Moonlight Miles at Oak Ridge Cemetery

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Moonlight Miles at Oak Ridge Cemetery
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Looking for something different?How about running through an historic, 160 year old cemetery at night on a fully supported, closed road course that you can run solo or with your friends and family?
Half Marathon, 6.6 Mile/Quarter Marathon and 5K
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Sat, Sep 14, 2019
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Springfield, United States
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Where and when
Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Ave, Springfield, IL 62702, USA
Start times
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019
Half Marathon:
6:30 PM |
6.6 Mile/Quarter Marathon:
6:45 PM |
7:00 PM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Moonlight Miles at Oak Ridge Cemetery
6.6 Mile/Quarter Marathon
Half Marathon
Route information
Runners embark on their adventure from the Lincoln Park Shelter #7 and enter the cemetery through the recently restored Original Entrance on 3rd Street where 150 years ago President Lincoln’s body passed en route to his final resting place in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Participants then navigate the course while passing through the beautiful yet haunting statuary and among the astounding history of the nation’s second most visited cemetery. Racers must wind their way back to the finish area using the moon, a headlamp, route reflectors/arrows and course volunteers.
What's included
Details include a scenic yet challenging course, on course support, glow necklaces, custom race shirt, unique awards applicable to the venue, Finisher Medals, pizza and water/soda for all runners and of course, the moonlight and venue.
Overall Awards will be given to the top 3 male and 3 female individuals in the Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon.
A finisher medal will be provided to all those participating in the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon (6.55 mile) and 5k.
How to get there
Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Ave, Springfield, IL 62702, USA
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