Illinois State Fair Parade Run

August 2021 - 5:00 p.m.

Illinois State Fairgrounds

Springfield, IL


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Important information below:

The fair may be cancelled but the race must be run and shirts are available! No shirts guaranteed after August 5, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Unfortunately, the Illinois State Fair (ISF) Parade Run is tied to the Twilight Parade which will not be taking place this year due to COVID-19 and the Governor cancelling the ISF.  Therefore, the Springfield Road Runners Club (SRRC) is offering the race as a virtual race only. 

Packet pickup will take place at the Springfield Running Center – date Wednesday, August 12, 2020, time 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

SRRC members, if you are working toward the 2020 Abe’s 50K Throwdown, sign up today to get your mileage!  Eligibility for the 50K Throwdown requires SRRC members to have been registered prior to Lincoln’s Presidential Half Marathon and have the accumulated mileage from SRRC races.

The directors of both the ISF Parade Run and Abe’s Amble* challenge runners/walkers to face this “new normal” and sign up for both races by bundling them together to receive a discount.

Any profits, after expenses, will be donated to local food pantries to offset the effects of COVID-19 in our community.

Note:  See the Abe’s Amble 10K/5K webpage for updated details concerning this race.

Virtual registrants will receive an email on August 13th with instructions for submitting their Virtual Time.  Virtual participants will have their name in the results. There will be no awards.

2020 Race Directors

Diana Nevitt, Donna Brayfield, and Julie Boots

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