Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

Sat April 4, 2020 Springfield, IL US 62701 Directions RaceJoy Ready
Events
The race sold out in 2019! Be sure to register early.

General Entry

$80 $60 7:30AM CDT Run Where Lincoln Walked
The race sold out in 2019! Be sure to register early.

SRRC / LRC / SRC / IL National Guard members

$80 $55 7:30AM CDT Run Where Lincoln Walked
Race Website

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

Place
1 E Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL US 62701
Description

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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RaceJoy

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

Note:
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
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