Rotary Triathlon of Salem 2017

October 1, 2017
Riverfront Park, 200 Water St NE,
Salem, OR 97301


Presented by The Rotary Club of Salem and the Rotary Club of South Salem

Event Contact: Registration Manager

Phone: (503) 383-5609     Email:


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October 1, 2017. This inaugural event—which includes both Olympic and Sprint distances Triathlons, and an Olympic Distance Duathlon—is being presented by the Rotary Club of Salem and the Rotary Club of South Salem, and is co-sponsored by the City of Salem. The Triathlon involves three of Salem’s premier parks: Wallace Marine Park, Riverfront Park, and Minto-Brown Island Park. Participants will swim in the Willamette River, bike past downtown Salem and along rural River Road South, and run across the newly constructed Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge.

Funds raised from this event will be used to support Rotary's local and international humanitarian projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, and grow local economies.


Race Contact Information

For additional information regarding the event, availability of sponsorships, or opportunities to volunteer, please call 503-383-5609

Participation is limited to the first 300 who register.



Sunday, October 1st / 8:00am


Salem, Oregon

  • Swim and T1: Wallace Marine Park (200 Glenn Creek Road NW, Salem, 97304)
  • Finish Area and T2: Riverfront Park (200 Water Street NE, Salem, 97301)
  • Run Course: Minto-Brown Island Park (2200 Minto Island Road SW, Salem, 97302)

Not USAT Sanctioned.


Olympic Triathlon (Individual & Team)
Sprint Triathlon (Individual & Team)
Olympic Distance Duathlon (Bike/Run) (Individual & Team)

Course Distances & Description

Note: Routes are subject to change.
SWIM: SWIM: Participants will enter the water from the boat dock at Riverfront Park and will exit at the boat ramp of Wallace Marine Park. The swim course takes swimmers into the Willamette Slough, then upriver along the shoreline of Minto-Brown Island Park swimming against the current, and finally across the Willamette River with the current to exit at Wallace Marine Park’s boat ramp.  See swim guide below.

BIKE: Participants will transition to bicycles at Wallace Marine Park and cycle across the Willamette River on the Union Street Railroad Bridge. Participants will then pass through Riverfront Park before merging on to River Road South. The Olympic distance route will take riders past rural lands and farm fields before the turnaround point at the Independence Bridge. [Note: Bicycle participants will be sharing the road with motor vehicles.]

RUN: Riders will transition to the running event upon their return to Riverfront Park. Runners will cross the Willamette Slough at the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge and enter Minto-Brown Island Park. The route will take participants past open fields, wildlife refuge areas, and beautiful parklands before returning across the bridge to the finish line in Riverfront Park.






Rotary Triathlon of Salem Fees Solo vs Relay By Dec 31 Jan 1 – June 30 July 1 – Sept 29 PPU/DOR
2 person Relay $50pp $55pp $60pp $65pp
3 person Relay $50pp $55pp $60pp $65pp

Entry Includes:

Race fee includes commemorative tech shirt, beautiful Finisher Medal, ChampionChip™ Timing, awards and prizes, post race refreshments, plus great end of summer competition. Entry also includes a measure of personal satisfaction in participating in an inaugural event, the proceeds of which support good works in the community and the world..


Join a spectacular festival and triathlon! Volunteers receive a t-shirt and community service hours. We need about 200 volunteers to assist us with various portions of this event. If you would like to help out, please click the VOLUNTEER Register button on this page and signup!

Are you interested in learning more about SPONSORSHIP or VENDOR BOOTH opportunities?

We welcome your company/organization to be apart of the Rotary Triathlon of Salem. If you would like more information, please start by providing us with information about your company and your interests.  To start  CLICK HERE




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The Rotary Triathlon of Salem is supported by a grant of Transient Occupancy Tax from the City of Salem.


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