Cohick Half Marathon
Date: Sunday, November 4
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Starting Line: Bass Pro Shops Store, 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 a gold-standard race, perfect race for seasoned and beginner half-marathoners. Participants in the half-marathon start at the same time as marathon and marathon-relay. Half-marathoners will break off from the marathoners at Holland Street; the routes connect again in downtown Springfield. Most half-marathoners will reach this area before the full-marathon participants reach downtown.
Overall, the course is excellent in every way and it displays the beautiful Autumn foliage of the Ozarks. Runners can expect some rolling hills from miles two through five but the course is mostly flat and excellent for those who are seeking a personal record.
Half marathoners will run through the back of Mother's Brewing Company while 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!
The finish area is right in front of both the new Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Acquarium and the John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center.
Remeber if you complete one Marathon Weekend event and one Dogwood Canyon trail event, you will have completed the Back2Back Challange and receive a Back2Back Challenge amenity. Click here for more details.
Cohick Half Marathon Price Increases
Below are the race registration price increases. Please note that online registration closes on October 31 at 11:59PM
February 7 - 8
February 9 - March 31
April 1 - May 31
June 1 - July 31
August 1 - September 30
October 1 - October 31
November 2 - 3 Onsite Registration Available
Friday, November 2nd; 2 PM - 7 PM
Saturday, November 3rd; 10 AM - 5 PM
Packet pick-up will take place at the John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807
Packet pick-up will take place during our 2018 Marathon Weekend Expo! 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. New Balance, Sof Sole Fit, Bondi Band and Hy-Vee have been past vendors with us. Register to win great prizes provided by Bass Pro Shops and our Marathon Weekend Expo Vendors. For a full list of 2018 vendors, visit the Health & Wellness Expo Page.
Each participant will receive a long sleeve technical shirt. 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 after the events on Sunday.
Finishers will receive a Cohick Half Marathon medal to commemorate their achievement.
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
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. There will be an awards ceremony on Sunday, November 4th at approximately 10:30 AM for the overall winners of the Cohick Half Marathon.
- If you are a high school athlete between the ages of 16-18 years old, you may not be eligible for cash prizes. You must be 16 years of age or older to complete the half marathon.
Map Route & Elevation Chart
Aid stations will be located approximately every two miles on the full marathon with a couple joint aid stations with the half marathon. Porta-Potties will be located near the aid stations. See below what is offered at each aid station:
- Mile 2: Water, Powerade
- Mile 4: Water, Powerade
- Mile 5.9: Water, Powerade
- Mile 6.8: Water, Powerade, Jelly Belly Sport Beans, Peanut M&M's
- Mile 8: Water, Powerade
- Mile 8.75: Water, Powerade, Jelly Belly Sport Beans, M&M's, Pickles
- Mile 10: Water, Powerade
- Mile 10.75: Water, Powerade, Jelly Belly Sport Beans, Gummy Bears, Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
- Mile 13: Water, Powerade
Race day gear check will be available for all races. Participants must use clear bags- bags must allow visibility into the contents of the bag. Place your warm-up clothes in your pack, attach your gear check number drop it with our gear check volunteers located at the start of the race, just outside the Tracker doors on the front of the Bass Pro Shops store. You will see a Toyota vehicle in this location; bags will be transported by our sponsor, Toyota. Gear check pickup is located next to the FedEx truck at 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.
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.
Time Limit Rules
The marathon course route is not completely closed but intersections are controlled by police officers. 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. Walkers should obey all street rules and traffic signals as they complete their event. 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.