The Conservation 26.2
Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013
Start Time: 7:00 am
Location: Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO
Starting Line: Bass Pro Shops Grand Entrance, Campbell Avenue
Finish Line: White River Conference Center, Bass Pro Shops
Click here to view all 2012 final results.
The Bass Pro Conservation Marathon is a great race for first-time competitors looking for an event with a great course and first class amenities. Runners and walkers from all around Missouri and the world will participate in the Bass Pro Conservation Marathon.
The scenic marathon course starts at the flagship Bass Pro Shop store in Springfield, Missouri. Participants will run on a couple beautiful trails in addition to running through some historic and picturesque residential neighborhoods. Participants will run by Route 66 as they move through the downtown area of Springfield and past Missouri State University. The race will finish on Cherokee Avenue at the North entrance to Bass Pro Shops.
People run or walk marathons for many reasons including honoring someone special in their lives, meeting personal goals, or striving for personal health and fitness. A marathon is a personal challenge like no other and whether this is your first or your 20th marathon, we want this experience to inspire you just like your efforts inspire others.
Packet Pick Up and Marathon Weekend Expo
- Friday, November 1, 10 AM to 7 PM
- Saturday, November 2, 10 AM to 7 PM
All participants may pick up their race packets on Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd from 10 AM to 7 PM at the White River Conference Center, Bass Pro Shops. If you are new to the area, this is the building on Sunshine street directly behind 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. Native Eyewear, New Balance, Sof Sole Fit, Bondi Band, Hy-Vee, and more will be in attendance. For a full list of vendors, check out our Expo page.
||Paper Registration Fees
|February 5 - 7
|February 8 - May 31
|June 1 - August 31
|September 1 - October 18
|October 19 - 31
|November 1 - 3
*No online registrations will be accepted after October 30. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Marathon participants must be 18 & older.
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. Late registrants are not guaranteed a shirt. All finishers will receive Bass Pro Conservation 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:
*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.
Time Limit Rules
The marathon course route re-opens to traffic at a rolling schedule according to a 6.5 hour marathon pace or (15 minutes per mile) beginning 15 minutes after the official race start. The marathon finish line will officially close at 1:30 PM but we will wait for every runner and walker to complete their race before we completely close down. Every runner and walker will receive finish line amenities and race volunteers and staff will be on hand to greet every finisher.
With this in mind, remember that we will leave our aid stations open on the second half of the route for our walkers. We encourage all walkers to follow safety standards while on the course. We are glad that you are walking with us and want this experience to be exceptional.
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners (OMRR) will be 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.
The training kick off will take place on Thursday, June 28th, 6:00 PM, Phelps Grove Park. The first long run will take place on the first Saturday of July. More information will be posted as we get closer to the event. OMRR gives everyone a schedule to follow and a friend with whom to run those long runs!
Contact Chris Revoir at email@example.com for more information.
- Training Kick Off Meeting: Thursday, June 28
- Date of first training run: Saturday, July 6
- Time: 7:00 am
- Location: Phelps Grove Park
- Contact: Chris Revoir, firstname.lastname@example.org
They will provide water stops and routes with set distances to meet people’s training needs.
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 dependant on the event for which we are training.
We meet @ Aldersgate Church in Nixa. The address is 460 W Aldersgate, across from the Wal-Mart SuperCenter. Get Directions
CoxHealth is sponsoring Jeff Galloway again this year! He will be talking to people about his Run/Walk/Run method of training called the Galloway Method. Jeff will be speaking at the Meyer Center on Tuesday, April 22rd at 6:00 p.m. He will be available for questions after his presentation and people will be able to sign up to use this method of training to prepare for the marathon or half marathon.
Contact Zoe Cofer at 693-0122 or email@example.com for more information.
- Date: April 23
- Time: 6:00 pm
- Location: Meyer Center
- Contact: Nancy Lillich, 269-5147, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fee: $99 through June 2, $120 thereafter; $75 for Alumni
Training runs will take place on Saturdays beginning April 28th and ending October 27th.
You may register for this training opportunity the night of the kick-off or you may go to www.active.com and register online.
While this training has already started, you may still sign up!! Just contact the Meyer Center for more information!
** If you are reading this after the training programs have started, please feel free to contact the training coordinators about starting late.