The 8th Annual Springfield Marathon

Event Date

Sun, Oct 11, 2020


New Berlin, IL

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We have no plans for deferrals due to COVID19.  At this time the state is allowing outdoor events with social distancing.  We will be well into Phase 4 and perhaps total Recovery phase by race day.  My experience with local authorities is they aren't concerned with outdoor events.  Just this week (June 21st)  they allowed the biggest Triathlon in the area to proceed with their July event.   I produced a trail run on June 13th with 110 runners.  No problems were encountered and runners were put into corrals of 10 each and then separated by 15 seconds each on their starts.   We'll figure out a way to manage the Springfield Marathon events as well.  We are out on the county roads on a Sunday morning with little or no people around.  It will be up to runners to practice the level of caution they need to feel safe. 
Due to the upfront costs associated with producing events, refunds and deferrals aren't financially feasible.  If you are concerned about cancellation due to COVID19 it would be best to avoid this event.

Marathon Weekend Schedule: 

Saturday 10/10/2020 - Preferred Packet pick-up:  11 a.m. to 4:00 PM  at Springfield Running Center (2943 W White Oaks Dr. Ste 1, Springfield, IL 62704)

Sunday 10/11/2020 - Limited Race Day packet pick-up:  6:30 AM, Danenberger Family Vineyard.  Race Day registration is allowed but there is a premium price that you will pay.  Best rates are online before race day.

The race events start at 7:30 AM on 10/11 at Danenberger Family Vineyard.

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