Proud to be part of a club that raises over $30,000 a year for local schools, athletic programs and other charities.
• Proud to be a part of six club sponsored races every year.
• Your registration and donations help support our scholarships & shoes for athletes program.
• Regular email updates about events.
• Discounted entry fee to any of the six club sponsored races.
• 10% discount on shoes at Gallagher Fitness Resources.
• Social runs with GFR to get you started in your running adventures.
• Lots of great people to run with!


Find your nostalgic items below.


Archived photos can be found here. Take a trip down memory lane.

Archived photos
archive photos

Archived results can be found here. For most accurate results check the RunSignUp page for your race and year.

RunSignUp Archived results


Curious? Send us a message!

Salem, OR
Willamette Valley Road Runners
PO Box 4002
Salem, OR 97302