42 Phenomenal Years (And Counting!) of Teamwork and Baton Passes

COUNTRY Financial, the Optimist Club of Salem and the City of Salem Public Works Department Parks & Transportation Services Division are partnering together to present the COUNTRY Financial Kids Relays.

Growing Teamwork with Every Step

For more than four decades, thousands of youth from Salem, Ore., have participated in a unique and teamwork-friendly relay competition. With COUNTRY Financial as the presenting sponsor, COUNTRY Financial Kids Relays has successfully combined friendly competition and positive team strategizing to produce an event spanning 42 years (and counting). Sportsmanship and teamwork are exercised every step of the race. The 42nd annual COUNTRY Financial Kids Relays were held Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Willamette University’s McCulloch Stadium.

See the full results for the 2016 race.

Continue to check this page for details regarding the 2017 COUNTRY Financial Kids Relays!

T-shirt Design Contest

The winning student’s design will be featured on t-shirts! This lucky student will also receive a $1,000 donation for their school and a pizza party for their class. 

Together We Succeed

The theme guiding this year's design contest is TOGETHER WE SUCCEED. The slogan does not need to be included in the design, but student artwork should express the theme.

tshirt winner with classmates
2016 Winner

Congratulations to Addy Johnson, 5th Grader at Crosshill Christian School! She is the 2016 t-shirt design winner.