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On March 27, 2021 KSD of Lawrence County will be hosting its 11th annual Southern Illinois Spring Classic 5K run/walk. The 2021 race will be the 10th year for the Half-Marathon. Due to COVID, we unfortunately we're not able to host our 10th annual Southern Illinois Spring Classic Race. We're hopeful that our 2021 SISC Race will be successful to help the children in Lawrence County. In 2019 the event played host to nearly 115 runners, over 100 volunteers, countless spectators, and raised $20,000 for the youth of Lawrence County.
Race Website for more info:
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Parkside Elementary School
1900 Cedar St.,
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Schedule of Events
Friday, March 26, 2021
6-7 pm: Early packet pick up
**Due to COVID-please drive up to location and we will hand you your packet.**
Saturday, March 27, 2021
6:30-7:45 am: Registration and Packet Pick Up
8:00 am: Half Marathon Start and 5K Run/Walk Start
10:30 am: Half Marathon/ 5K Awards and $500 Cash Drawing
Half Marathon- $50 till December 31st.
$55 January 1st-March 7th
$65 March 8th-27th
5K- $25 till March 7th
$35 till March 8-27th
Registration includes race entry, T-shirt*, packet, and medal for 1/2 marathon participants. Rain or shine, no refunds.
*Same day registrations accepted.
However, entries must be received by March 6, 2021 or T-shirts aren’t guaranteed and a late registration fee of $10 for the ½ marathon and 5k will be added.
Race Day FAQ
Virtual Races: We are offering a Virtual 5K or Half Marathon to those that would rather not be at an event. All prices for the Virtual events are $5 more to be able to ship the packet to your door with a medal if you did the half. You will be able to enter your time on a website.
Race Packet Pick-up: Packet pick-up will be located outside at Parkside Elementary School, 1900 Cedar St., Lawrenceville, IL 62439. Due to COVID, we will be asking that you drive up to the location and we will hand you the packets. Friday: 6pm - 7pm Saturday: 6:30am - 7:45am
*In years prior we were able to use the inside of the gymnasium but due to COVID we are not allowed inside the school building. The entire event will be outside. We encourage you to bring chairs and outdoor canopies.*
Course: The SISC Half Marathon starts at Parkside Elementary School, continues through Lawrenceville, winds through the Lawrence County countryside and ends on the new Lawrenceville High School track. The 13.1 mile course is mostly flat. The course will officially close 4 hours after the start time. Please be advised that portions of the course will remain open to traffic.
The 5K course starts at Parkside Elementary School, continues through Lawrenceville and ends on the new Lawrenceville High School track. The course is mostly flat. Please be advised that portions of the course will remain open to traffic.
Due to COVID we have decided to cancel the Kids Half Marathon for the 2021 SISC Race. We're hopeful to bring it back for the 2022 SISC Race!
Timing: Bib timing will be provided by To The Finish, LLC. You must pick up your official race bib at the designated packet pick-up time. Please attach the official bib to the front of your shirt prior to the race. If you do not have a bib, you will not be timed.
Race Number: Pin your race number/bib to the front of your shirt, plainly and visably to race officials, drivers, photographers and spectators. All participants must wear an official race number/bib.
Health and Safety: Drink fluids before, during and after the race. Stay hydrated! There will be 7 water stations along the course. Three of these stations will also offer Gatorade. Traffic control will be provided by SISC volunteers and the Lawrenceville Police Dept. However, please be advised that although volunteers along the course will deter traffic to the best of their ability, safety is ultimately your own responsibility. Watch for traffic! All volunteers and race workers will be wearing masks due to COVID.
First Aid Stations: First aid will be provided by Lawrence County Memorial Hospital. There will be several stations throughout the course located near water stations. Ambulance support will also be on hand.
Portable Toilets: Portable toilets will be located throughout the course.
Awards: All 5k and Half Marathon participants will be entered into a drawing for a $500 Cash Prize! You must be present to win the $500 Cash Prize. All half marathon participants will receive a medal.
Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in each age group and must be claimed at the event. The age groups are as follows:
5K Half Marathon
17 and Under 19 and Under
40-44 60 and Over
65 and Over
Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer for this event, please go to the "Contact Us" tab and send us an email or call one of the Event Coordinators. We would love to have your help!
Parking: Free parking is available to all at the Parkside Elementary School.
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