The Mercy Marathon Relay
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: Cherokee Street, Bass Pro North Entrance
Click here to view all 2012 final results.
The Mercy Marathon Relay continues to appeal to families, friends, co-workers and organizations looking to build relationships and teamwork. Marathon Relay divisions include: Men's Business, Women's Business, Coed Business, Family & Friends Men, Family & Friends Women, Family & Friends Coed, Organization Challenge (social clubs, schools, not-for-profit groups), and the Battle of the Badges (law enforcement, medical personnel, fire fighters).
The Mercy Marathon Relay is a great way to build team work within a staff and it also for building memories with family and friends.
Relay teams are comprised of five members, running or walking a distance from 3.10 miles to 7.5 miles in order to complete a full 26.2 marathon. The first and third team members will run 10Ks while the second and fourth members complete a 5K each. The final team member will run a 12K.
BUSINESS RELAY - All runners must work for the business and have been employed for a minimum of 2 months. Businesses can enter as many teams as they would like.
Business - Men
Business - Women
Business - Coed
FAMILY & FRIENDS - Must have 5 team members all age 12 or older.
Family & Friends - Men
Family & Friends - Women
Family & Friends - Coed
BATTLE OF THE BADGES - This category is open to police officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel. There will be an overall winner but no division winners.
ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE - This category is open to college student teams, social organizations, not-for-profits, local clubs. There will be an overall winner but no division winners.
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 1st and Saturday, November 2nd 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 17
|October 18- October 30
|October 31 - November 2
*No online registrations will be accepted after October 29. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Paper registration forms are available here. Registration refunds are not available.
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 Relay medals.
Winning Business Overall Team: The overall winning team members will earn the right to host the Bass Pro OFF Traveling Trophy in their office for the next year.
Winning Family & Friends Overall Team: Winning overall team members will receive a Bass Pro Shops Marathon Relay Overall Family and Friends plaque.
Winning Battle of the Badges Overall Team: The overall winning team members will earn the right to host the Bass Pro OFF-Battle of the Badges Traveling Trophy in their office for the next year.
Winning Organization Challenge Overall Team: The overall winning team members will earn the right to host the Bass Pro OFF-Organization Challenge Traveling Trophy in their office for the next year.
Packet Pickup Information
Packet Pickup and late registration will take place:
- Friday, November 1 from 10 AM to 7 PM
- Saturday, November 2 from 10 AM to 7 PM
There will be no race day packet pick-up or registration for those running the marathon, half or marathon relay.
Each member of the relay team will have her/his own chip. The chips will all be programmed to coincide with your team relay number. Each member must have the chip attached to her/his shoe correctly. We will be timing splits so each member will be able to see her/his time in conjunction with the whole team time.
Aid stations will be located approximately every two miles on the full and half courses. Porta Potties will be located near the aid stations. Powerade and water will be available at aid. Jelly Belly Sport Beans will be available at miles 10, 18.5 and 22 for full marathon runners. Half marathoners will get Jelly Bellys at miles 2.5, 4.5 and 8.75. 5K runners will have one aid station available approximately half-way through the course. Water and Powerade will be served.
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.
This is a 5-person relay event. The first team participant will run approximately 6 miles, the second 3 miles, the third 6 miles , the fourth 3 miles and the final member 7.6 miles. Course Monitors will announce the runners with their numbers as they approach the station. At that time, the next teammate should be prepared to make a high-five exchange. The curb lane must be FREE for runners only.
Runners will need to provide their own transportation to their relay station. Click here to view relay exchange points and areas to park at each relay station. When you are finished with your leg of the relay, it is recommended that you take your team member's car back to the Bass Pro Shop on Campbell to wait for the rest of your team members.
Medical & Emergency Support services
Our OFF 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.