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Additional race information can be found at https://www.srrc.net/abesamble.
Please note: There are no refunds. If the live event cannot be held, registrations will be converted to the Virtual Race.
On the last day of the Illinois State Fair in August each year, hundreds of runners from Illinois and surrounding states take to the streets covering the fairgrounds, Lincoln Park, Oak Ridge Cemetery, and back. This challenging 10K course is USATF certified and a lot of fun! Abe's Amble also includes a 5K option in addition to the longstanding 10K distance. Register by Friday, July 29 to guarantee a race shirt!
The 2022 Abe's Amble 10K was selected as the Road Runners Club of America's Illinois Regional Championship 10K! This means special championship bibs, additional medals for overall winners, Gatorade and more!
Races will begin in a traditional mass start format. The 10K will begin at 7:30am and the 5k will begin at 7:45am.
CURBSIDE PACKET PICKUP
Curbside packet pickup for live and virtual participants will be held on Saturday, August 20, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.- Springfield Running Center, 2943 W. White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL. Look for the SRRC signs & drive right up to pick up your packet; no need to exit your car. Feel free to arrive anytime during the pickup time, but please be patient if it is busy and you must wait a few minutes for your items. We will get you in and out as soon as possible.
If you registered by the July 29 t-shirt deadline, we will have a shirt for you! If you registered after July 29 but were still able to choose a shirt during online registration, we should have a shirt for you! Please note you will receive the size you selected during registration. If you registered after our shirt supply was exhausted, unfortunately, you will not receive a shirt. We can only guarantee shirts for those registered by the July 29 deadline. Additional race swag will be distributed with race packets on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Please do your best to attend the Saturday packet pickup. You are welcome to have someone else pick up your packet for you if cannot make it.
Limited race day packet pickup will be available on race day morning at the fairgrounds at 6:30-7:15 a.m.
There will be bottled water, Gatorade, bananas, and other refreshments in the finisher area.
RACE RESULTS & AWARDS
Participants who opted in during the registration process will receive a text message with their time shortly after crossing the finish line.
Results will also stream live throughout the morning and be available at: http://www.ItsRaceTime.com
Award categories are 10K: Top Overall M/F, Top Masters M/F, Top Grandmasters M/F, and Top Senior Grandmasters M/F. Then Top 3 M/F in each age group (14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, .... , 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+). 5K: Top Overall M/F. Then Top 3 M/F in each age group (14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, .... , 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+). (10K award categories are expanded due to status as the 2022 RRCA Regional Championship Race!)
Race results will stream live online throughout the race. Additionally, It's Race Time will be texting participants (who opted in) their results immediately upon finishing. Results will be available at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Springfield/AbesAmble https://runsignup.com/Race/AbesAmble/Page/RaceResults
Award winners will be recognized in a post-race awards ceremony after the race. Results will be linked on the Springfield Road Runners Club Facebook page after all participants have finished.
Race medals will be provided at the finish line for those participating in the live race. Medals will be included in race packets for virtual participants. Medals are awarded for both the 10K and the 5K events.
NOTES FOR VIRTUAL RACE PARTICIPANTS
Run or walk your 10K/5K wherever you choose!
Beginning Sunday August 21, you will be able to submit your time (the link is not available until that day.) You can submit results from August 21-August 29. Final results will be available August 30. Virtual participants will appear in the race results but are not eligible for age group awards. To submit your time, click here and click Edit Results by your name:
Race packets for virtual participants will be available for free curbside pickup on August 20. However, there is a shipping option available for a $10 fee for virtual participants. You may purchase this option during registration if you want your packet shipped by mail. Packets will be shipped AFTER the race. There is no shipping option for those participating in the live race.
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