FALL 5K SERIES
The 2022 Fall 5K Series is back and better than ever. Click the button below to register now, or scroll down for more info on this years races!
BE ACTIVE. HAVE FUN.
The Springfield Downtown Development Authority and Effingham College and Career Academy FFA is proud to bring you the Fall 5K Series again this year! We will host three races, each with different themes, costumes and prizes. All races will use the 5K route starting and ending at Ulmer Ball Park in Springfield. Each competitor will
receive one race medal, and a charm for each race completed.
Race 1 – October 8, 2022
We are still searching for a Race Host for the Kick Off 5K! Registration is open on Active.com, but there is still time to build this race theme and events around your business! Contact us today to see our sponsorhip options and how we can help promote your business!
Costume Contest: Most Fabulous Fall Outfit
Packet Pickup Friday October7th
Location: 130 S. Laurel Street
Race 2- November 12 , 2022
Our local State Farm Agent Brad Cherney invites you to come run walk or stroll the November 5K the official Brad Cherney uniform – Red Shirt & Khakis! Special prizes and give-aways for those dressed to impress in their State Farm best! Looking for something to do after the race, walk over to the Springfield Fall Festival that will be starting at 10am. Live music, vendors and great food- perfect for after race snacks and goodies!
Packet Pickup Thursday November 10th
Location: State Farm, 1451 Hwy 21
Race 3- December 10, 2022
Costume Contest: TBA – Should we dress like elfs?!?
Packet Pickup Friday December 9th
Location: Carlson & Co, 405 N. Laurel Street
Each race will start at 9:00am
Onsite Registration from 8:00am – 8:45am
Awards Ceremony at 10am
While the course remains the same, each race theme is different from year to year and each experience is unique. The race routes will begin and end at Ulmer Park in Springfield at 503 N. Oak Street. The course streets are low traffic residential roads and Ulmer Park offers parking and restroom facilities. We have a 1 mile, 1 kilometer and non repeating full 5K course that we can use for our series of races.
The 5K Series was starting in Springfield in 2016 to promote Downtown Springfield, encourage healthy habits and provide a fun and safe activity for families and residents. By having three 5K races, we can create a unique experience, recognize overall progress, and promote healthy lifestyle changes. By running a familiar course, we want to encourage everyone to better their race times and be comfortable with our course.
All profits from the 5K Series are put back into Downtown Springfield and our local community. The Downtown Development Authority uses profits from the race series to offer facade grants and downtown incentive programs. The ECCA FFA Chapter is co-hosting this year’s 5K series and will use these much needed proceeds to help fund travel and scholarship opportunities for its student members.