April 6, 2019
Start location: Springfield Old State Capitol
City/State: Springfield, IL
Start time: 7:30 am Distances & Categories:
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 in Lincoln history or not, we promise this race is well worth it!
If you are local and would like to train with SRRC, check out the Halfwits training group. The 12-week training plan gets you ready for this course by training on the course!
For more information, visit runabe.srrc.net
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