40th Year for the Women's Distance Festival

in United States at Washington Park Picnic Shelter - 1400 Williams Boulevard

Online registration for this event is closed.

  • 2-Mile
    This is a female only category. Registration is limited to 600 participants.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Kids' Fun Run - ages 2 to 10
    Girls and boys welcome. Kids' fun run is limited to 100 participants.

    Online registration is closed for this category.


Washington Park Shelter
1400 Williams Boulevard
Springfield, IL


A shady, picturesque 2-mile course which includes one complete loop of Washington Park. It will start and end near Washington Park Picnic Shelter on the south side of the park. A water stop will be available at 1-mile. The race course is lined with cheering spectators.

Entry Fee

Now to May 28, 11:59 PM registration is $20, May 29 to July 12 is $25, and $30 on Friday, July 12 at Packet pickup and the day of the event.

To be eligible for door prizes participants MUST be registered by 11:59 PM Thursday, July 11

Event Shirts

Shirts are guaranteed to all participants registered by 11:59 PM on Friday, June 7.

Age Group Awards

10 and under

65 and above

Awards will be given to the top (3) female overall and the top (3) in each age division and the overall female in the Master's category.

Kids' Fun Run

1/8 to 1/4 mile distance
Immediately follows 2-mile race, approximately 8:45 AM

Youth XS (2-4)
Youth S (6-8)
Youth M (10-12)
Youth L (14-16)

This short race open to all boys and girls, ages 2 through age 10, and is designed to encourage running. It will follow the 2-mile race and located by the Washington Park tennis courts. Children must register online and receive written permission from a parent or guardian.

Shirts and participation awards guaranteed to all registered children.

Age groups and race lengths:
Age 2: 25 yards
3-4: 50 yards
5-6: 100 yards
7-8: 150 yards
9-10: 150 yards


Packet Pick-Up

Packet pickup for both the Women's Distance Race and Kids' fun run will be held at the Springfield Running Center, 2943 West White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL on July 12, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Also, packets may be picked up on the day of the race from 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Event Day Registration:
Registration will be available for both the 2-mile Run and the Kids' Fun Run the day of the event from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM near the picnic shelter.

Timing and Results

  • All runners must wear their timing tag to be scored.
  • [*]Results will be available at: srrc.net


The race director(s) reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or modify the race due to adverse weather or emergency conditions that make race conditions unsafe. In the event the race is canceled, there will be no refunds.


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

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