April 2, 2016

Registration now open for the 2016 Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon.  Click Here

We invite you to participate in one of the Midwest’s premier half marathons. This is the only race where you can immerse yourself in Lincoln history and enjoy a scenic run past the only home he ever owned, his law office, the Old State Capitol where he delivered his “House Divided” speech, and his final resting place in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The USATF certified course starts and ends at the historic Old State Capitol.  The Lincoln sites and Springfield’s hospitality make this a destination race for the whole family.

SJ-R Coverage April 2015

Dave Bakke Column – April 2015

SJ-R Photos 2015

SJ-R coverage February 2015


Runners World names us a top 20 half

Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon gets exposure

Dave Bakke column 2012

SJ-R coverage 2012

SJ-R photo profiles 2011

SJ-R coverage 2011

2009 Abe and runners Start in front of ALPLM 2009 Finisher's Medal

State Journal-Register coverage of the 2010 LM.

YouTube video of 2010 LM (courtesy of State Journal-Register)

Patrick Yeagle of the Illinois Times recounts his 2010 Lincoln Memorial Half Marathon.

As in past years, electronic tag timing will be used. New for this year is that each finisher will get a laser-printed receipt that shows their race time, with splits.

There will great post-race food and beverages on the lawn of the Old State Capitol, and all finishers will receive a giant penny medal and an opportunity to have their picture taken with Lincoln impersonator Michael Krebs as well as other Civil War interpreters.

After the race, join President Lincoln and other participants at the Alamo for more food and drink.

Interested in volunteering? Please click here

or email lincolnhalf@gmail.com