Abe's Army

Mon May 18 - Mon August 17, 2020 Springfield, IL US 62702 Directions
Events

Abe's Army - 10K

05/18 - 08/17 5:45PM CDT - 6:45PM CDT

Abe's Army - 5K

06/01 - 08/17 5:45PM CDT - 6:45PM CDT

Group Leader

05/18 - 08/17 5:45PM CDT - 6:45PM CDT
Abe's Army - Starting as Virtual

Update - April 17th
In compliance with social distancing measures related to the spread of COVID-19, we are making the several changes to 2020 Abe's Army.  In short, the training program will begin as a Virtual Program, and transitioning to group runs when stay at home orders are lifted.  The training no longer includes Abe's Amble registration, you will register for that separately.  As such, registration has been reduced to $20.  (Still must register for SRRC membership if you are not a member.)

If you registered for Abe's Army at the full price, you have the following two options.  Please make your choice by April 30th.  If no choice is made, you will be defaulted to Option 1.

Option 1: Remain in the new program.  Receive a $40 refund.
Option 2: Withdraw from Abe's Army altogether, receive a $60 refund.

Thank you for your understanding and patience through this unprecedented time.  Stay safe, keep running!

Here Are Your Options:

You will remain in the program.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

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

Place
801 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL US 62702
Description

Update - April 17th
In compliance with social distancing measures related to the spread of COVID-19, we are making several changes to 2020 Abe's Army.  In short, the training program will begin as a Virtual Program, and transitioning to group runs when stay at home orders are lifted.  The training no longer includes Abe's Amble registration, you will register for that separately.  As such, registration has been reduced to $20.  (Still must register for SRRC membership if you are not a member.)

If you registered for Abe's Army at the full price, you have the following two options.  Please make your choice by April 30th.  If no choice is made, you will be defaulted to Option 1.

Option 1: Remain in the new program.  Receive a $40 refund.
Option 2: Withdraw from Abe's Army altogether, receive a $60 refund.

Thank you for your understanding and patience through this unprecedented time.  Stay safe, keep running!

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**Exciting news for 2020 is the return of the Abe's Army 5K program and Abe's Amble 5K!!**

Abe's Army 5K - this is a 10-week program designed for newer runners and walkers wanting to get active and complete Abe's Amble 5K road race held on the final day of the Illinois State Fair in August. Training begins 6/1/20.

Abe's Army 10K - this is a 12-week program designed to train new and experienced runners and walkers to complete Abe's Amble 10K road race. Training begins 5/18/20. 

Since we are starting our program virtually, we will not be separating people based on paces. We will have everyone join a Facebook group that is for paid registrants and leaders only. Mass emails will be sent out as well, but to get the most social engagement for virtual Abe's Army you are encouraged to use Facebook. We plan to make this program as fun and motivating as possible from a distance.  

We welcome runners and walkers of all abilities. Children under the age of 16 are welcome to join; however, they must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian. Please consult your family physician before undertaking any new exercise routine.

There will be no orientation meeting, all communication will be held via email/Facebook.

Abe's Army Registration Fee includes: 

  • Supportive leaders, training advice and new running friends!
  • Abe's Army performance tech shirt/tank (guaranteed until May 14th)
  • Training plan and log sheet
  • Finisher's medal for Abe's Amble
  • Access to professional medical advice related to running
  • Coupon from Springfield Running Center during the program
Training Information

Abe's Army training sessions will be held on Monday evenings at 5:45 p.m. starting May 18, 2020 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds at the Commodities/Pork Pavilion across from the Grandstand. After that, your leader will instruct you to meet at the fairgrounds or Lincoln Park Shelter #7 (near the Nelson Center parking lot).

Parking is available in the fairgrounds in Lot #21, enter Gate 7 or Gate 11

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