Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

Sat April 1, 2023 Springfield, IL 62701 US Directions RaceJoy Ready


Registration closes Thursday March 30.  There is no registration after this time, and no registration on race day.

*The deadline to be guaranteed a shirt w/ your registration is February 22nd, so be sure to register before then! 

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!  

**Please note! Once you choose the in person or virtual option, you CANNOT transfer.** If you are a member of the Springfield Road Runners Club and choose virtual, your results cannot count towards the Points Series but can count towards Participation Series. 

​The race starts 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!  

Expo: 4pm – 8pm on Friday March 31st at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 East Adams Street (2 blocks from start/finish). We will have some awesome vendors and sponsors this year that will be on hand with giveaways & information. Parking available in the hotel ramp or on-street parking meters are free after 5:00 p.m.​

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be held at the Expo at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 East Adams Street (2 blocks from start/finish). Packet pickup takes place from 4-8pm on Friday AND from 6:30am-7:15am on race morning. We strongly recommend getting packets the night before the race. Plus, you will get to see all the exciting new vendors and maybe even snag some free stuff! 

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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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