Lincoln Memorial Garden Trail Race 8K

Sat June 3, 2023 Springfield, IL 62712 US Directions
Events

8K Trail Race

$40 $30 7:30AM CDT
274 spots left. Price increases after April 14, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT

Kids Fun Run

$6 9:00AM CDT Registration ends June 3, 2023 at 9:00am CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://lincolnmemorialgarden.org/.

Place
2301 East Lake Shore Drive
Springfield, IL US 62712
Description

           

           2023 Lincoln Memorial Garden 8K Trail Race and Fun Run!

 

After our successful return in 2022, the eighth edition of the Lincoln Memorial Garden (LMG) 8K Trail Race in Springfield, Illinois is scheduled to be held on Saturday June 3, 2023.  Eight kilometers (4.97 miles) of trails – with the course entirely situated within the Garden - will test runners’ stamina over the scenic trails and pathways of the historic Garden, along the trails next to Lake Springfield, and throughout the Ostermeier Prairie Center grounds.  And, not to be left out, the kids can enjoy a Fun Run around the pond at the Cawley Meadow.  
We greatly appreciate the following very positive comments from the 2022 Race:

 

                                            “The course was well laid out and marked, the staff was very helpful,
                                                      and the snacks and drinks after were very welcomed.”

 

                                                             “Thanks for the great race.  I really enjoyed it!”

 

                                        “This was one of the best marked trails I have ever been on.  There wasn’t
                                                              a chance anyone could get lost on that course.”

 

                    “You made a lot of runners happy bringing this race back and doing such an amazing job with it.”

 

On-line registration is now open and will remain open until Saturday June 3, 2023 at race time (7:30 a.m.) or until the 300-person participation limit has been reached.  See the different registration prices below.  Register early (before April 15, 2023) and receive a $5 discount off the regular price.  

 

Race Particulars  
Race Date:  Saturday June 3, 2023  (no rain date is scheduled)
8K Start Time:  7:30 a.m.        Kids Fun Run Start Time:  9:00 a.m.
Registration site:  https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Springfield/LincolnMemorialGarden

 

8K Trail Race  -  Early Registration is $30;  $35 after April 14, 2022;  $40 after 12:00 a.m. June 2, 2023.  A signup fee applies to all registrations.  Registration ends at race time.  Regarding late/race-day registrations, you will need to register on your own phone/computer; there will be no manual registration or on-site computers for registration at packet pickup or on race day.
Each participant receives a dry-fit shirt and a wooden tree branch medallion at race finish.  Receipt of a shirt is only guaranteed if registration is received before May 9.  Food and drinks are provided after the race to participants.

 

Kids Fun Run  -  No limit on number of participants.  Registration is $6 plus a signup fee.  Each participant receives a dry-fit shirt and a finishing medal.  Receipt of a shirt is only guaranteed if registration is received before May 9.     Age groups:  4 and under, 5-7, 8 and over.  The Youngest age group will run a straightaway next to the pond; the Middle group runs one lap around the pond; and the Older kids will run 2 laps around the pond.  Registration ends at race time.  Regarding late/race-day registrations, you will need to register on your own phone/computer; there will be no manual registration or on-site computers for registration at packet pickup or on race day.

 

Packet pickup:  Friday June 2, 2023  4-6 p.m. at the Springfield Running Center, 2943 W. White Oaks Drive, Springfield. Race-day pickup at LMG starts at 6:30 a.m.

 

The 8K is a no-spike race – the start/finish area is sidewalk and porous pavement.  There are also many wood-plank bridges throughout the course that spikes would damage. The bulk of the course is wood-chipped trails, fine-chip gravel trails, and grass trails.  There is also a short length of gravel driveway.

 

Course Map:   https://runsignup.com/Race/LincolnMemorialGarden/Page/CourseMap 

 

Awards for the 8K will be given to the winning male and female finishers, to the first finishing male and female Masters runners (40 and over), and then to the top three men and top three women finishers in the following age groups:  19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over.  The winning male and female runners and the first finishing male and female Masters runners will also receive $50 gift cards from the Springfield Running Center (Thank you Tracy!).
    
Special Project:  Would you be willing to add a donation to your registration fee for a Special Project?  LMG would like to buy a spotting scope for wildlife viewing to enhance visitor experience when coming to the Garden.
Check out the December 15 posting on the LMG Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/lincolnmemorialgarden/   Thanks to contributions from last year's runners, we were able to purchase a sound system, so that visitors can now "hear" the birds from inside the Nature Center.  You are the best; thank you, runners!! 
 
LMG website:  https://lincolnmemorialgarden.org/

 

Thank you for your participation and support of Lincoln Memorial Garden!

 

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