ABE’S AMBLE 10K RACE INFORMATION
Race will take place on Sunday, August 23, 2015. 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.
Online (late registration) ends on FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015 AT *NOON*. Not at 11:59 PM. Price is $35. This does not guarantee you a race shirt but will be ordered after the race. There will be paper race registration at packet pick up on Saturday, August 22 at the Springfield Running Center from Noon to 4:00PM, and on race day August 23 from 6:15 AM to 7:00AM at the IL State Fairgrounds in the Commodities Pavilion.
*If you register after the noon deadline on Friday August 21, registration price will increase to $40, and your race shirt will have to be ordered.
To register for the race go to:
Timing service will be provided by Eric Arndt with It’s Race Time at http://ItsRaceTime.com. This is the same timing service that timed the Parade Run.
Here is a map of the IL STATE FAIRGROUNDS:
Please study this map, especially if you are new to this 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 the where the pre- and post-race area is located and where you can sign up for late 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 1s; park in the larger section of Lot 1.
Here is a map of the ABE’S AMBLE 10K COURSE:
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, (just before 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 to help at packet stuffing, packet pick up and on race day. For volunteer PACKET STUFFING, PACKET PICK UP OR TO DO BOTH:
*Packet stuffing will be at the Springfield Running Center on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 5-7 PM.
*Packet pick up will also be at the Springfield Running Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 12-4. There are different shifts to sign up for—please feel free to help during any shift.
Enjoy your post race party at the Commodities Pavilion, sponsored by IL Team Beef! Along with the other post race food, they will be grilling up beef appetizers to appeal to your post-race appetite! The fun doesn’t stop there! Need a cool down run? How about some dancing instead?! DJ Mike Testa will be playing your favorite tunes to get this post race party hopping!
Special wishes to Prescott Paulin. We can’t wait for you to finally cross the finish line!
A huge thank you to our local schools that have graciously reached out to volunteer at the water stops. Thank you to Pleasant Plains XC team, Rochester JH XC and Track team, Auburn HS XC team and Lanphier HS XC team! We are grateful to have you at our race!
Another huge thank you to our local sponsors! Please make sure you visit their businesses and support them. They are generous to sponsor your Abe’s Amble 10K race! (**Denotes main sponsors.)
**Jerry George at The Real Estate Group (217-638-1360)
**Body Quest (217-787-9930)
**Green Audi (217-698-3100)
Roesch’s Gym (217-553-4665)
Physio Therapy (217-546-3301)
Midwest Dairy (815-635-3333)
Springfield Clinic Sports Medicine (217-528-7541)
Illinois Beef Association (217-787-4280)
Abe’s Amble Post race party sponsored by IL Beef
Tracy Dowell at Springfield Running Center (217-787-4400)
Springfield Road Runners Club
If you have any questions, please contact me at Abesamble10k@gmail.com.
Abe’s Amble Race Director