ABE’S AMBLE 10K RACE INFORMATION
Race will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2016. It will start at 7:30AM at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Grandstands. Please plan accordingly and arrive at least 30-45 minutes early to give yourself adequate time to prepare for your race.
To register for the race go to: https://secure.
There will be paper race registration for $40, at packet pick up on Saturday, August 20 at the Springfield Running Center from11 AM to 4:00PM, and on race day also for $40, August 21 from 6:15 AM to 7:00AM at the IL State Fairgrounds in the Commodities Pavilion.
Timing service will be provided by Eric Arndt with It’s Race Time. Results will be posted throughout the race but immediately online, after the race at: http://www.itsracetime.com/
Here is a map of the IL STATE FAIRGROUNDS: http://www.agr.state.il.us/
Please study this map, especially if you are new to the race or area:
*The outside of the Fairgrounds traffic flow is one way and flows counter-clockwise.
*Letters N and R is the Grandstand. This is where the race will start and finish.
*Letter B is the Commodities Pavilion. It is adjacent to the Grandstand. This is where the pre- and post-race area is located and where you can sign up for late paper registration. It is adjacent to the start/finish line.
*Gate 8 is on the west end of the Fairgrounds. The IL State Fair strongly encourages you to enter at Gate 8 and park in Lot 1. *On the map, there are two Lot 1’s. Park in the larger section of Lot 1.
***As an Abe’s Amble participant you will NOT have to pay an entrance fee or parking fee IF YOU ENTER THROUGH GATE 8.***
Here is a map of the ABE’S AMBLE 10K COURSE: http://www.usatf.org/routes/
Abe’s Amble 10K is a USATF certified route. This updated (2014) version follows the actual measured, certified course closely.
*Water stops will be at the 1.25 mile mark, (at Lincoln Park entrance) 3 mile mark at the War Memorial turn around, and at 4.25 mile mark.
It is not too late to volunteer and help at packet pick up and on race day. To volunteer at packet pick up, race day registration or as a course marshal or all: https://secure.
Enjoy your post race party at the Commodities Pavilion, sponsored by IL Team Beef! They will be grilling up free beef appetizers to fulfill your post-race appetite. DJ Mike Testa is back! He will be playing your favorite tunes to get this post race party hopping!
A huge thank you to our local schools that have graciously reached out to volunteer at the water stops. Thank you to Coach Rob Havens/Pleasant Plains HS Track team, Coach Rob Arenz/Auburn HS XC team and Coach Mike Garcia/Lanphier HS XC team, and Williamsville XC team. We are grateful to have you at our race!
Another huge thank you to our local sponsors! Please make sure you visit our local businesses and support them. They are always so generous to sponsor your Abe’s Amble 10K race! (***Denotes main sponsors.)
***Green Audi (217-698-3100)
***Body Quest (217-787-9930)
~Linda Castor RN, LCPC and Associates (217-793-0680)
~Physio Therapy (217-546-3301)
~Springfield Clinic Sports Medicine (217-528-7541)
~Illinois Beef Association (217-787-4280)
~DJ Mike Testa (217-494-8844)
~Springfield Running Center (217-787-4400)
~Springfield Road Runners Club
If you have any questions, please contact me at: Abesamble10k@gmail.com.