5th Annual Abe’s Trail Trek Updates


Plans are finalizing for the November 11th Abe’s Trail Trek 5k, 10k and Half Marathon.

Courses are being revised due to on going state budget issues but that will not deter nor decrease the awesome factor of this central Illinois event.

We learned much from the nation’s largest Trail Run Race Director Conference from ATRA and will be using that knowledge to make the runs epic and Abe proud for the 5th annual trail runs/walks.

Shirt designs have been updated, handmade ceramic  awards from the New Salem Lincoln League are on hand, custom camp mugs are on hand for the 5k runners and the handmade stone plaques from Chapman Stone are ready for their spot on your very strong wall or desk.

Rich and crew from Gillmore’s Family Cafe in Petersburg are working on the chilli and vegetable soup and Prairie Farms will be providing the ultimate recovery drink, chocolate milk.

Based on current trends this will be our biggest year yet and registration is still open at www.trismrtr.com but if you want a custom, long sleeve shirt you must register by 11:59pm on Sunday Nov. 5th.

So far we have runners from all over Illinois, and from Missouri, Iowa, California, Georgia, Louisiana and Ohio and Trail Runner Magazine expressed interest in our event and perhaps an article in the magazine.

Come be part of the Lincoln history and the ever growing stress reduction, sanity break of Forest Immersion.  This trend in getting into nature proves what we have known for years, Trail

Running calms the mind and strengthens the mind and body.

Trek On.