Race Notes: Run in scenic and historic Salem, NY. Age group awards. All entrants receive and April Fools shirt. 1 mile childrens race included along with 10k and 5k. This year marks the 39th year of Salemís April Foolís Race. Held on the first Saturday of April each year, the April Foolís Race continues to be a popular draw for runners across the region. In 1979 about 180 runners competed in the 10k race.