Register for the 2019 Rotary Multi-Sport RiverFest

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Join us in Riverfront Park for the Rotary Multi-Sport RiverFest! At the heart of the lineup of events, the Triathlon and Duathlon will encompass three parks, two bridges and one river.  Starting and finishing in Riverfront Park in downtown Salem, participants will enter the Willamette River and swim to Wallace Marine Park in West Salem.  The bike leg then crosses back over the river on the converted Union Street railroad bridge, heads past downtown Salem and enters the scenic countryside on River Road South, before returning to Riverfront Park and the transition to running.  Runners cross the newly constructed Peter Courtney footbridge into Minto-Brown Island park, passing through natural wildlife habitat and along the banks of the Willamette River.  The finish line at Riverfront park is the gateway to post-event festivities that include local food, beer and wine, music, and a wellness exhibition.

All finishers receive a hefty medal and tech shirt; those who place in their age group also receive an additional gold, silver, or bronze medal.

Packet Pickup Information

Packet pickup will be from on Saturday, September 14 at Riverfront Park, near the Carousel. There will also be day-of-race packet pickup on the 15th, starting at 6:00 am, also at Riverfront Park in the Rotary Pavilion (near the start line). If you are participating in a Run Only event, packet pickup cutoff is 7:15. Multisport check in ends at 8 am.

2019 Swim Details

The swim course for the Rotary Multi-sport RiverFest has inherent challenges which will make it very rewarding to all who complete it, but will also require participants to adequately train and prepare before the event. In late September, the current is starting to pick up again after the summer lull, and water temperatures drop to an average of 58 degrees, sometimes colder.

In the interest of safety, we will have kayaks, motor boats, and jet skis along the course and warming shelters on each bank, along with ambulance support just in case.

Based on seven samples taken over a seven-year period (2010-2017) by the City of Salem at the Union Street Bridge, temperatures in mid-September ranged from 57.4F to 62.8F, with a seven-year average of 60.8F. 

Are you a member of our Armed Services or First Responders? 

Rotary Riverfest would like to thank all of our First Responders (Medical, Fire, Police, Etc) and members of our armed forces (Navy, Army, Marines, etc) and would like to offer you 20% off of any registration entry as a thank you for your service.
To get your coupon code for 20% off, please complete the form by CLICKING HERE!

Volunteer Details

This event isn't possible without the help of our amazing volunteers! Check out our volunteer page, to see how you can get involved!

Volunteer Registration


Price for Olympic Duathlon and Sprint Duathlon will increase in 1 week.
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In consideration of the foregoing, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns, waive and release any and all rights, claims and courses of action I have or may have against EnMotive, Rotary River Fest Salem, Rotary Club of Salem, Rotary Club of South Salem,  Running Away, LLC and its affiliates, their agents, employees, officers, directors, successors and assigns and any and all sponsors, their representatives and successors, that may arise as a result of my participation in the 2019 Rotary Multi-Sport RiverFest and any pre- and post- event activities. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and my physical condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose including commercial advertising, without monetary payment to me.