Welcome to the 3rd Annual SOHO 10k race! This is a point-to-point race held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 8:00 am beginning in Stuart Park and finishing in Centennial Park in Springfield, IL.
Packet Pickup: Friday, June 3, 2016 from 5 to 8:00 pm at the SOHO Music Festival entrance, located at the corner of 6th & Washington Street in downtown Springfield, IL. You will receive two free SOHO Fest passes with your race packet, so stick around and enjoy the Friday night music line-up! Registration is also available at packet pickup ($60, cash or check). Limited packet pickup is available on race day morning from 6:30 to 7:30 am at Centennial Park.
Race Day Registration: We encourage everyone to register early online, but we will have race day registration available from 6:30 to 7:30 am at the registration tables located at Centennial Park near the finish line. On-site registration is $60, cash only, and shirts are not guaranteed.
Parking/Transportation: Participants are encouraged to park their vehicles on race day morning at Centennial Park and then ride the provided SOHO 10k shuttle busses to the Stuart Park start line, between 7:00 and 7:30 am. Ample parking is available at and around Centennial Park. Additional parking will be available across the street at Hope Christian Church. Late runners will need to transport themselves to the start line at Stuart Park. Please note: Parking is extremely limited at Stuart Park.
Timing: Pull tag timing services will be utilized this year, which means "shotgun" start with individual finish times. Please be sure to cross the start line immediately, and wear your bib properly to ensure accuracy. We will do our best to get official times to you quickly. Official race results will also be posted on the SOHO 10K Facebook page.
Course: The course is flat, fast, and mostly straight until a loop at the end. The race will begin at Stuart Park, proceeding through the park and down the Sangamon Valley Trail (SVT), looping around the playground, and then ending in Centennial Park. In addition to signage, volunteers will be on site to help direct runners and provide water. The course closes when the last participant crosses the finish line, or no later than 10:30 am.
Drop Bags: You are welcome to bring your belongings on the shuttle bus and leave them with race volunteers at the start line in Stuart Park. Volunteers will provide bags that you will write your name on and put your belongings in. We will transport your belongings for you to the finish in Centennial Park. Please note: We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Awards: Every participant will receive a unique bottle opener finisher's medal. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers, as well as the first and second place age group finishers, male and female, in the following age categories: under <20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and >59. The awards ceremony will take place in Centennial Park at the post-race party.
Entertainment/Food: A live band, plenty of food, and drinks including beer are provided in the post-race party tent to extend that runner's high!
Post-Race After Party: The party doesn’t stop! Use your free SOHO Fest passes and join the 10k After Party at the 13th Annual Springfield SOHO Music Fest in downtown Springfield, IL beginning at noon on Saturday, June 4, 2016.
Questions: Email the Race Director at SOHO10k@gmail.com