Save the Date: 2024 Awesome 3000 will be held on Saturday April 27, 2024!

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Awesome 3000 Race & Fundraiser

Since 1983 the Awesome 3000 has been a staple in the Salem-Keizer Community, bringing friends and family together in support of our Salem-Keizer School District; its students, staff, and teachers.

2024 Awesome 3000 t-shirt design contest is now open to all Middle and High school students!

Calling all Middle and High School students, do you love to draw and design, if so submit your artwork for the 2024 Awesome 3000 T-shirt design contest! Each year of the Awesome 3000 showcases the artwork from a local Middle or High school student. The chosen artwork is promintely displayed on t-shirts, announcemnets, and flyers for the 2024 Awesome 3000. There is a cash prize for the winning artist and their school’s art department. Click the button below to submit your artwork by the deadline.


The proceeds from the  2023 Awesome 3000 raised $45,000, which will go directly to the Salem-Keizer Schools Fund held by the United Community Foundation.

Community support

Approximately 400 volunteers from our community came together to give their time and effort! This event was also made possible with the support of our 23 community sponsors.