Illinois State Fair Parade Run

Thu August 13 - Tue September 1 Springfield, IL 62702 US
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ATTENTION:  Shirts cut-off is NOON, August 5, 2020.  To guarantee a shirt, please register before the deadline.  Due to COVID-19 and the affects on shipping goods/products, our shirt distributor stressed that we need to submit orders no later than the afternoon of August 5. 

Race registration remains open until August 11, 2020 @ 11:59 p.m.  After expenses, all registration money will be given to the Central Illinois Food Bank to help our community fight hunger.  If you are too late to receive a shirt and would like to run for the Food Bank, PLEASE register.  thank you.

Please note: There are no refunds.  This race is a Virtual Only Race.   

P L E A S E    R E A D   T O   T H E   B O T T O M   O F  T H E  P A G E.    Important information below.

Packet pickup will take place at the Springfield Running Center – date Wednesday, August 12, 2020, time 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The fair may be cancelled but the race must be run and shirts are available.  No shirts guaranteed after August 5, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

Unfortunately, the Illinois State Fair (ISF) Parade Run is tied to the Twilight Parade which will not be taking place this year due to COVID-19 and the Governor cancelling the ISF.  Therefore, the Springfield Road Runners Club (SRRC) is offering the race as a virtual race only. 

SRRC members, if you are working toward the 2020 Abe’s 50K Throwdown, sign up today to get your mileage!  Eligibility for the 50K Throwdown requires SRRC members to have been registered prior to Lincoln’s Presidential Half Marathon and have the accumulated mileage from SRRC races.

The directors of both the ISF Parade Run and Abe’s Amble* challenge runners/walkers to face this “new normal” and sign up for both races by bundling them together to receive a discount.

Any profits, after expenses, will be donated to local food pantries to offset the effects of COVID-19 in our community.

Note:  See the Abe’s Amble 10K/5K website at for updated details concerning this race.

Shirt Shipping
When you register you have option to have your shirt shipped directly to you (for a small extra charge).  If you previously registered and would like to add shipping to your registration, you can complete the following steps:
     1. Click here:    
     2. Find the Illinois State Fair Parade Run and click "Manage Registration"
     3. In the menu select ADD-ONS (Typically in the top right corner on a desktop, and in the menu on a mobile device.)
     4. Purchase and check out.

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 August 13th 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 Aug 13)  By your name, click EDIT TIME.  You can submit results from Aug 13 - September 1.  All results MUST be submitted no later than September 1, 11:59 pm, in order to view the final results. 

Final results will be available at the same link on September 2, 2020. 

2020 Race Directors: Diana Nevitt, Donna Brayfield, and Julie Boots

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