Lewis Memorial Acres Full Moon Trail Run

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Springfield, IL at Lewis Memorial Acres

  • 2.5+ Mile Off-Road Fun Run at 7:30 PM
    (Sunset is 7:21P) Rain or Shine

    » FREE! with a suggested donation of $15 or more (through 9/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    2.5+ Mile Run Registration

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Event is limited to the first 150 registered runners. Race day registration may be available if participant limit has not yet been met. Check-in and packet pick-up starts at 6:00P at the pavilion in LMA park. Check-in is mandatory.

The first 100 registered participants for the Full Moon Trail Run will receive an oval LMA Full Moon Trail Run destination sticker.

The event is FREE but a donation of $15 or more is suggested for run.

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 in the dark.

The LMA Full Moon Trail Run is a proud member of the Central Illinois Trail Series (CITS). CITS challenges runners to participate in three local trail runs over the course of the 2017 season. Be a CITS participant and get a FREE CITS t-shirt. There is no fee to join the trail series but to get the t-shirt you must register and participate in each of the three following events:

  • Run for the Rose 5K West of Wise Winery, Petersburg 4/29/2017
  • Full Moon Trail Run 2.5M Lewis Memorial Acres, Springfield 9/6/2017
  • Abe’s Trail Trek 10K New Salem State Park, Petersburg 11/11/2017

    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 in this hidden gem on Springfield's west central side.
  • Things To Know

    • 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.
    • 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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