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Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon in Springfield

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Sat, Apr 06 , 2024 • 7:30am - 11:30am

1 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

It's time to run where Lincoln walked! The Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon takes place April 6th in downtown Springfield.

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 course 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.

Places to stay nearby...

Baymont Inn and Suites - Springfield

Springfield

Only 5 miles from Illinois State Capitol, close to restaurants and Lincoln sites. Smoke-free, plasma TV, microwave and fridge in every room. Leisure whirlpool suites available.

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Best Western Clearlake Plaza - Springfield

Springfield

Close to the interstate and Lincoln attractions.

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Candlewood Suites - Springfield

Springfield

The extended-stay hotel is perfect for business or leisure travelers.

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