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. The 2023 Awesome 3000 brought together nearly 2000 youth participants from our surrounding communities. 

Registration for the 2024 Awesome 3000 is now open for both runners and volunteers, click the link above for more info!

Countdown to the Awesome 3000








Become a Sponsor:

With the support from our Sponsors the United Way is able to reinvest the proceeds from the Awesome 3000 directly into the Salem-Keizer Scchool District. The sponsors from last year’s event allowed us to raise close to $40,000 for the Salem-Keizer School District. We thank those community members and leaders who have given to the Awesome, your support makes a difference for the youth in our community.

For more information on how to sponsor click the button to the right, or donate online by visiting the link below.

2024 Title Sponsor- Capitol Toyota

2024 Pre-K run for Literacy Sponsor- Willamette Valley Bank

2024 Awesome Activity Village Sponsor- Maps Credit Union

2024 Unified Run Sponsor- Oregon Oncology Specialist

2024 Awesome Sponsors:

Doty Pruett Wilson PC

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Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics

2024 Major Sponsors:

2024 Event Partners:

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2024 Friend of Awesome Sponsors:

JM Fresh Laundry

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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. So far, over $31,200 has been distributed to over 33 award recipients throughout the Salem-Keizer School District. The awarded funds are benefitting students, teachers, and program across the district!

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.