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Lincolnway Half Marathon

 Lincoln-Way Half Marathon

Sunday, April 22, 2018


This chip timed Half Marathon will begin and end in the beautiful historic district of downtown Frankfort. The race will start at the Breidert Green in downtown Frankfort and go on the Old Plank Trail and run westward. After 2.7 miles of running on the scenic, tree-lined Old Plank Trail, the racers will turn off into the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve. The rolling hills of the forest preserve will provide a picturesque tour for the runners as they reach the halfway and turn-around point in the race. The runners will then proceed back through the forest preserve and to the Old Plank Trail for their final journey towards the finish line and the post-race awards on the Breidert Green. Register early to make sure you get a spot!

Registration fees

Half Marathon Closed

Registration closed
    1. $70.00
      Oct 26 – Feb 22
    2. $75.00
      Feb 23 – Apr 18

Virtual Runner Closed

Registration closed
    1. $70.00
      Oct 26 – Feb 22
    2. $75.00
      Feb 23 – Apr 18

General Information

Course Time Limit: 
We require that participants be properly prepared and trained to complete the half marathon (13.1 miles) within 3.5 hours (16 min/mile pace).  Please note that after this time, participant support (e.g. aid/water stations, volunteers, course marshals, clocks, etc.) is NOT guaranteed, and you will be required to adhere to local pedestrian rules (move to curbsides, break down lanes, sidewalks, etc.).

The cutoff times are based on chip time, not gun time, in consideration of the additional time it takes the start
These cutoff times are also based on industry benchmarks; a majority of the races throughout the U.S. implement similar policies.

Race Timing
We use a disposable chip timing tag that is attached to the back of the race bib. It is lightweight and is covered by a foam strip.  It must remain attached to the race bib. Runners MUST wear their race bibs on the front of their clothing in order to be timed accurately. The bib cannot be covered, holding it in your hand or putting it in your pocket will NOT read the chip. Do not bend the chip.  Smart watches such as Garmin and smart phones can interfere with the timing chip frequency.  Please do not adjust your watch or phone as you cross the finish line and come through the chute.  Disputes for times on Smart watches and smart phones will not be taken into consideration. 

Packet Pick-Up
Packet pick up will take place Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am - Noon at Riverside Healthcare in Frankfort at 23120 South La Grange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
5:30am-6:45am. No registrations will be taken after 6:45 am.  

All finishers will receive a medal.  
Top Male and Female Overall will receive a prize. 
Top Male and Female in the following age groups will receive a prize: 18 and under, 19-25, 26-32, 33-39, 40-46, 47-53, 54-60, 61-67, 68-74, 75 and up

Preliminary live results can be found at:

FREE PARKING! Free parking is available at the parking lot on the East side of White St. at Elwood and at the lot on White St. and Kansas St. in downtown Frankfort.

Course Map




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Event Schedule

  • April 18 11:59 PM CDT - Online Registration Closes

  • April 21 9:00 AM CDT - Packet Pickup

  • April 22 5:30 AM CDT - Race Day Registration

  • April 22 7:00 AM CDT - Race Starts

Contact Information

Event Location

Frankfort, IL, United States

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