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Women's Distance Festival

Sat July 13, 2024 Springfield, IL 62704 US Directions


2 Mile

$35 $25 8:00AM CDT Price increases after May 28, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

2 Mile Virtual

$35 $25 8:00AM CDT Price increases after May 28, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Kids Fun Run (Untimed)

$5 9:00AM CDT Registration closes on July 11, 2024 at 12:00pm CDT and re-opens on July 11, 2024 at 12:01pm CDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


1501 S Grand Ave W
Springfield, IL US 62704


Ladies!  Bring your mother, daughter, sister, other family member, colleague or friend and run or walk this beautiful two mile course through Washington Park. This race is for women and girls of all ages, whether you are a competitive runner or just plan to stroll through the park. 

Strollers are welcome.  Due to insurance liability restrictions, please note pets are NOT permitted in the live race.  

Carrie Ward & Melissa Wiseman are back for a 5th year as your Women's Distance Festival race directors- we can't wait to see you out there!


1. Registration closes at noon on Thursday, July 11, 2024.
   If not already sold out, late registration will be available online at $35 until July 12, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.  There will be no paper registration at packet pickup or on race day.  
Race shirt guarantee deadline for all participants is June 21, 2024; additional swag is available to the first 300 at packet pickup while supplies last.
3. All participants will start at 8AM!  
4. Please note: There are no refunds.  If the live race cannot be held as planned, all registrants will be converted to the Virtual Race option.


There will be bottled water, bananas, and snacks in the finisher area.  


Participants who opted in during the registration process will receive a text message with their time shortly after crossing the finish line.  
Results will also stream live throughout the morning and be available at:
Award categories are Overall, Masters, 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.  
Award winners will be announced in an awards ceremony immediately following the race.  Results will be posted on the Springfield Road Runners Club Facebook page after all participants have finished. 


Curbside packet pickup will be held on Friday, July 12, 2024 at 3:00-6:00 pm at the Springfield Running Center, 2943 W. White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL.  Look for the SRRC signs & drive right up to pick up your packet; no need to exit your car.  Feel free to arrive anytime during the pickup time, but please be patient if it is busy and you must wait a few minutes for your items.

If you registered by the June 19 t-shirt deadline, we will have a shirt for you!  If you registered after June 19 but were still able to choose a shirt during online registration, we should have a shirt for you!  Please note you will receive the size you selected during registration.  If you registered after our shirt supply was exhausted, unfortunately, you will not receive a shirt.  We can only guarantee shirts for those registered by the June 19 deadline.  Any additional race swag/giveaways will be distributed with race packets on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.      

Please do your best to attend the Friday evening packet pickup.  You are welcome to have someone else pick up your packet for you if cannot make it.    


Limited race day packet pickup will be available on race day morning in Washington Park (pavilion) at 7:00-7:45 a.m.

Packets for the live race that are not picked before the race starts will be forfeited.  There is no packet shipping option for those participating in the live race.       

- Run or walk your two miles wherever you choose! 
- Beginning on race day you will be able to submit your time on this page (click on this year's results):
- By your name, click EDIT TIME.  
- You can submit results for one week after the race date. Virtual participants will appear in the race results but are not eligible for age group awards.
Race packets for virtual participants will be available for free curbside pickup on July 12.  However, there is also a shipping option available for a $10 fee for virtual participants. You may purchase this option during registration if you want your packet shipped by mail.  Packets will be shipped AFTER the race. There is no shipping option for those participating in the live race.   



The Kids' Fun Run will be held immediately following the live 2-mile race and will start at the top of the hill near the finish line.  This is an untimed event for children age 12 and under.  All participants in the kids' fun run will receive a medal and treat bag at the finish line. 


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