Why should you decide to run the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon? Simple! Salem is known as "Virginia's Championship City," which hosts various NCAA Championship events. We are bringing that championship mentality to this race. This course allows you to see Salem and experience why we are called the "Championship City." The scenic race is a tour of Salem in which you will run through all the sights & sounds of our beautiful city. The race starts on Main Street, takes you through beautiful Roanoke College, quaint neighborhoods, on the popular Roanoke River Greenway, two different sport complexes and finishes on Main Street with all your family & friends cheering you. This race will be something that you don't want to miss!