Registration Opens February 7!

Date: Sunday, November 4
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Starting Line: Bass Pro Shops Store, 1935 S. Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807 (Grand Entrance)
Finish Line: White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807

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. This event is also a Boston qualifer.

Participants will run on a couple of beautiful trails in addition to running through some historic and picturesque residential neighborhoods of Springfield. Participants will also run by the historic Route 66 as they move through the downtown area of Springfield and past Missouri State University.

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.

Event Documents:

Entry Fees - Bass Pro Shops has a No Refund policy

 Dates Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
February 7 - 8   First 100 Registrants $55, Second 100 Registrants $60  -
February 9 - March 31  $70  $80
April 1 - May 31; June 1 - July 31  $75; $80  $85
August 1 - September 30  $90  $100
October 1 - October 31  $100  $110
November 2 - 3 Online Registration Closed  $110
  • No online registrations will be accepted after 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 31.
  • Marathon participants must be 18 & older.
  • Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series has a NO REFUND policy. Refunds will not be given for any reason.


Each participant will receive a New Balance long-sleeve race shirt. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your request, but sizes cannot be guaranteed. Those who register early will have the greatest success in getting the size they request and late registrants are not guaranteed a shirt. NO EXCHANGES of shirts will be allowed.

All finishers will receive 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:

First Place $1000
Second Place $500
Third Place $250
First Masters $250

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

  • Runners under the age of 16 years old are not eligilble for awards. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • If you are a High School Athlete between the ages of 16-18 years old, you may not be eligible for cash prizes.

Packet Pick-Up Information

  • Friday, November 2; 1 PM - 7 PM
  • Saturday, November 3; 10 AM - 5 PM

The Packet Pick-Up location is at the White River Conference Center,  600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807.

The area will also house our 2018 Marathon Weekend Expo! There will be approximately 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 and Hy-Vee have been past vendors with us. For a full list of 2018 vendors, visit the Expo Vendor Page.

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.

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 Fitness Series 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.

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 Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series staff and volunteers 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.  


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