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Abe's Amble 10K 2014 Route

Distance: 6.20 miles / 9.98 km
Location: Start: IL State Fair Grandstand
IL State Fair - Springfield, IL, US
Attributes: out & back, mixed flat & hills, roads
Description: Start at IL State Fair Grandstand, head east towards Main Street. Go right on Main Street. Go towards Main Gate. Take slight jaunt to the right by Main Gate onto Sangamon Avenue. Head west towards 5th Street. Enter Lincoln Park to the left side/cross 4 way stop signs on Sangamon/5th Street. (MILE 1 is before the 4 way stop signs). After entering park, keep right. (WATER STOP!) Proceed towards back of the park. Stay right heading towards 1st Street. Turn left on 1st Street, head down hill curving to the left. Pass Black Ave and Keys Ave on right side. (MILE 2!) Head south to Eastman Ave. (WATER STOP!) Go right on Eastman Ave. Turn right on Monument Ave. Heading into Oakridge Cemetery. Stay left when in cemetery. Go down hill/New Salem Place Avenue. Stay/turn left onto Lincoln Memorial Dr. Go west towards the Korean War Memorial area. (WATER STOP AREA!) Curve around memorial area. (MILE 3). You will now be on Honor Road (5K!) heading back out of the cemetery. Keep right on Honor Road. Turn 1st right onto Logan Drive going back UP the hill, back onto New Salem Place Ave. Exit out the cemetery back onto Monument Avenue. Turn left onto Eastman Avenue. Turn left on to N 3rd St. You are now heading north. (WATER STOP AREA!) (MILE 4 is after Keys Avenue before Black Avenue). Curve to the left and back up the hill still heading north now back on 1st St towards Lincoln Park. Enter back in park. Turn right and STAY RIGHT, heading south. Pass parking lot and take a first left on to Inner Perimeter Rd. Keep left, then heading north in the park. (MILE 5 after tennis courts). Head out of park. Go right/east back onto Sangamon Ave to Main Gate. Enter fair to left onto Main St then turn left (MILE 6!) towards Grandstand for 6.2 FINISH!
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Added by Emily Bernardes Race Director on 8/7/2014
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