Moonlight Miles at Oak Ridge Cemetery

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September 16, 2017
Start location: Oak Ridge Cemetery
City/State: Springfield, IL
Start time: 6:30 pm
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Looking for something different?

How about running through an historic, 160 year old cemetery at night on a fully supported, closed road course that you can run solo or with your friends and family.

The evening of Sept. 16th 2017 will be the 4th year of the Moonlight Miles at Oak Ridge Cemetery. On that night, you will have the option to run a Half marathon, Quarter Marathon (6.55 mile) or 5k courses under a full moon and in the shadow of Lincoln’s Tomb.

Details include a scenic yet challenging course, on course support, glow necklaces, custom race shirt, unique awards applicable to the venue, Finisher Medals, pizza, chocolate milk and other drink for all runners and of course, the moonlight and venue.

For those 21 and over free beer is available after your event from our friends at Obed & Isaac’s. Please be responsible after your endeavor.

Come be part of history and the Lincoln lore, run in the moonshadow of Lincoln’s tomb and through 160 years of history. Organizers want to let the public know about this exciting event, so please spread the word; there is a distance for everyone.

For more information on the Moonlight Miles Races, visit their official website


Changes for 2017.

Due to lack of response and consideration of our volunteers the full marathon event has been cancelled. With the Chicago Marathon weeks later there were not enough runners to keep the courses open and volunteers onsite until 1:00am.

Based on your feedback, we have moved the 5k start later into the evening (7:00pm) to allow the darkness to settle and give you a run in the cemetery at night. Race team and safety staff are always close by, should you need them.

As these are now timed events with fastest times receiving awards, timing devices are permitted for all runners. Headlamps or a lighting source are encouraged for all runners.

The Half Marathon runners will begin at 6:30 pm so they can get one lap in twilight and one lap in darkness. This will be a chip timed race with overall awards going to the top 3 male and females. Awards will also be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in the 20 and under age group, 21 – 30 age group, 31 – 40 age group, 41 – 50 age group, 51 – 60 age group, 61 – 70 age group and the 71 and older age group.

The Quarter Marathon (6.55-mile) racers start at 6:45pm and run the courses for the fastest time with overall awards going to the top 3 male and females. Awards will also be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in the 20 and under age group, 21 – 30 age group, 31 – 40 age group, 41 – 50 age group, 51 – 60 age group, 61 – 70 age group and the 71 and older age group.

All 5k runners start at 7:00pm and run the courses for the fastest time with overall awards going to the top 3 male and females. Awards will also be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in the 20 and under age group, 21 – 30 age group, 31 – 40 age group, 41 – 50 age group, 51 – 60 age group, 61 – 70 age group and the 71 and older age group. However, it is also a Fun Run, so don’t feel pressure to run for time/awards.

These unique night time road runs are being hosted as a fundraiser for the Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation projects and to provide a unique chance to run at night in the cemetery in a controlled, safe environment with safety and race personnel on site. The Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

On-line registration is open until 48 hrs before the race date with links located at the top and bottom of this page. Keep an eye on the website www.triharderpromotions.com, FB and emails from triharderpromotions@gmail.com for emerging details and the latest updates.

For more information, visit the official race website.

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