Registration Opens February 7!

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

Event Documents:

The Mercy Sunshine Marathon-Relay continues to appeal to families, friends, co-workers and organizations looking to build relationships and teamwork. The Mercy Sunshine Marathon-Relay categories include: Men's Business, Women's Business, Coed Business, Family & Friends Men, Family & Friends Women, Family & Friends Coed, Organizational Challenge (social clubs, schools, not-for-profit groups), and the Battle of the Badges (law enforcement, medical personnel, fire fighters).

Relay teams are comprised of five members, running or walking a distance of either 3.10 miles, 6.2 miles or 7.5 miles in order to complete a full 26.2 marathon. The first and third team members will complete 10Ks, the second and fourth members each complete 5Ks and the final team member will complete a 12K, (10K, 5K, 10K, 5K, 12K)

BUSINESS CATEGORY - All runners must work for the business and have been employed there for a minimum of 2 months. Businesses can enter as many teams as they would like.
3 Divisions:

  • Business - Men
  • Business - Women
  • Business - Coed

FAMILY & FRIENDS CATEGORY - Must have 5 team members that are all age 12 or older.
3 Divisions:

  • Family & Friends - Men
  • Family & Friends - Women
  • Family & Friends - Coed

BATTLE OF THE BADGES CATEGORY - This category is open to police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical personnel. There will be an overall winner but no division winners.

Entry Fees - Bass Pro Shops has a No Refund policy

 Date Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
February 7 - 8  $170  -
February 9 - March 31  $180  $190
April 1 - May 31  $190  $200
August 1 - September 30  $200  $210
October 1 - October 31  $210  $220
November 2 - 3 Online Registration Closed  $220
  • No online registrations will be accepted after 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 31.
  • Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series has a NO REFUND policy. Refunds will not be given for any reason.  

Packet Pick-Up and Marathon Weekend Exposition

Friday, November 2: 1 PM - 7 PM

Saturday, November 3:  10 AM - 7 PM

Packet Pick-Up will be held at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807.

No Packet Pick-Up is available on race day for Mercy Sunshine Marathon-Relay teams.

This area will also house our 2018 Marathon Weekend Expo where there will be over 50 vendors with us, 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 are among past vendors. For a full list of 2018 vendors, visit our Expo Vendor Page.


Each member of the relay team will have his/her own chip. The chips will all be programmed to coincide with your team relay number and each member must wear their bib, with the chip attached, for accurate timing. We will be timing splits so each member will be able to see his/her time in conjunction with the whole team time.

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. Powerade and water will be available at all aid stations.

Gear 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.

Exchange Points

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 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.



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