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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.
NO FAIR?!! NO FAIR!!! We totally get it. But let's make the best of it because running isn't canceled! The Springfield Road Runners Club and race directors for Abe’s Amble and the State Fair Parade Run challenge runners/walkers to sign up for both races!! Choose the No Fair bundle option and receive a discount off each 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. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Illinois State Fair has been canceled which will likely result in cancellation of the live Abe's Amble 10K/5K event as this event requires access to the state fairgrounds in addition to Lincoln Park and Oak Ridge Cemetery. (UPDATE- THE LIVE EVENT IS CANCELED FOR 2020- ONLY A VIRTUAL OPTION IS AVAILABLE)
Submitting Your Result
An important part of this Virtual Race is submitting your time so that you can see how you rank, much like a traditional run. Beginning August 23rd you will be able to submit your time. To submit your virtual time, click on the link below. (Note: link will not work and you cannot submit a result prior to Aug 23) By your name, click EDIT TIME. You can submit results from Aug 23 - Sept 1. Final results will be available at the same link Sept 2.
(Virtual Participants will have their names included in the results, but are not eligible for awards.)
When you register you have option to have your shirt shipped directly to you (for a small extra charge). If you previously registered and would like to add shipping to your registration, you can complete the following steps:
1. Click here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MyRegisteredRaces
2. Find the Abe's Amble and click "Manage Registration"
3. In the menu select ADD-ONS (Typically in the top right corner on a desktop, and in the menu on a mobile device.)
4. Purchase and check out.
REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020 TO GUARANTEE A RACE T-SHIRT! ***8/17/20 UPDATE- SHIRTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN ALL SIZES***
FREE CURBSIDE RACE PACKET PICK-UP will be available on Saturday, August 22; 2020, 1:00-3:30 P.M. at Lincoln Park- west side near Shelter #7. Additional information will be provided when further details are available. An option for mailing your packet for a separate fee is also available during registration.
REMINDER FOR SRRC MEMBERS!! If you are working toward the 2020 Abe’s 50K Throwdown, you need this race!!! Sign up today to get one step closer to the 50K medal! (Eligibility for the 50K Throwdown requires paid SRRC membership before the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon and accumulated mileage from 2020 SRRC races.) 8/17/20 UPDATE- Abe's Amble 10K/5K also counts toward the SRRC Virtual or Bust Participation Series for Club members
REGISTRATION FOR LIVE EVENT TBA Registration for the live Abe's Amble event will open only if race can be held in accordance with public health restrictions and access to all race venues is granted. If live event is held, virtual race registrants will have the option to transfer to the live event. If registration for the live event opens, but event cannot be held as planned, all registrants for the live event will be converted to the Virtual Race option. No refunds will be provided.
If the live event is held, the 10K will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K will follow at 7:45 a.m. The 5K route will begin and end at the fairgrounds (same as the 10K); however the 5K route will continue west on Sangamon Avenue, turn right on 1st Street to a turnaround spot and return to the fairgrounds. Limited refreshments will be provided post-race, but due to COVID-19 restrictions and the health & safety of participants, there will be no extended post-race party or awards ceremony. Award winners for the live event will be notified of plans for award pick up. Additional modifications may be necessary to accommodate public health guidelines.
*************UPDATE- THERE WILL BE NO LIVE ABE'S AMBLE EVENT ON AUGUST 23. ABE'S AMBLE WITH BE VIRTUAL ONLY IN 2020************************
FREE CURBSIDE PACKET PICKUP SIGN UP TODAY!
Carrie Ward & Julie Pitchford- 2020 Abe's Amble Race Directors
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