Run, walk, or race on the streets of scenic Salem Oregon.
The High Street Hustle 8k 5k 1k is the largest race held in Salem — a blueprint for a community coming together to get healthy.
Join Gallagher Fitness Resources, Salem Health, New Balance, the City of Salem and all our local sponsors as we host over 1300 runners and walkers.
In two years we have raised $60,000 to increase heart disease awareness in Marion and Polk counties.
Enthusiastic participants, local businesses and supportive neighbors have made this a classic Salem event!
I ran the High Street Hustle 8k in its inaugural year, 2015. The organizers, Gallagher Fitness, pulled off a well-organized race and fun environment. The course was well-marked and there were plenty of facilities for everyone. I enjoyed running past the Capitol and getting a tour through a pretty Salem neighborhood. The course was somewhat hilly/rolly which I enjoyed. I loved all the 70’s music and seeing people next to me at the start with retro racing outfits – wigs, cut-off jean shorts, fake facial hair, and retro socks. I had to leave before awards to get to my daughter’s soccer game, and one of the organizers gave me my lava lamp (my first!) and a big hug. The only suggestion I would give the race for next year is to direct slower 5k runners and walkers to create a path for the quicker 8k runners on the way back. We had to run past crowds of people. Luckily I was able to tuck behind a guy who cleared a path for me, so it wasn’t too much of a problem. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fun, well-organized, low-key summer race.
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