Local Clubs, Organizations


Local Clubs, Organizations Associated with Gallagher Fitness Resources

Since 1997, GFR has associated itself with great local clubs, organizations, race promotion companies, and non-profits that have helped us build the foundation of an amazing running and walking community. If you are looking for a group to join outside of what we offer at Gallagher Fitness Resources, here’s a list of the best in the mid-Willamette Valley! Want to link your organization, team, or club? Contact Us!

wvrr_logo The Willamette Valley Road Runners is a Salem running and racing club formed by the merger of Pheidippides Running & Walking Club and the Willamette Valley Striders on January 1, 2002. Member of Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The club is dedicated to running for fitness and fun for runners of all ages. Many of our members compete regularly at distances of 1 mile to 100 miles on the track, road and trails. We also have regularly scheduled training/fun runs 2 times a week. The club organizes numerous races and events annually. Join us for the Bush Park XC Runs every August!

Salem Track Club
promotes and trains youth cross country and track and field athletes throughout Salem and the mid-Willamette Valley. Track and field season runs from April – July. Cross country season runs from September – December. A great organization for young runners. Look forward to seeing you at practice! You can sign up at the beginning of any practice. On the first night of practice we will have experienced parents nearby to help you sign up and answer any questions.


Willamette Valley Triathlon Club
has coordinators for swimming, biking, and running who can help you with training in each discipline and add a side of fun to your training. Through group training, you will be sure to find someone who can help push you through your plateaus as you become a better and stronger triathlete than you ever imagined. Go Team Green!

Run Wild Adventures
is based in Salem, OR and is intended to be a resource for runners. We primarily focus on off road trail running events. Trail running is definitely more of an adventure than a race. We hope to expand the trail running interest, awareness and opportunities in the Salem Oregon area. We encourage those interested in hiking, biking, extreme sports, climbing, camping and other forms of exercise and fitness to come try a trail run! You will not be disappointed. So come on out and get those shoes a little dirty! Welcome to Trail Running in the Pacific NorthWest! Proceeds go to expanding the trail running opportunity/events and benefits local parks.

Salem Area Trail Alliance
believes multi-use trails are a valuable community resource that provide health enhancing recreational benefits for area residents and other trail visitors. SATA is successfully working with public and private partners to develop and sustain connected trails that provide access to recreation and promote economic opportunity in the Salem, Oregon area. Want to see more biking, hiking, running trails in the Salem Area? Get involved with this group today! Great opportunities for volunteering for the whole family.


SalemBicycleClubSalem Bicycle Club was formed in 1969 for the purpose of promoting recreational bicycle tours in the local area. Over the years, bicycle advocacy for improved biking conditions has been a priority as well. Since formation of the Salem Bicycle Club, it has grown to more than 400 members. The club schedules weekly rides each weekend throughout the year. During the summer, the club also schedules week day evening rides and overnight rides. Ride distances range from 15 to 135 miles. Many routes are specially designed for novices. Non-members are welcome on club rides. All rides have assigned ride coordinators. Each ride participant must sign a release and waiver of liability before the ride and must wear a helmet meeting CPSC requirements.


1000 SolesOne Thousand Soles is a community shoe drive for homeless teens and children in-need living in Salem, Oregon & surrounding areas. Created in 2012 in partnership with the City of Salem’s Youth Development Section, a classroom of South Salem High School AVID students invited several businesses and schools to host shoe collection bins benefiting their peers experiencing homelessness. Now the project engages schools, churches, businesses, nonprofits, local government and the general public. Not only does the project seek to help teens in-need, but to encourage elementary-aged students to live healthy, active lives through the inspiring power of a new pair of athletic shoes.

SilvertonRunnersClubSilverton Runners Club has been an active community organization with the goal of helping people have fun getting fit and being involved in competition for over 30 years. Over the years the Club has held many races and events that have involved thousands of people. These activities have drawn many to Silverton who may not have been here otherwise.

is a professional race timing and event production team. We offer complete timing services including primary and backup timing, data management, printed and online results. Founded in 2004, race|NORTHWEST is dedicated to producing the highest quality running events. In early 2011, race|NORTHWEST began offering chip timing services using Ipico Sport equipment. With offices in the Willamette Valley, race|NORTHWEST has the ability to provide services to events in the Oregon and SW Washington.


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