MARATHON WEEKEND

THE NEWS-LEADER 5K

 


THE 2015 NEWS-LEADER 5K

Date: Sunday, November 1
Start Time: 7:15 AM
Starting Line:  Bass Pro Shops Store; 1935 South Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807 (Grand Entrance)
Finish Line:  White River Conference Center; 600 W. Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO 65807

The News-Leader 5K (3.1 miles) is great for both runners and walkers who want to have some fun while achieving their fitness goals. This is a great race to do with family members and friends!

It shares the routes of the Bass Pro Conservation Marathon and the Cohick Half Marathon. Participants in the News-Leader 5K will complete their races before most of the half and full marathoners enter this part of the course.  The route is mostly flat and takes runners through Springfield on gorgeous paths which are known for displaying beautiful Autumn foliage of the Ozarks during the Fall.

Event Documents:

Entry Fees

  Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
     
     
     
     
  • No online registrations will be accepted after midnight on TBA.
  • NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
  • We do not offer registration refunds.
  • Please see Faq's Page and the downloadable forms for the policies pertaining to race changes and transfers.

 

Awards

Each participant will receive a New Balance long-sleeve race shirt. 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 can not be guaranteed and late registrants are not guaranteed a race shirt.  NO EXCHANGES of shirts will be allowed.

Cash prizes are 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 $300
Second Place $150
Third Place $75
First Masters $75

Pleae note that if you are a high school or college student and play sports, you will not be eligible to win the cash prizes. 

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.

Packet Pic-Up Information and Marathon Weekend Exposition

  • Friday, October 30; 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday, October 31; 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday, November 1; 6 AM - 6:45 AM

All News-Leader 5K participants must pick up their packets before 6:45 AM on race day.

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.  New Balance, Sof Sole Fit, Bondi Band, and Hy-Vee are among past vendors at our Marathon Weekend Expo.  For a full list of 2014 vendors, go to our Expo Vendor Page.

Aid Stations

There will be one aid station at approximately 2.5K. Water, Powerade and other amenities will be available.

2015 Outdoor Fitness Festival Training Runs

Location: Bass Pro Shops Store; 1935 South Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807 (Grand Entrance Parking Lot)

Date: TBA   Time: TBA

Date: TBA   Time: TBA

 

 

Official Sponsors

CoxHealth
The North Face
Missouri Beef Industry Council
Hy-Vee
Qdoba
SW Audio Visual
Einstein Bros Bagels
Professional Massage Training Center
Coca Cola, Ozarks Bottling Company
Columbia
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

Community Sponsors

Ollis and Company
Big Fish
First Impressions Printing
Hiland Dairy
Buzbee Dental

Media Sponsors

Springfield News-Leader
100.5 The Wolf
KY3
Springfield Business Journal