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.
Train for the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon with the HalfWits! Check out the HalfWits website for schedule and more information.
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SJ-R photo profiles 2011 http://www.sj-r.com/photo_galleries/x230251346/Faces-of-the-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 $5 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.
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