Bass Pro Shops Marathon Weekend offers something for everyone. A Boston qualifier, the Bass Pro Fitness Series Conservation Marathon is an excellent race for both first-time competitors and seasoned athletes looking for an event with a great course and first class amenities. Local, regional, national and international runners and walkers will participate in the Bass Pro Conservation Marathon. Routes wind participants through many beautiful neighborhoods, several paved trails, part of historic Route 66, around Missouri State University and through downtown Springfield. The course is mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The event starts in front of the Granddaddy of all sporting goods stores, Bass Pro Shops, and ends in front of our new Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, connected to the John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center.
The Maynard Cohick Half celebrates the love of adventure and the thrill of completing goals. The route runs with the marathon for the first 10 miles, through downtown Springfield, local parks, by Mother's Brewery (cold beer is available), and on part of the Ozark Greenways Trail. Walkers and runners will enjoy this pretty course.
The Conservation Marathon Relay offers 4 or 5 person teams the opportunity to complete the marathon distance without having to do it all at one time. The route is beautiful, with just enough elevation to keep it interesting but not too difficult.
The News-Leader 5K route takes participants behind Bass Pro Shops, winding through neighborhoods and finishing in front of the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium. The route is flat and is the perfect opportunity for a PR or a stroll with family and friends.
These events off each of us an opportunity to complete a personal challenge; whether your first or 50th running/walking, we want this experience to inspire you just like your efforts inspire others.