Community + Family + Fun and Free!
On Your Feet Friday (OYFF) is a community and family oriented series of events, the 2nd Friday of each month, May through September. On Your Feet means exactly that. The format encourages people of all ages to walk or run on sidewalks and through parks in and around downtown Salem. Along the way to local business or park checkpoints, discover new places, get some exercise and have fun. Each month includes eight different checkpoints.
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How On Your Feet Friday Works:
One stamp per person, per passport, per checkpoint. You must be On Your Feet!
OYFF will now start and finish in the alley between Court and Chemeketa and Liberty and Commercial. The alley is referred to as Electric Alley.
5:45-6:30pm – Sign-up in Electric Alley + Pickup Passport
6:30-7:15pm – ON YOUR FEET! To the Checkpoints. Get Passports stamped.
7:00-7:20pm – Turn in your OYFF Passport and get your raffle tickets.
7:20-8:00pm – Raffle Prizes + Party
Thank you On Your Feet Friday Sponsors!
Thank you Willamette Valley Road Runners for Volunteer Assistance!
WVRR is a non-profit club that promotes and participates in running and fitness events throughout the Willamette Valley. The WVRR supports and encourages a healthy approach to running and training for runners of all ages and all ability levels. Through the camaraderie of a club atmosphere, members enjoy running for the purpose of general fitness as well as personal and team goals. Join the Willamette Valley Road Runners today!
Supporting Downtown and Giving Back to the Community
Locally owned businesses contribute to the economy and give generously to local non-profits. By buying local, you keep your money here in the community. Thank you for supporting Gallagher Fitness Resources and all the Downtown Salem businesses that participate in this awesome community event! If you like free, fun events, like On Your Feet Friday, the downtown businesses need your continued support. We all look forward to seeing you soon!
There is no set course. You decide how you get to the checkpoints. Please respect all pedestrian traffic signals and use safety when crossing streets. Let’s set a good example for the kids. Be safe!
OYFF Photos – lots of them!
Thank You Salem Main Street Association
Gallagher Fitness Resources hosted On Your Feet Friday for seven years. We are thankful for the support from our vendors, sponsors, volunteers, business checkpoints and participants over the years. Now we are passing the baton and SMSA will be coordinating the family-friendly community series, promoting healthy physical activity and downtown businesses. Stay tuned to SMSA for OYFF updates.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Are walkers allowed to participate?
A: Yes. This is family-friendly and relaxed. You can challenge your friends but it’s not intended to be a race.
Q: How long is the route?
A: There is no set route. Some checkpoints are across the street or a block away and others may be up to one mile away. The approximate total distance each month is 3 miles. Distance will vary because the checkpoints are different each month.
Q: Can I discover the checkpoints and plan my route ahead of time?
A: Yes. LIKE the Salem Main Street Association Facebook page and get updates! Checkpoints are revealed five days in advance.
Q: How much does it cost to participate?
Q: Do I have to hit all the checkpoints?
A: No. Just remember that the more checkpoints you visit, the more raffle tickets you get, and the better your chances of winning a prize.
Q: How long does this go until?
A: The event is from 6pm until 8pm with live music following! Shoe vendors from Gallagher Fitness Resources will be on hand July and August.
Q: Can I push a baby stroller?
A: Sure, but in order to receive a Passport, you must participate on your feet.
Downtown on-street parking is limited. Please use the free parking at the following locations: