• 1935 S. Campbell
  • Springfield, Missouri 65807



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So very sorry everyone, but the rain has made it impossible to run tonight. The fields have pools of water standing on them and it would not be safe for the kids to run the cross country course. Additionally, the paint won't stick in this kind of rain.
So, what's next?
Everyone who registered for the Paint the Run will be transferred to the Polar Bear Run which takes place on Saturday, June 17th. We are working with our registration team to make this process as easy as possible. On Tuesday of next week, each of you will receive an email allowing you to edit your registration. Once that process is complete, you will be registered for the Polar Bear Run. If you have not run that event before, it is a blast! We start outside Hammons Field, run through the ice in Jordan Valley Park, and finish in right field, just before the Cardinals game. Your registration for this event gets you general admission tickets to the game for free.
Most people have picked up their packets. You won't receive the Polar Bear Run T-shirt since you have your Paint the Run shirt. However, you will
receive the Polar Bear Run medal, a great finish line and all the fun things involved in this event. Additionally, we ask that you wear your Paint the Run Shirts as we will take your group picture and potentially, still throw some paint at you! If you did not pick up your packet and are an Elite Feet participant, we will deliver the packet to your school in the next week. If you are not with Elite Feet, we will hold your packet for you and you can pick it up at the Polar Bear Run packet pick up.
Sorry about tonight! We love this event and it is frustrating to cancel. Keep running, walking and being active! If you have any questions, please email us at fitness@basspro.com
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2017 Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series

Event Dates
April 21 Paint the Run/Walk
May TBA Training Kick-Off
June 17 Polar Bear Run/Walk
June 17 Recycle Run
July 22 Fitness Series Training Run
August 19 Fitness Series Training Run
September 16 Run the Rock
October 8 Tour De Bass Cycle Rides
October 21 Zombie Run/Walk
November 2 Wellness Conference
November 3, 4 Bass Pro Marathon Weekend Expo
November 5 Fitness Series  5K
November 5 Cohick Half-Marathon
November 5 Mercy Sunshine Marathon-Relay
November 5 Conservation Marathon 
November 11, 12 Dogwood Canyon Trail Run Weekend




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Training Programs

More information is available through our website and also through our partner websites. Continue to check our training page or your event page for more information and updates on our local training program options.  Run Springfield!

The schedule below is to the best of our current knowledge. We encourage you to reach out to the contact person provided for the running group you're interested in to confirm dates/times/locations.

Galloway Group

  • Training Program Kick-Off is in April. Jeff Galloway will be speaking at CoxHealth. Watch for more details.
  • First training run will take place on Saturday, TBA.
  • This Run/Walk/Run method has a great success rate and offers people a concrete way to achieve their running and walking goals.
  • Contact: Zoe Cofer; 417-693-0122 or zoe.cofer@yahoo.com

Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners

  • 16-Week Training Program Kick-Off is TBA.
  • Training runs are offered every Saturday.
  • Great local support on and off the course; every level of runner is welcome!
  • Contact: Lali Tucker: thelaw90@hotmail.com or Sara Ibbeston: srosemajor@yahoo.com

Dogwood Canyon Running Group

  • Adventure and fun are part of the training for this group of runners!
  • 13-Week Trail Run Training Program Kick-Off  will take place in June, Uncle Buck's, Bass Shops, 1935 South Campbell Avenue.
  • First training run will take place on TBA
  • Browse our training page to find the tentative trail run training schedule with locations.
  • Contact: John Montgomery; 417-830-8968 or hnoj99@yahoo.com

Nixa Running Group

  • Training is ongoing for this group of runners that meets in Nixa, Missouri! 
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are shorter runs, while long runs take place on Sundays.
  • There are programs for every level of runner from beginner to advanced!
  • Contact: Shannon Cochran; 417-300-2728 or shannon.cochran@gmail.com   


Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series

The Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series is a series of not-for-profit events sponsored by Bass Pro Shops and our dedicated community volunteers and sponsors. Proceeds from these events are shared by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, The Ozark Greenways and our other partner charities.





Official Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Missouri Beef Industry Council

Platinum Sponsors

Mercy Sports Medicine
The North Face

Gold Sponsors

Heart of America Beverage Company
Southwest Audio Visual

Silver Sponsors

Einsteins Bros Bagels
Incredible Pizza
Mother's Brewing Company

Gem Sponsors

Big Fish Screenprinting
CoxHealth Meyer Center
First Impressions Printing
Hiland Dairy
Silver Dollar City

Media Sponsors

Springfield News-Leader
100.5 The Wolf
Alice 95.5