Lewis Park & Trails Full Moon Trail Run 2023 - Presented by LRS, Inc

in United States at 399 South Koke Mill Road

Look for on-line registration to open for this event to open in July 2023.

  • 3.0 Mile Off-Road Fun Run
    Check in/Registration: 5:30pm
    Events will take place rain or shine.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 1.0 Mile Walk
    Check in/Registration: 5:30pm
    Events will take place rain or shine.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

Full Moon Trail Run

This is the 11th year for the Lewis Park & Trails (LPT) Full Moon Trail Run. In each of the past years, the event has taken place on the evening of a Fall full moon just after sunset (or Friday closest to the full moon). This year's event falls on the full moon date of Friday, Sept. 29th!

This event is to promote LPT while offering the community a unique and fun event with a night trail run and walk in this hidden gem on Springfield's west central side. Any proceeds are used for trail and park upkeep and maintenance. This is the park's premier fundraiser. LPT is not part of the Springfield Park District, but run by a non-profit organization.

All participants MUST bring their headlamps and/or flashlights and travel through the trails under the light of the moon. Tiki torches dot the course.

Events will take place rain or shine.


Event is limited to the first 200 registrants. Registration will be available until 11:59PM on Wed, 9/27. Register on-line to be eligible per a post-event drawing for one of several giveaways. On-site registration will be available if the number of registrants has not met the 200 limit.

The first 150 registrants that are pre-registered online by Sept. 27th will receive a free headlamp for the event. This must be picked up or special pickup arrangements made before the end of the event.

The event is FREE but a donation is suggested.

Donations to Lewis Park & Trails can be made on-line while registering or mailed to:

Lewis Park & Trails
475 S. Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711

Donations can also be made on the night of the event during participant check-in.

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

Lewis Park & Trails

Lewis Park & Trails (LPT), formerly Lewis Memorial Acres, 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 oversees the maintenance and development of the park. If you are interested in assisting with LPT please contact any of the event volunteers.

Event Route

This year's running route (TBD) will be approximately 3 miles and takes advantage of many of the trails in the park. Approximately 0.75 miles will be on prairie trails while the remaining miles will be all on single-track trails in the wooded area of the park. It will be marked with orange ribbon and orange paint. The trail flows very nicely and is slightly technical with roots and ruts being the primary obstacles. There are bridges and a few logs to maneuver, as well.

The walk route will be approximately 1 mile on prairie trails and single-track trails just inside the wooded area. The walk, which will be conducive for families, will start approximately 5 minutes after the run.

Your safety is our utmost concern. A GOOD head-lamp and/or flashlight is required.

Things To Know

  • This is a Fun Run. It will NOT be timed. There are NO awards.
  • All participants MUST check-in before the start of the event.
  • For your SAFTEY, all runners/walkers MUST carry at least one GOOD flashlight and/or headlamp.
  • Paint, ribbon and/or signage will be used to mark the route and turns.
  • Reflective and lighted gear is recommended (for fun, aesthetics and safety.)
  • There will be course marshals at trail intersections to guide participants.
  • A small bottle of water will provided at check-in. No water will be available on the course.
  • There will be one port-a-potty on-site.
  • A bond fire may be going, weather-permitting, for use by participants, spectators, and volunteers.
  • Expect to run approx. 1-2 minutes slower per mile than your road pace.
  • LPT 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/LewisParkandTrails

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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