Pace Groups: Pacers are typically provided on 10-minute finish intervals starting at 1:30 (subject to adjustments and available pacers). Details on available pace groups will be available at the Expo.
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 #4 near mile 7.
Porta-Potties: Porta-potties are available at the start/finish. On the course, there will be in porta-potties during mile 1 just after the Lincoln Home area, around mile 6 in Washington Park, near the water/Gu stop at mile 7.5, and after entering Lincoln Park during mile 10.
Post-Race: Food and beverages are available on the lawn of the Old State Capitol and a local band will provide entertainment. Free beer is available to participants 21 and older (bring your ID!) while it lasts. You will also be able to get your picture taken with Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln (impersonators Michael Krebs and Debra Miller), and Civil War interpreters. Following the awards ceremony, the post-race party moves to the Obed & Isaacs' beer garden at 500 South 6th Street.
Awards: The award ceremony will start at approximately 10:30 a.m. (during the intermission for the band) on the north lawn of the Old State Capitol. 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 80 and over. NOTE: You must pick up your award at the Old State Capitol 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. For local runners, awards not claimed race morning will be available for pick up at the Springfield Running Center after April 8.