Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

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April 7, 2018
Start location: Springfield Old State Capitol
City/State: Springfield, IL
Start time: 7:30 am
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We invite you to participate in one of the Midwest’s premier half marathons. This is the only race where you can immerse yourself in Lincoln history and enjoy a scenic run past the only home he ever owned, his law office, the Old State Capitol where he delivered his “House Divided” speech, and his final resting place in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The tag-timed course will start and finish in front the historic Old State Capitol (6th and Washington). Runners will start the race heading south on Sixth Street, then veer over to the Lincoln Home site, head back downtown and towards the State Capitol, wind their way to Washington Park, loop through the park and exit on Lincoln Avenue.

After heading north for more than a mile on Lincoln, runners will head back to the east and over to the Oak Ridge cemetery, where they will pass the Lincoln Tomb. For Abe’s Amble veterans, there will some familiar terrain as the course loops through Lincoln Park before heading south towards downtown.

There will great post-race food and fun, and all finishers will receive our famous Giant Penny finisher’s medal and an opportunity to have their picture taken with Lincoln impersonator Michael Krebs.

After the race, join President Lincoln and other participants at the Alamo for more food and drink.

Start: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 212 N. 6th Street, Springfield, Illinois

Finish: Prairie Heart Institute, 619 E. Mason, Springfield, Illinois

Parking: Expo and Race Day Parking is available in the Mason Street Parking Ramp across from the Prairie Heart Institute. On race day, the entrance to this ramp will be off of 6th Street, north of Madison Avenue. Other surface lots are available in the immediate area surrounding Prairie Heart Institute, as well as many on-street parking spots.

Road Closures: participants and spectators should be aware that 6th Street (one way north-bound) will be closed to traffic between Jefferson and Madison at approximately 6:00 to allow for start line set up.

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