LPHM Race Information
Expo: 4pm – 8pm on Friday at the President Lincoln Hotel, 701 East Adams Street (2 blocks from start/finish). The Springfield Running Center will have apparel and other running items for sale and other vendors and sponsors will be on hand with giveaways and information. Parking available in the hotel ramp or on-street parking meters are free after 5:00 p.m.
Packet Pickup: During the Expo on Friday evening, or race day from 6:30 - 7:15am at the hotel. We encourage everyone to pickup on Friday night. If someone else is picking up your packet, please have them bring your race confirmation printout, print their name on it, and they will need to show an ID. Registration is available at the packet pickup, (does not include a race shirt).
Starting Line: Corner of Washington and 6th Street by the Old State Capitol plaza. There will be porta-potties nearby. There is plenty of parking garages, lots and on-street parking (meters are free on weekends) near the starting line. Please pay attention to no parking/towing notices in parking lots.
Starting Time: The race starts at 7:30 a.m. after the national anthem and an inspirational speech from Abraham Lincoln.
Road Closures: participants and spectators should be aware that Washington between 5th and 6th will be closed starting at 4pm Friday, and 6th Street (one way north-bound) will be closed to traffic between Cook and Madison at approximately 6:30 am on Saturday to allow for start line set up.
Pace Groups: Pacers are typically provided on 10-minute finish intervals starting at 1:30 (subject to adjustments and available pacers). Details on available pace groups will be available at the Expo.
Hydration Stops: Water stops are during mile 1 (downtown), mile 3 (in Washington Park), mile 6 (#3 leaving Washington Park), mile 7 (#4 here comes a big hill), mile 9 (#5 after the cemetery) and mile 11 (#6 after Lincoln Park). Gatorade is available at stops #2, #4, #5 and #6.
Nutrition Stops: Gu is available at the water stop #4 near mile 7.
Porta-Potties: Porta-potties are available at the start/finish. On the course, there will be in porta-potties during mile 1 just after the Lincoln Home area, around mile 6 in Washington Park, near the water/Gu stop at mile 7.5, and after entering Lincoln Park during mile 10.
Post-Race: Food and beverages are available on the lawn of the Old State Capitol and a local band will provide entertainment. Free beer is available to participants 21 and older (bring your ID!) while it lasts. You will also be able to get your picture taken with Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln (impersonators Michael Krebs and Debra Miller), and Civil War interpreters. Following the awards ceremony, the post-race party moves to the Obed & Isaacs' beer garden at 500 South 6th Street.
Awards: The award ceremony will start at approximately 10:30 a.m. (during the intermission for the band) on the north lawn of the Old State Capitol. Awards are provided for Overall (1st only) for male and female, Masters (1st only) for male and female, and age groups (1st-3rd) for male and female starting with 14 and under, 15-19, etc. up to 80 and over. NOTE: You must pick up your award at the Old State Capitol race morning. We will NOT mail awards to participants from out of town. If you need to leave before the awards ceremony, please go to the awards table and we will try to give you your award once we can confirm your finishing time. For local runners, awards not claimed race morning will be available for pick up at the Springfield Running Center after April 8.
Download the course map below.