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Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon
April 6, 2024
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About The Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon
The Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon, to be held on April 6, 2024, in Springfield, IL, is an extraordinary race that combines the thrill of running with an immersive experience in Abraham Lincoln’s history. As a dedicated half marathon runner, this race is a must for anyone seeking a unique and memorable running experience.
Starting at the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln delivered his iconic House Divided speech, the course takes runners on a journey through time and Lincoln’s significant sites. Within the first quarter mile, you will pass by the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, where Lincoln practiced law. Continuing, you will have the opportunity to run past Lincoln’s only former residence, truly stepping back in time.
One of the highlights of the race occurs around mile nine when runners enter Oak Ridge cemetery, where Abraham Lincoln lays at rest. The solemnity of this moment adds a deep sense of connection and reverence to the race. Mile 10 takes you through Lincoln Park, a local city park named after the 16th president, creating a serene and scenic section of the course.
The final mile of the race is lined with history, as you pass the historic Union Train Station and the Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library, culminating just one block from the finish line. This race allows you to truly immerse yourself in Lincoln’s legacy and experience the rich history of Springfield.
Springfield, IL, itself is a charming and welcoming city, with friendly locals and a vibrant atmosphere. In April, the weather in Springfield is generally pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the high 40s to low 60s Fahrenheit. It’s the perfect climate for running, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable race experience.
Join us at the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon and be prepared for an unforgettable journey through Lincoln’s history. Whether you’re a Lincoln aficionado or simply looking for a unique race, this event promises to be an extraordinary blend of athleticism and historical significance. Come embrace the legacy of Abraham Lincoln as you conquer 13.1 miles of monumental milestones and create memories to cherish for a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this captivating adventure!