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Awesome 3000 Youth Fun Run & Fundraiser

The Awesome 3000 is a youth fun-run for all ages Pre-K through High School. 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 2024 Awesome 3000 brought together nearly 2300 youth participants from our surrounding communities. Funds generated from participant fees are then used to fund grants through the Salem-Keizer School Fund, which benefit the Salem-Keizer School District.


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

Over 400 volunteers from our community came together to give their time and effort! This event was also made possible with the support of our 31 community sponsors.

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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Anthem Wealth Strategies

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