RESULTS for the 2017 Event Are In!

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5th Annual Springfield Marathon presented by Springfield Clinic

NEW FOR 2017:  An opportunity to run a quarter marathon, half marathon, 3/4 marathon or a full marathon!  Our routes will be a combination of the old 10K course (extended to 6.55) and the half marathon route.  The marathon route is 2 loops of the half marathon course. No more running far out into the county roads!   If you are not ready for a full marathon you might try your skills on a 3/4 marathon course!

The Marathon, 3/4 Marathon, Half-Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 4 person Marathon Relay will be held Sunday October 15th, 2017 starting at 7:30am for all events.  The 5K will be held on Saturday 10/15 at 5pm (location to be determined) after packet pickup.

Capital Challenge: If you register for the 5K and one of the events on Sunday you will also earn a Capital Challenge Medal.  This is only available to those that take one of the “Capital Challenges”.

Capital Challenge FULL – 5K and Marathon
Capital Challenge 3/4 – 5K and the 3/4 Marathon
Capital Challenge HALF – 5K and Half-Marathon
Capital Challenge MINI – 5K and Quarter Marathon or one leg of Relay

Registration for a Capital Challenge earns you 2 t-shirts and 3 medals!

A beautiful, scenic run around the UIS Campus, Lake Springfield area and for the marathon on the country roads SE of Lake Springfield.  You’ll see the beautiful fall foliage around the lake and friendly faces of hundreds of volunteers during your run.  You’ll receive a one of kind finisher medal, high tech shirt, food and virtual goody bag full of offers from local restaurants and businesses.

Packet pick-up and Expo is Saturday, October 14th from 11 am to 4 pm in the TRAC building (REC Bldg on some maps) at The University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) Campus.

Our training blog is located at

Without volunteers helping this event just isn’t possible. If you want to have a good time supporting the runners and helping to make this a great event just sign up and we will find you a place to help.  To sign up, here’s the link. Our volunteer director will be in touch shortly.

Time to the start of the race.








2016 Results Are Posted At

5K Results

10K, Half Marathon and Marathon

Results for prior years are linked on the Results page.

  • for 2017 (Click here Register)
    Through March 31st
  • 3/4 Marathon – $60.00
  • Capital Challenge 3/4 – $100

Registration fees go up $5 on April 1st, June 1st, August 1st, September 2nd for all events except the 5K.  5K registrations go up on June 1st, August 1st and September 2nd.

Have a club officer contact us for a discount code for your running club.  Send an email to

Members of the Springfield Road Runner’s Club can obtain a $5 discount code by emailing

All codes expire on September 30th.


The Marathon will be 2 loops of the certified Half Marathon Route.   The 3/4 Marathon will be one loop of the Half Marathon Route and one loop of the certified Quarter Marathon Route.

To see the maps go to the Routes page.