THE MERCY SUNSHINE MARATHON-RELAY 2017
Registration Opens February 8!
Date: Sunday, November 5
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
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.
- Business - Men
- Business - Women
- Business - Coed
FAMILY & FRIENDS CATEGORY - Must have 5 team members that are all age 12 or older.
- 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.
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.
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.