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Lewis Memorial Acres Full Moon Trail Event

in United States at Lewis Memorial Acres

Online registration for this event is closed. On-site registration is available on the day of the event.

  • 2.0+ Mile Run
    (Sunset is 7:05P) Rain or Shine

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 4.0+ Mile Bike
    (Sunset is 7:05P) Rain or Shine

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 2.0+ Mile Fun Run AND 4.0+ Mile Bike
    (Sunset is 7:05P) Rain or Shine

    Online registration is closed for this category.


The event is limited to the first 100 registered runners and the first 50 registered cyclists. Race day registration may be available if participant limit is not yet met.
Check-in and packet pick-up starts at 6:30P at the pavilion of Lewis Memorial Acres. Check-in is mandatory.

The event is FREE but a donation of $15 is suggested for run or the ride; and $25 for both. The first 50 registered participants will get a 10x19 inch nylon event tote bag. The totes must be picked up at registration on the evening of the event.

Donations to Lewis Memorial Acres can be made on-line, accepted at registration or can be mailed to:

Lewis Memorial Acres
PO Box 9541
Springfield, IL 62791-9541

Lewis Memorial Acres Association is a non-profit organization as defined by the IRS and donations are tax-deductible.

Event Details

This is an off-road 'fun' event - run and/or bike in the dark.
The bike segment will begin after the run segment completes - so participants can participate in both if they choose. Participants will experience single-track dirt trails consisting of roots, rocks, sticks, bridges, benches and maybe even mud within Lewis Memorial Acres (LMA) park.

Lewis Memorial Acres (LMA) was a generous gift donated by Irene Lewis in 1984. In her will, she wished to provide the land to create a Christian park for the community. The forty acres represent a beautiful prairie and wooded setting for recreation, relaxation, and reflection. The park is governed by a non-profit board that meets regularly to oversee the growth and development of the park.

This event is to promote LMA while offering the community a unique and fun event with a night trail run and bike ride in this hidden gem on Springfield's west central side.

Things To Know

  • The run and bike segments are separate events and will happen back-to-back.
  • You MUST check-in before the race.
  • You MUST carry at least one flashlight and/or headlamp.
  • Paint and/or ribbon will be used to mark trail turns.
  • Reflective gear is recommended.
  • A few course marshals will assist in questionable course intersections.
  • Additional parking is available at the adjacent Koke Mill Christian Church.
  • There is a port-a-potty in the park and additional restrooms available in lobby of Koke Mill Christian Church.
  • This is a Fun Run. It will NOT be officially timed. There are NO t-shirts or awards.
  • PIZZA provided by Antonio's Pizza.
  • MUSIC provided by Tad Derek O'Brien.
  • Portable music devices and strollers are not allowed for safety purposes.
  • Water will be available at start/finish but NOT on the course.
  • LMA Board or event planning committee reserves the right to cancel the event due to safety considerations.
  • Event updates may be available at www.facebook.com/LewisMemorialAcres.

Trail Etiquette

  • If you want to pass a participant, please clearly announce - 'PASSING.'
  • Slower participants yield/move over for faster runners.
  • Please do not litter the trails and park.
  • Be careful.
  • Have fun!


For event related questions please click on the "Contact the Organizers" button on the left-hand side of this page.

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