Women's Distance Festival

Sat July 8 - Sun July 16 Springfield, IL 62704 US Directions


2 Mile

07/08 8:00AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT

2 Mile Virtual

07/08 - 07/16 8:00AM CDT - 11:59PM CDT

Kids Fun Run (Untimed)

07/08 9:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT

Race Website

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


1501 S Grand Ave W
Springfield, IL US 62704


Ladies!  Bring your mother, daughter, sister, other family member, colleague or friend and run or walk this beautiful two mile course through Washington Park. This race is for women and girls of all ages, whether you are a competitive runner or just plan to stroll through the park. 

Strollers are welcome.  Due to insurance liability restrictions, please note pets are NOT permitted in the live race.  


1. Registration closes at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2023.
   Late registration will reopen online at $35 until July 7, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.  There will be no paper registration at packet pickup or on race day.  
Race shirt guarantee deadline for all participants is June 16, 2023; additional swag is available to the first 300 at packet pickup while supplies last.
3. All participants will start at 8AM!  
4. Please note: There are no refunds.  If the live race cannot be held as planned, all registrants will be converted to the Virtual Race option.


There will be bottled water, bananas, and snacks in the finisher area.  


Participants who opted in during the registration process will receive a text message with their time shortly after crossing the finish line.  
Results will also stream live throughout the morning and be available at: http://www.ItsRaceTime.com
Award categories are Overall, Masters, 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.  
Award winners will be announced in an awards ceremony immediately following the race.  Results will be posted on the Springfield Road Runners Club Facebook page after all participants have finished. 


Curbside packet pickup will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023 at 3:00-6:00 pm at the Springfield Running Center, 2943 W. White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL.  Look for the SRRC signs & drive right up to pick up your packet; no need to exit your car.  Feel free to arrive anytime during the pickup time, but please be patient if it is busy and you must wait a few minutes for your items.

If you registered by the June 16 t-shirt deadline, we will have a shirt for you!  If you registered after June 16 but were still able to choose a shirt during online registration, we should have a shirt for you!  Please note you will receive the size you selected during registration.  If you registered after our shirt supply was exhausted, unfortunately, you will not receive a shirt.  We can only guarantee shirts for those registered by the June 16 deadline.  Any additional race swag/giveaways will be distributed with race packets on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.      

Please do your best to attend the Friday evening packet pickup.  You are welcome to have someone else pick up your packet for you if cannot make it.    


Limited race day packet pickup will be available on race day morning (July 8) in Washington Park (pavilion) at 7:00-7:45 a.m.

Packets for the live race that are not picked before the race starts will be forfeited.  There is no packet shipping option for those participating in the live race.       

Run or walk your two miles wherever you choose!  
Beginning Saturday July 8th you will be able to submit your time (the link is not available until that day.)
To submit your virtual time, go this results page and click on this years results.

By your name, click EDIT TIME.  You can submit results from July 8th - July 16th.  Final results will be available July 17th. Virtual participants will appear in the race results but are not eligible for age group awards.
Race packets for virtual participants will be available for free curbside pickup on July 7.  However, there is also a shipping option available for a $10 fee for virtual participants. You may purchase this option during registration if you want your packet shipped by mail.  Packets will be shipped AFTER the race. There is no shipping option for those participating in the live race.   

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