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Women's Distance Festival

July 13, 2024 - 8am

Washington Park

Springfield, Illinois

Ladies!  Bring your mother, daughter, sister, other family member, colleague or friend and run or walk this beautiful two mile course through Washington Park. This race is for women and girls of all ages, whether you are a competitive runner or just plan to stroll through the park. 

Strollers are welcome.  Due to insurance liability restrictions, please note pets are NOT permitted in the live race.  
 


KEY IMPORTANT NOTES!

1. Registration closes at noon on July 11th,2024
.  There will be no paper registration at packet pickup or on race day.  
2. Race shirt guarantee deadline for all participants is June 21st, 2024; additional swag is available to the first 300 at curbside packet pickup while supplies last.

3. All participants will start at 8AM!  
4. Please note: There are no refunds.  If the live race cannot be held as planned, all registrants will be converted to the Virtual Race option.

 

FINISHER AREA

There will be bottled water, bananas, and snacks in the finisher area.  

RACE RESULTS & AWARDS

Participants who opted in during the registration process will receive a text message with their time shortly after crossing the finish line.  
Results will also stream live throughout the morning and be available at: http://www.ItsRaceTime.com

 

Award categories are Overall, Masters, 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-75 and 80+.  

Award winners will be announced in an awards ceremony immediately following the race.  Results will be posted on the Springfield Road Runners Club Facebook page after all participants have finished.

 

 

CURBSIDE PACKET PICKUP 

Curbside packet pickup will be held on Friday, July 12th, 2024 at 3:00-6:00 pm at the Springfield Running Center, 2943 W. White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL.  Look for the SRRC signs & drive right up to pick up your packet; no need to exit your car.  Feel free to arrive anytime during the pickup time, but please be patient if it is busy and you must wait a few minutes for your items.

If you registered by the deadline, we will have a shirt for you!  If you registered after the deadline but were still able to choose a shirt during online registration, we should have a shirt for you!  Please note you will receive the size you selected during registration.  If you registered after our shirt supply was exhausted, unfortunately, you will not receive a shirt.  We can only guarantee shirts for those registered by the deadline.  Additional race swag will be distributed with race packets on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.      

Please do your best to attend the Friday evening packet pickup.  You are welcome to have someone else pick up your packet for you if cannot make it.

 

   

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP

Limited race day packet pickup will be available on race day morning in Washington Park (pavilion) at 7:00-7:45 a.m.

Packets for the live race that are not picked before the race starts will be forfeited.  There is no packet shipping option for those participating in the live race.

 

      

NOTES FOR VIRTUAL RACE PARTICIPANTS  

Run or walk your two miles wherever you choose!  

Beginning Saturday July 8th you will be able to submit your time (the link is not available until that day.)

To submit your virtual time, go this results page and click on this years results.
https://runsignup.com/Race/WomensDistance/Page/RaceResults

By your name, click EDIT TIME.  
Virtual participants will appear in the race results but are not eligible for age group awards.

 

Race packets for virtual participants will be available for free curbside pickup.  However, there is also a shipping option available for a $10 fee for virtual participants. You may purchase this option during registration if you want your packet shipped by mail.  Packets will be shipped AFTER the race. There is no shipping option for those participating in the live race.   

KIDS' FUN RUN

The Kids' Fun Run will be held immediately following the live 2-mile race and will start at the top of the hill near the finish line.  This is an untimed event for children age 12 and under.  All participants in the kids' fun run will receive a medal and treat bag at the finish line. 

Contact:  cward1818@gmail.com

Race Directos:  Carrie Ward and Melissa Wiseman

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