Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

Sat April 3 - Sun April 11 Springfield, IL 62701 US RaceJoy Ready

The 2021 Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon will be a Virtual Race.

Your Registration Includes
* Running the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon anywhere you chose.
* Ability to easily submit your result to be included in a leaderboard, much like an in-person run.
* Fleece Vest (If registered by March 10th)
* Coveted Finisher Medal!  Design to be announced at a later date.
* Use of tracking app (RaceJoy) to run your Virtual Race.
* Optional shipping of your vest and finisher medal.  There will be a local pickup (free) on 4/3.  For those who pay for shipping, all shipments will go out 3/31.  Packet pick up has been scheduled! Drive-thru Springfield Running Center parking lot (2943 W White Oaks Dr #1, Springfield, IL 62704), 9am-12pm on Saturday April 3rd. Further details will be provided later on what to do if you cannot make it. If you selected to have your packet shipped, no need to worry about this pick up 😊

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 April 3rd 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 Apr 3)  By your name, click EDIT TIME.  You can submit results from April 3rd through April 11th.  Final results will be available at the same link April 12th.

Note: If you previously had a deferral, your entry will be deferred to 2022.

Join us on the first Saturday of April as runners from many states and countries take in Abraham Lincoln sites during this scenic half marathon. This USATF certified course will immerse you in Lincoln history unlike any other race!  

​The race starts and finishes at the Old State Capitol where Lincoln gave his famous House Divided speech.  Just across the plaza from the Capitol, within the first quarter mile of the race, is the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices.  This is the only building still standing where Lincoln practiced law during in his 25-year career.  Not even a mile into the race, runners go back in time for two blocks, passing by the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned.  During mile nine, runners enter Oak Ridge cemetery and are able to view Lincoln's final resting place.  Mile 10 takes runners through the local city park named after the 16th president.  During the final mile of the race, runners will pass by historic Union Train station directly adjacent to the Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library, which is just one block from the finish line.  

​So much history in just 13.1 miles!  Whether you are interested Lincoln history or not, we promise this race is well worth it!  

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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