The Morning Routine Talks Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon [AUDIO]


One of the first duos I met after I moved to Springfield, were the directors of the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon, Randi and Brookelyn.  This is when I was at WQLZ in the mornings. They came in to talk about last years race and had so much energy in the morning, I knew the marathon was lucky to have them. They do such a spectacular job of putting it together.

You can still register to run. If that interests you, click HERE.  If you are not a runner, they are still in need of some volunteers. If that is something you can swing, click HERE.

Listen to our conversation below!

See below for important race information:

LPHM Race Information
Expo: 4pm – 8pm on Friday at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 East Adams Street (2 blocks from start/finish). We will have some awesome vendors and sponsors this year that will be on hand with giveaways & information. Parking available in the hotel ramp or on-street parking meters are free after 5:00 p.m.

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be held at the Expo at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 East Adams Street (2 blocks from start/finish). Packet pickup takes place from 4-8pm on Friday 4/1 AND from 6:30am-7:15am on race morning. We strongly recommend getting packets the night before the race. Plus, you will get to see all the exciting new vendors and maybe even snag some free stuff!

Starting Line:  Corner of Washington and 6th Street by the Old State Capitol plaza.  There will be porta-potties nearby.  There is plenty of parking garages, lots and on-street parking (meters are free on weekends) near the starting line. Please pay attention to no parking/towing notices in parking lots.

Starting Time:  7:30 am

Road Closures: participants and spectators should be aware that Washington between 5th and 6th will be closed starting at 4pm Friday, and 6th Street (one way north-bound) will be closed to traffic between Cook and Madison at approximately 6:30 am on Saturday to allow for start line set up.

Pace Groups:  Pacers are typically provided on 5-10 minute finish intervals starting at 1:30 (subject to adjustments and available pacers).

Hydration Stops:  Water stops are during mile 1 (downtown), mile 3 (in Washington Park), mile 6 (#3 leaving Washington Park), mile 7 (#4 here comes a big hill), mile 9 (#5 after the cemetery) and mile 11 (#6 after Lincoln Park).  Gatorade is available at stops #2, #4, #5 and #6.

Nutrition Stops:  Gu is available at the water stop #3 near mile 6.

Porta-Potties:  Porta-potties are available at the start/finish.  On the course, there will be porta-potties during mile 1 just after the Lincoln Home area, around mile 6 in Washington Park, near the water stop at mile 7.5, and after entering Lincoln Park during mile 10.

Post-Race:  NEW THIS YEAR! We are bringing you the biggest and best post race party yet! We have teamed up with the Adams Family block to provide some great post race fun. For those that aren’t from around here, it’s Adams St between 4th & 5th street. Featured businesses are Buzz Bomb Brewing, Cafe Moxo, and Kidzeum. Other businesses on the block will be involved as well. Buzz Bomb Brewing is providing one free beer for each race participant over 21 years of age w/ a beer ticket. Both Buzz Bomb and Cafe Moxo will be at the race Expo providing samples the night before the race. We encourage participants to come and stay the weekend and see what all downtown Springfield has to offer!

Awards:  The award ceremony will start at approximately 10:30 a.m. on the Adams Family block just outside of Buzz Bomb Brewing. Awards are provided for Overall (1st only) for male and female, Masters (1st only) for male and female, and age groups (1st-3rd) for male and female starting with 14 and under, 15-19, etc. up to 75 and over.  NOTE: You must pick up your award on race morning. We will NOT mail awards to participants from out of town. If you need to leave before the awards ceremony, please go to the awards table and we will try to give you your award once we can confirm your finishing time.

See you on the sidelines!

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