Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

Event Date

Sat, Apr 4, 2020


Springfield, IL

About This Activity

We regret to inform you the LPHM is officially canceled. To comply with the County and State restrictions resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic, we must cancel the race. The SRRC board and LPHM race committee are working diligently to make the best of this situation. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and email blast for more information within the next few days.

Join us on the first Saturday of April as runners from many states and countries take in Abraham Lincoln sites during this scenic half marathon. This USATF certified course will immerse you in Lincoln history unlike any other race!  

​The race starts and finishes at the Old State Capitol where Lincoln gave his famous House Divided speech.  Just across the plaza from the Capitol, within the first quarter mile of the race, is the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices.  This is the only building still standing where Lincoln practiced law during in his 25-year career.  Not even a mile into the race, runners go back in time for two blocks, passing by the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned.  During mile nine, runners enter Oak Ridge cemetery and are able to view Lincoln's final resting place.  Mile 10 takes runners through the local city park named after the 16th president.  During the final mile of the race, runners will pass by historic Union Train station directly adjacent to the Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library, which is just one block from the finish line.  

​So much history in just 13.1 miles!  Whether you are interested Lincoln history or not, we promise this race is well worth it!  

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