End your summer on a high note at the Rotary Multisport Riverfest -- right on the edge of downtown Salem and in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine region!
At the heart of the lineup of events, the Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike include a challenging but rewarding river swim, bike ride and run in a gorgeous natural setting.
The 5k and 10k run/walk courses cross the footbridge into Minto-Brown Island Park's wildlife sanctuary before looping back to Riverfront Park.
The finish line at Riverfront park is your gateway to post-event festivities that include a free Family Fun Run, local food, beer and wine, music, and raffle.
All finishers receive a 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 19 at Riverfront Park, near the Carousel, between 12:00pm and 4:00pm. There will also be day-of-race packet pickup on the 20th, at Riverfront Park in the Rotary Pavilion (near the start line) from 6:00am to 7:30am, except the Family Fun Run which goes until 9:45am.
Mandatory Briefing for Swimmers: 7:50am
Olympic Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike: 8:00am
Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike: 8:30am
10K run: 8:00am
5K run: 8:15am
Family Fun Run: 10:00am
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!
This event isn't possible without the help of our amazing volunteers! Check out our volunteer page, to see how you can get involved!