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: John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO
The Maynard Cohick Half-Marathon is perfect for seasoned and beginner half-marathoners. Participants in the half-marathon start at the same time as marathon and marathon-relay runners/walkers. Half-marathoners and marathoners will run together for the first 10.3 miles.
This course is excellent! Along with the beautiful autumn foliage of the Ozarks, runners can expect some rolling hills from miles two through five. However, the course is mostly flat and provides a great opportunity for those who are seeking a personal record.
The route takes runners in front of Mother's Brewing Company on Grant Avenue, just before mile five. Runners have been known to spend some time here, enjoying the specialty beverages being poured by volunteers from Mother's! Half Marathoner's will run on a small section of Route 66, through part of downtown Springfield, in Phelps Grove Park and around the back of the Bass Pro Shops store. Racers finish off of Sunshine Street, in front of both the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Acquarium and the John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center.
Cohick Half Marathon Price Increases
Below are the race registration price increases. Please note that online registration closes on November 3 at 11:59PM.
March 9 - May 31
June 1 - July 31
August 1 - September 30
October 1 - November 2
November 3 - 4 (Onsite Registration & Packet Pickup)
Friday, November 3: 2 PM - 6 PM
Saturday, November 4: 10 AM - 6 PM
Location: John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807
Packet pick up takes places during our 2023 Marathon Weekend Expo, Driven by TOYOTA! There will be approximately 50 vendors with us for the weekend, so plan to take a few minutes to walk through and get some good information. For a full list of vendors, visit the Marathon Weekend Expo page!
Each participant will receive a race shirt with the purchase of a registration. 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 until Sunday after the events are complete.
Finishers will receive a Cohick Half Marathon medal to commemorate their achievement!
Arrive early for best parking. There will be parking on the Bass Pro store property as well as all around the area. Most of the local businesses around the start and finish are not open or open after 10 AM on Sunday. Check the area on Saturday to determine where you want to park so you are ready for Sunday morning.
Map Route & Elevation Chart
Race day bag check will be available for all races. Participants must use clear bags and must allow visibility of the contents in the bag. We will also have a limited supply of clear bags if you forget yours or need one race morning. Place your warm-up clothes in your bag, attach your gear check number and drop your bag with our volunteers located at the start of the race, just outside the Tracker doors in the front of Bass Pro Shops. You will see a Toyota vehicle in this location; bags will be transported via our sponsor, Toyota. Gear pick up is located next to the finish line. All bags will be checked by our city bomb squad.
Join us at the Granddaddy entrance to Bass Pro Shops. We will line up in front of and to the south of the store. Find your pace time and line up behind the appropriate pacer. All participants must be onsite by 6:30 AM.
All races finish in front of the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium and the John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center on Sunshine Street, directly behind the Bass Pro store.
Water, Powerade and GU products will be at our aid stations for 2021. Aid stations will be located approximately every two miles and porta-potties will be located near the aid stations.
Mile 2: Kings & Portland - Water, Powerade
Mile 4: South & Grand - Water, Powerade
Mile 6: Jefferson - Water, Powerade
Mile 8: Linwood Dr. - Water, Powerade, GU
Mile 10: Jefferson - Water, Powerade
Mile 11: South Creek Greenway Trail - Water, Powerade
Mile 12: Weaver & Seminole - Water, Powerade
Mile 13: Sunshine - Water, Powerade
Our FedEx Pacing Team will help you arrive on time to your finish line! Pacing teams will be available for both the marathon and the half marathon. We work with the Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners as our pacing partner and our FedEx is our Pace Sponsor.
Medical & Emergency Support Services
Mercy Health System is the medical provider for all Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series events. Our 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. A special thank you to the team from Mercy Health Tracks for being onsite and caring for our participants.
Time Limit Rules
The marathon course route is not completely closed but many intersections are controlled by police officers and a significant portion of the route has a coned running lane. The 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 course will officially close at 1:30 PM, but we will wait for every participant to complete their race before we close the finish line. After 1:30 PM, walkers should move to the sidewalk and obey all street rules and traffic signals as they complete their event. Your safety is very important to us; a trail vehicle driven by one of our key team members, will follow our last set of participants.
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.
We encourage all walkers to follow safety standards while on the course. We are glad that you are walking with us and want your experience to be exceptional. Please make sure that you have a copy of the route on your phone and continue to follow the fish painted on your course.
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: $500
- Second Place: $250
- Third Place: $125
- First Place Masters: $125
Overall Awards will be handed out during the award ceremony. If you won an age group award, your name will be writen on the award and we will have it avialble for you to pick up in the Sportsmen's Lodge between 10:30 AM and 4 PM on race day. If you cannot pick up your award on race day, you will be able to pick it up on a scheduled day the week of November 13th at our offices. 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 eligable for awards. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are a high school athlete between the ages of 16 - 18 years old, you may not be eligable for cash prizes.