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44 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 44 years (and counting). Sportsmanship and teamwork are exercised every step of the race. The 44th annual COUNTRY Financial Kids Relays will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Willamette University’s McCulloch Stadium.

Event Day Information

Event day information is available both in English and Spanish.

Event Guidelines

Download the 2018 event guidelines.

2018 results

Download the 2018 race results.

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. 

2018 Theme

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.

Congratulations to 2018's winner, Jillian Munford from Valley Inquiry Charter School!