Abe's Amble

Sun August 20, 2023 Springfield, IL 62702 US Directions



7:30AM CDT


7:45AM CDT


7:30AM CDT

5k - Virtual

7:45AM CDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.srrc.net/abesamble.


801 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL US 62702


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 Wednesday, July 26 to guarantee a race shirt!

Races will begin in a traditional mass start format.  The 10K will begin at 7:30am and the 5k will begin at 7:45am.  


Packet pickup will be held on Saturday, August 19, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.- Springfield Running Center, 2943 W. White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL.  Look for the SRRC signs.  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 26 t-shirt deadline, we will have a shirt for you!  If you registered after July 26 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 26 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, bananas, and other refreshments in the finisher area.  


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 and Top Masters 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+). 

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 race.  Medals are awarded for both the 10K and the 5K events.


Run or walk your 5k/10k whenever you choose!
Beginning Monday August 21, you will be able to submit your time.  Note: the link will not be available until that day.  You can submit your results for 1 week following the opening date.  Virtual participants will appear in the race results but are not eligible for age group awards.  To submit your time, click and edit your results by name.

You are welcome to pick up your race packet on Saturday August 19th (details above).  Shipping option is available ONLY to virtual race participants who chose this at registration.  There is no shipping option for those attending the live race.

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