Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Start Time: 7:00 am
Location: Springfield, Missouri Bass Pro Shops Store
Starting Line: Bass Pro Shops' Store Grand Entrance, 1935 S. Campbell Avenue
Finish Line: White River Conference Center Parking Lot, 600 W. Sunshine Street

The Pacers are coming back for 2014 Marathon Weekend!  Read more and get ready to make your goal pace!

The Maynard Cohick Half-Marathon is a gold standard race and the perfect race for seasoned and beginner half-marathoners. The half-marathon distance appeals to runners and walkers looking for a challenge to fit their current fitness level and time constraints.

Participants in the half-marathon start at the same time as marathon and marathon relay participants. Half-marathoners will break off from the marathoners at Holland Street; the routes connect again in downtown Springfield. Most half-marathoners will reach this area before the full-marathon participants reach downtown. Overall, the course is excellent and it displays the beautiful Autumn foliage of the Ozarks to our participants as they run through Springfield. There are some rolling hills from miles two through five, but the course is mostly flat after mile five.

Event Documents:

Entry Fees

 Dates Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
 February 5 - 7  $45  N/A
 February 8 - May 31  $55  $65
 June 1 - August 31  $65  $75
 September 1 - October 17  $75  $85
 October 18 - October 29  $85  $90
 October 30 - November 1  N/A  $90
  • No online registrations will be accepted after midnight on Wednesday, October 29th.
  • Half-marathon participants must be 16 & older.
  • We do not offer registration refunds.
  • You may change your registration to another event, up to a week prior of the event.*
  • Race transfers from a registrant to another individual are allowed up to two weeks prior to an event.*
  • Absolutely no race changes will be made on race day and bibs cannot be transferred to other runners on race day.

*Please find downloadable race change and transfer forms on the Marathon Weekend page.


Each participant will receive a New Balance long-sleeve tech tee. Those who register early will have the greatest success in getting the size they request. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your request, but sizes cannot be guaranteed. NO EXCHANGES of shirts will be allowed until after the race. Late registrants are not guaranteed a shirt. All finishers will receive Cohick Half Marathon medals.

Cash prizes are all given to the top three male/female finishers as well as the top masters male and female finishers. The prizes are as follows:

First Place $500
Second Place $250
Third Place $125
First Masters $125

*Winners will not be allowed to exchange awards.

Additionally, age group winners will receive plaques. Runners are not able to win more than one award. If you win an overall award, you will not win an age group award.

Packet Pickup Information

Packet Pickup and late registration will take place:

  • Friday, October 31 from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday, November 1 from 10 am to 5 pm

Packet Pickup location is at the White River Conference Center, 600 West Sunshine Street. This is the building on Sunshine street directly behind the Springfield, Missouri Bass Pro Shops.

This area will also house our Marathon Weekend Expo! There will be over 40 vendors with us for the weekend so plan to take a few minutes to walk through and get some good information. New Balance, Sof Sole Fit, Bondi Band, Hy-Vee, and more have been past vendors with us. For a full list of 2014 vendors, visit the vendor page.

There will be no race day packet pick-up or registration for those running the marathon, half-marathon or marathon relay.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be located approximately every two miles on the full and half courses. Porta Potties will be located near the aid stations. Water and Powerade will be available at the aid stations. 

Half marathoners will get Jelly Bellys at miles, 4  and 8.75.

Bag Check

Race day bag check will be available for all races. Place your warm-up clothes in your pack, attach your bag check number and make sure to keep your copy of the number. Watch for posted signs to mark bag check locations.

Medical & Emergency Support Services

Our Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Fitness Festival Medical Director is Dr. Landon Hough, Mercy Sports Medicine physician.  Dr. Hough and his team of physicians, athletic trainers and EMS services will provide medical care for our participants.

Training for the Cohick Half Marathon


Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners (OMRR) is offering a training program for the Maynard Cohick Half Marathon and the Bass Pro Conservation Marathon. It is free to all OMRR members (annual membership costs $20.00 for a family). The training will consist of a 16 week schedule with weekend group runs. Group runs will be at AM and OMRR will provide water stops and routes.

  • Date of Training Kick-Off Meeting: June 24
  • Time of Training Kick-Off Meeting: 6 pm
  • Location of Training Kick-Off Meeting: Bass Pro Shops, Springfield - Uncle Buck's Auditorium
  • Date of First Training Run: June 28
  • Time of First Training Run: 6 am
  • Location of Training Runs: TBA during training; training runs will take place at various locations around Springfield with the first run starting at Bass Pro Shops, Springfield.
  • Contact:  Emma Schuering; 314-943-0375

OMRR will provide water stops and routes with set distances to meet people’s training needs.

OMRR gives everyone a schedule to follow and a friend with whom to run those long runs!


Nixa Running Group offers training each week, year round. Their training schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesdays: 4:45 am (5 miles)
  • Wednesdays: 4:45 am (4 miles)
  • Thursdays: 4:45 am (5 miles)
  • Saturdays: 6:00 am (4 miles)
  • Sundays: 5:00 am (long runs)

Mileage is dependent on the event for which we are training.

This group meets at Aldersgate Church in Nixa, 460 West Aldersgate, across from the Wal-Mart Super Center. Get Directions

Contact: Shannon Cochran; 417-300-2728 or


Galloway Run/Walk/Run Method is sponsored by CoxHealth. The Galloway Method helps runners by providing specific, timed walk breaks in between running periods. This group starts training in May.

  • Date of Traing Kick-Off: April 15 
  • Time of Training Kick-Off: 6 pm 
  • Location of Training Kick-Off: Meyer Center
  • Contact: Zoe Cofer; 417-693-0122 or
  • Fee: Dependent on returning or new participant 

You may register for this training opportunity the night of the kick-off or you may go to and register online.  The weekend runs are well supported and participants will find many other runners and walkers with whom they may complete their training programs.


Chi Running Technique Training

Certified Senior Chi Running instructor and coach, Sue Johnson, is offering a Chi Running technique training program beginning July 12th, 8 am, at Bass Pro Shops' Uncle Buck's Auditorium, Springfield, Missouri for participants interested in completing the Cohick Half Marathon pain and injury free.

The Chi Running method is first and foremost a physical technique which focuses on teaching proper running form to beginners and seasoned athletes during training to help make running faster, easier and injury-free (train "smarter" not "harder"). Featured in a 5 year study performed by UNC-Chapel Hill, Chi Running was the only running technique proven to reduce joint impact brought on by running. (Full study:

The Chi Running technique training program will consist of:

  • Four onsite training and technique clinics
  • Weekly emails with your workout lesson plans and motivational information
  • Video lessons of the Chi Running technique for reference
  • An easy-to-use online log
  • Chi solutions to physical issues
  • FAQs
  • Custom video evaluations, progress reports, and form evalutaions
  • Chi forums to connect with other runners training for the Cohick Half Marathon
  • Optional training runs

This program is best suited for those who are currently able to complete a 5K, but is open to beginners and walk/runners.

Contact: Sue Johnson,


2014 Outdoor Fitness Festival Training Runs

Location: Springfield, Missouri - Bass Pro Shops' Store Location (Front Entrance Parking Lot)

Date: June 14th Time: 6:30 AM

Date: July 12th Time: 6:00 AM


Official Sponsors

The North Face
Missouri Beef Industry Council
SW Audio Visual
Einstein Bros Bagels
Professional Massage Training Center
Coca Cola, Ozarks Bottling Company
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

Community Sponsors

Ollis and Company
Big Fish
First Impressions Printing
Hiland Dairy
Buzbee Dental

Media Sponsors

Springfield News-Leader
100.5 The Wolf
Springfield Business Journal