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Abe's Army Training Program

in United States at State Fairgrounds

Online registration will open 4/1/2014. Abe's Army Committee

  • Individual
    To receive the membership discounted rate of $60 for Abe's Army, you must be a 2014 SRRC member.The cost of membership is $20 for adults. Please select the $80 rate if you are not a member.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Group Leader
    All leaders must be a registered member of the Springfield Road Runners Club (SRRC). To renew your membership click here: SRRC Membership Registration

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Registration for two or more family members living at the same address

    Online registration is closed for this category.

About This Program (and shirt information)

Shirt Information:
Please note: Anyone registering after May 12, 2014 will not receive an Abe's Army Training T-shirt. All leaders and participants will receive the remaining package.

Adult Female Fitted - S, M, L, XL, XXL
and Adult Men - S, M, L, XL, XXL

About The Program:
Abe's Army is a 12 week program designed to train new runners and walkers to complete Abe's Amble - Springfield's premier 10K road race, held on the final day of the Illinois State Fair, August 17, 2014. Abe's Army participants are divided into groups of 10-12 based on similar fitness levels and led by two or more leaders per group.

Abe's Army welcomes runners and walkers of all abilities. Children under the age of 16 are welcome to join; however, they must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian and will be assigned to the same group. Please consult your family physician before undertaking any new exercise routine.

Training Information

Abe's Army meets on Monday evenings at 5:45 p.m. from May 19th through August 11th, 2014. Shelter #7 (just south of Nelson Center) is reserved every Monday starting June 2nd through Aug 11. We will not meet on Memorial Day or July 4, Independence Day, 2014.

All participants will meet, on the first night, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Commodities Pavilion, directly across from the Grand Stand. Parking is available in Lot #21.

Orientation Meeting

Mandatory packet pickup and Introduction to Abe's Army will be held Monday, May 12, 2014, at the Dove Conference Center in the Prairie Heart Institute, 7th and Mason.

Leaders - orientation meeting and packet pickup @ 5:30 p.m.

Runners, Walkers, Race Walkers - meeting @ 6:30 p.m.; packet pickup immediately following the orientation meeting.

Registration Fees

$80.00 (non-SRRC member)
$60.00 (SRRC current members only)

In order to register and receive the membership discount for Abe's Army, please register as a Springfield Road Runners Club (SRRC) member at srrc.net (select from the menu "Join"). The cost of membership is $20 for adults, $30 for families (all at the same address), and $7.50 for students.

Registration fee includes:

  • Orientation Session at the Dove Conference Center
  • 12 weeks of group instruction and organized group runs and walks conducted by experienced leaders
  • Water at each organized night training
  • SmartID band
  • Moisture-wicking Abe's Army T-shirt
  • Training log
  • Curbside injury consultation provided by AthletiCare
  • Paid entry into Abe's Amble 10K race which includes t-shirt
  • Post race party and entry to the Illinois State Fair
  • SRRC membership for the remainder of 2014 for non-members
  • 20% discount at Springfield Running Center
  • A picnic following the last training run at shelter #7 (just south of Nelson Center)


For all additional information or questions, visit our website at www.srrc.net and then click on
2014 Abe's Army Information.

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