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FAQs

Parade Run FAQs

Illinois State Fair Parade Run 2022 for In-Person and Virtual Participants

 

When does on-line registration open?

Registration is open! 

 

Refunds

There are no refunds.  If this race cannot be held as planned, all registrants will be converted to the Virtual Race option.

 

 

In-Person ONLY Race Information

 

When does on-line registration close?

On-line registration closes August 9, 2022 at 11:59 pm US/Central 

 

I registered after the shirt guarantee deadline, can I still get a shirt?

Shirt guarantee deadline is July 27th, 2022, 11:59 US/Central.  There maybe a few extra shirts, no guarantees on size or gender at packet pick-up.  If there are any shirts available, it is a first come opportunity.  Again, sorry, no guarantees.

 

Shipping Options

There are no shipping options for those participating in the live race.

 

Packet Pick-up

August 10 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Springfield Running Center, 2943 West White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL. OR You are welcome to have someone else pick up your packet for you if cannot make it.

 

Do I have to pay to get into the fair?

Admission tickets will be given at packet pick up

 

Are there medals for this race?

Sorry, no medals, BUT we will have age group awards for the in-person participants.  

 

Where does the race start?

The starting line is on Main Street right outside the Ethnic Village. The Illinois State Fair Parade Race route will follow the official Illinois State Fair Parade route.

 

Where do we park?

Parking is not provided with the entry fee and the parking costs is the participant's responsibility.  Parking is available in any of the public areas.

 

Can I walk it?

Yes, as long as you can maintain a 17 minute pace per mile. We have time restrictions due to the parade start time.

Can I run with my dog?

While we do love our furry friends, unfortunately our insurance prohibits allowing them to run with you.

Post-Race

 

Where are the post-race refreshments and awards?

Head to the Ethnic Village immediately following the race for food, drink and awards!

 

Will there be awards?

For all in-person participants, awards will be given to the top 3 male and female overall, the top 3 in each age division (5 year increments starting at 10 and under), and the overall male and female in the Master's category.

 

Virtual Race ONLY Information

 

When does on-line registration close?

To GUARANTEE a shirt, you MUST register before the deadline of July 27th, 2022 at 11:59 pm US/Central.

With a NO Shirt Option Available on-line registration will remain open until August 9, 2022 at 11:59 pm US/Central 

 

How do I get my guaranteed race shirts?

If you would prefer to have your packet shipped directly, you may purchase the shipping option during registration and the packet will shipped by mail AFTER the race.  Otherwise, you may pick-up your packet on August 10, 2022 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Springfield Running Center, 2943 West White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL OR You are welcome to have someone else pick up your packet for you if cannot make it.  

 

Do I have to run the official race course?

Run or walk your two miles wherever you choose!

 

How do I submit my virtual race time?

You can submit results from August 12-August 19. Final results will be available August 20. Virtual participants will appear in the race results but are not eligible for age group awards.  To submit your time, click here and click Edit Results by your name: https://runsignup.com/Race/ParadeRun/Page/RaceResults 

Will virtual participants be listed in the race results and receive awards?

Virtual participants will appear in the race results but are NOT eligible for age group awards.

 

Who can I direct questions to?

Feel free to email illinoisstatefairparaderun@gmail.com with questions regarding the Parade Run.