Event Details



Course Map



About the Lions



Join our E-mail List




Route 85 will be closed at 9:45 AM. From 9:45 until 11:00 you will not be able to enter or

leave the Salem School parking lot by car. Suggestion: park at Round Hill Road athletic fields.

Parking: Available at the Town Green, Town Hall, Salem Library and Round Hill Road Athletic


Parking along Route 85 will not be allowed by Connecticut State Police.

Post-Race Food

After the 5K race please join us for pizza and refreshments at no additional charge within

the Multipurpose room of Salem School. Family, friends, spectators are all invited to join us.

Results for the Road Race...

We intend to post both Age Graded Results and the "regular" results (in the order that the

runners come across the finish line). Awards will be presented to the Top 10 "Age Graded Results"

and to the top team. (A team is 4 or more 5K runners registered with the same team name.)

We believe Age Graded Awards (awards base on age graded performance instead of based on when you

crossed the finish line relative to others) are much more encouraging for all runners, a much more

fair way to distribute recognition and awards, and for race directors it eliminates waste -

you are not buying awards for divisions that may have one or no participants.

Awards for non-binary runners will not be based on age graded standards. Non-binary awards will be

"regular" (in the order that the runners cross the finish line).

"Age Graded Results" Further Explained...

If you ran a race and your "age graded" performance was 60%, the theoretical best possible

performance for your age and choice of gender is about 60% of the time you ran. (So if your time

was 50.00 for a race, the theoretical best performance for your age & gender in this particular

race is 0.60 x 50.00 = 30.00). In other words the closer to 100.0% your age graded performance

is, the closer you are to obtaining the theoretical best time for your age and choice of gender.

Data for every standard race distance is used to compute the theoretical best possible performance

for your age and gender. There is one standard for Male and one for Female. For every one-year age,

there is a performance factor - based on empirical data of how performance varies with age.

Many thanks to the Hartford Track Club for their explanations and guidance.


- The Salem Lions Club


 News and Events

 March 31, 2024: 

 Pre-registration deadline. 

 Mailed forms should be postmarked by 3/24. 

 Friday April 12, 2024: 

 6:00 - 7:30PM   Salem School - Front lobby. 

 Friday night registration. Pre-Registered  

 runners can also pick up their shirts and BIBs. 

 Saturday April 13, 2024: 

 7:30AM  Race Day Registration Begins 

 9:00AM  1.0 Mile Children's Fun Run/Walk 

 10:00AM  Main Event: 5K Race 

 10:45AM  Post-Race Food and Awards 


Additional questions or comments? email: info@salemctroadrace.org