Tracy Hoffman was a member of Willamette University's Theta-Delta Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was cured in 1982, but was tragically diagnosed with leukemia shortly after; the disease that quickly took his life. Hoffman was an honors student, an active intramural athlete, an officer of Theta-Delta's executive council, and worked with troubled youth as a volunteer for Marion County. We do this run each year in the memory of a fallen brother, friend, family member, and community member, and for what his fight represents to thousands of people living with, or affected by blood cancers.

Focused on finding cures and supporting families, all proceeds from the event will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's efforts in the great Pacific Northwest. Please click the LLS's banner above to learn what your participation and donations mean to the organization's goals, and the patients and families it supports!


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Our event starts in McCulloch Stadium and then moves to a starting line on the south side of Bush’s Pasture Park. The Mile and 5k races both take place in the paths of the park and end inside the stadium.

Where can I park?

Bush's Pasture Park has a parking lot located on the Mission St. side of the park, directly across from the Salem General Hospital.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, but please use a leash!


Medals will be given to the top 3 adult (18+), teen (11-17), and child (10-) runners. The school/team/organization/group with the most attendance at the race will receive a large trophy to place in their office. All attendees will receive a surprise gift for participating.


We will have lots of games such as Cornhole, ring toss, KanJam, balloon pop, and more. There will also be music played on speakers throughout the event as well as a performance by Headband A Cappella after the awards ceremony!


Bid on goods and services donated by your favorite businesses in Salem to get serious discounts on awesome prizes!


Salem Jumper Rentals, LLC will be present with a bounce house to play in!


Food will be provided by Bon Appetit catering. Food and beverage details yet to come.

Want to know what the day's been like in the past? Click the picture below for some highlights!

Have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the event? Reach out to us through the form below, or email Event Coordinator Tom Farley at <twfarley@willamette.edu>.

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