Miles For Music


The Salem Civic Center and Fleet Feet are proud to announce the inaugural Miles for Music run. The virtual event celebrates the return of LIVE music to Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Join your favorite indoor music venues and live music lovers everywhere September 1-20 for a Virtual Ride, Walk, Run, 5K, 10K or Long Distance experience at the place and pace of your choice. This is way to challenge friends, family members, co-workers and join forces with other music lovers during these unprecedented COVID times. 

Miles for Music is a collaboration between indoor music venues in the area including Salem Civic Center, Berglund Center, The Harvester, The Jefferson Center, Sidewinders Saloon, 5 Points Music Sanctuary, Parkway Brewing, The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Olde Salem Brewing and The Spot on Kirk.

The $40 registration includes a 50/50 poly-cotton race t-shirt, a custom 3-inch finisher medal with satin ribbon featuring the music venues (all racers get a medal), downloadable race bib and online tracking of their standing. Start training, map out your custom route, show us your playlist, set a goal and keep us posted on your progress throughout training and the race with #MilesforMusic. Social media will be a big part of the virtual race. There will be posts with suggested routes, playlists, upcoming live music events and more.

Race registration is open until midnight on Sept. 19th. If you are an out-of-town racer, your packet will be mailed. For all other racers, your packets can be picked up Monday through Friday from 10am - 6pm at the Salem Civic Center Box Office. 

A select portion of your entry fee will go back to one of our three selected non-profits for you to choose from:
1. Virginia Children's Theater
2. Roanoke Valley Children's Choir
3. Blue Cow Arts

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A portion of each entry fee will go directly to one of the three targeted non-profits. When you sign-up to participate you can choose either Virginia Children's Theater, The Roanoke Valley Children's Choir or Blue Cow Arts.

Fleet Fee Roanoke is the standing ovation sponsor of Miles For Music.


The round of applause sponsors for the inaugural event include Kroger, Atlantic Union Bank, Run About Sports, Pepsi, Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge, First Team Auto and Servpro.

Information on our non-profits

About Blue Cow ArtsFounded in 2002, Blue Cow Arts is a public nonprofit in support of increased social awareness through music, art and cultural education. BCA supports diversity through event promotion, cultural exchange opportunities, and by hosting and providing a forum for musicians, artists, educators and advocates of sustainable living and cultural preservation. Based in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Floyd, BCA seeks to support innovative grassroots cultural efforts and movements, including the 5-day Floydfest, showcasing the wealth of local music, crafts and customs in the Floyd, Virginia, area, alongside musicians, dancers and performance artists from all corners of the globe.

About Virginia Children’s Theatre: The Virginia Children’s Theatre provides high-quality theatre education and entertainment to families, schools, and children with year-round programming; crafting new and exciting partnerships and programs that engage our youth in a world of communication, imagination, creativity, empowerment, and learning.
 About the Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir: With choral excellence as the foundational goal, singers in the RVCC are provided with a choral experience designed to give children musical as well as personal growth. Core emphasis is placed on the skills required to expertly learn the music and perform it with concentration, dedication, and artistic expression. We believe that this work ethic instills character qualities which can be applied to many other challenging situations in life providing our choristers with the confidence needed to pursue their dreams.