May 2019 - Club News Briefs

Thank you to everyone who came out to our inaugural Sunday Funday! Based on the feedback, I'm pretty sure we are required to do this again next year! It will likely be even bigger and better! This crew had a point-to-point run in either 5K or 5 mile route down the Sangamon Valley trail to Rolling Meadows Brewery (1.1 miles from the trail). It was warm and windy, but the brews were refreshing when we arrived...not to mention the hydration station on the trail. ;)

Watch the club calendar and Facebook page for upcoming socials in the summer and fall! Mark your calendar for October 19, 2019, when the club will be taking a bus to some breweries in St. Louis.

What's going on with the club this month:

Abe's Army! --- Last week was Abe's Army 2019 kick off for the 10K participants. There is still time to join either the 5K or 10K training group after Memorial Day weekend as long as you aren't concerned about getting an Abe's Army shirt. You will still get all the other perks including training plans/leaders, a free entry into the Abe's Amble race with race shirt, catered picnic and some great new running friends! Send an email to for more details on late registration!


Fall Social - Save the Date!

This will be an all-day event on Saturday, October 19, 2019. SRRC will be doing a bus trip to some breweries in St. Louis! We realize this is the same weekend as the Springfield Marathon events, but unfortunately, we reserved the bus prior to the date change for the race. Must be 21 or older, and there will be a registration fee. More to come on this later, but mark your calendars now!


SRRC Club Races 2019 - OPEN!

*NEW* Abe's Amble 5K/10K (08.18.19) Time to register for Abe's Amble on August 18, 2019! NEW this year is the 5K option, so please share with all your friends who prefer a little shorter distance race. Abe's Army recruits DO NOT need to pay an entry fee as it was already included in your registration. You will be sent a comp code soon. The 10K race will be an RRCA regional championship in 2019!

Women's Distance Festival (07.13.19) Registration is open for the 40th Annual Women's Distance Festival! Ladies, bring your mom, daughter, sister, cousin or friend! Last year, we had one of the biggest turn outs in the long time, and we think this year will be even better! With the 40th anniversary upon us, we think there will be something special in the works. Register early to guarantee your shirt. There's a kids run, too, so bring out the kiddos!

State Fair Parade Run (08.08.19) Join the SRRC in this state fair tradition! This two mile course starts inside the Illinois State Fair, heads out the front gate along the parade route. Parade watchers line the route and cheer you on! Post-race refreshments and the awards ceremony follow the race in the Ethnic Village, and then stick around for the parade and fair preview night!