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Abe's River Race 2016 Sangamon River - between Springfield and Petersburg
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Abe's River Race 2016 Sangamon River - between Springfield and Petersburg

Racers compete in at least nine categories on the 13 mile course while an equal number enjoy a leisurely 8 mile float. Lots of fun and smiles and sometimes a costumed Abe Lincoln brings his own boat, so dress for the occasion if you like! Families are welcome and local rental boats are available if you register ahead of time.

5/28/2016
When: 5/28/2016
Where: Gudgel Road Bridge
Petersburg, Illinois  62675
United States
Contact: Jim Reed

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Racers compete in at least nine categories on the 13 mile course while an equal number enjoy a leisurely 8 mile float. Lots of fun and smiles and sometimes a costumed Abe Lincoln brings his own boat, so dress for the occasion if you like! Families are welcome and local rental boats are available if you register ahead of time.

Following the race, there is food, wine and beer tasting from a local brewer and winery, an awards ceremony with prizes, trophies and prizes, and live entertainment into the evening. RiverBank Lodge in Petersburg serves as the host site for the festivities after the race. Don't miss this one, it's a hoot! bring everybody. Rain date is June 25, 2016

Event Websitehttp://www.lincolnheritagewatertrail.org/home.html

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