Sunday, October 8, 2023 • Springfield, IL • Course Map
Famous as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln, Morris Day and Bobby McFerrin, this home of more than 200,000 people plays host in the fall to the Springfield Clinic Springfield Marathon, which also features a half marathon, 3/4 marathon, quarter marathon and a four-person marathon relay.
The half marathon will follow a clockwise loop course that starts and finishes at Danenberger Family Vineyard in New Berlin, just southwest of downtown Springfield (where a previous version of the course took place).
From there, runners take a tour of New Berlin’s country roads on a course that is mostly fast and flat with some gentle rolling hills. In fact, there’s only one large uphill climb around mile seven, and the climb is barely fifty feet. The race offers runners an excellent chance at personal records and good times, and the full marathon, which is a double loop of the half marathon, is a Boston qualifier.
The race, which is sponsored by the Springfield Clinic, will also offer training programs — 18 weeks for the full marathon, 16 weeks for the half marathon and 10 weeks for the 10K (see the race website for more info).
Race Weather & Climate
Located in central southern Illinois, about 200 miles southwest of Chicago and roughly 95 miles northeast of St. Louis, Mo., Springfield typically sees October temperatures that average between 44°F and 67°F, while rainfall totals average just over 2.6 inches, making October the city’s fourth-driest month of the year.
On the day of the race (Oct. 8), the average low is 44°F and the average high is 67°F.
- 2022 Results
- 2021 Springfield Half Marathon Results
- 2020 Springfield Half Marathon Results
- 2019 Springfield Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Springfield Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Springfield Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Springfield Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Springfield Half Marathon Results
See the race route map for the Springfield Half Marathon.
- $60 – $75 for the half marathon
- $75 – $90 for the full marathon
- $45 – $60 for the quarter marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the Springfield Clinic Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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