Cohick Half Marathon
Date: Sunday, November 7
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 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 and marathoners will run together for the first 10.3 miles; half marathon runners will break and run the last 5K to the finish while marathoners will continue to take in some of the beauty of Springfield.
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.
The route takes runners 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 in front of both the new Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Acquarium and the John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center.
Loehr Back2Back Challenge
Remember, if you complete one Marathon Weekend event and one Dogwood Canyon Trail Run event, you will have completed the Loehr Back2Back Challenge and will 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 November 3 at 11:59PM.
March 13 - May 31
June 1 - July 31
August 1 - September 30
October 1 - November 3
Packet Pickup Onsite Registration Available
Friday, November 5; 2 PM - 6 PM
Saturday, November 6; 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 takes places during our 2021 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. Fleet Feet, Wonders of Wildlife, Bondi Band and Essential Oil of Springfield have been past vendors with us. Additionally, stop and register for some great prizes from Bass Pro Shops, our sponsors and our vendors. For a full list of vendors, visit the Health & Wellness 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.
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
This year we are only handing out Overall Awards. If you won an age group award, we will write you name on it and have it available for you to pick up in the Sportsmen's Lodge after 10:30 AM on November 7. Runners are not able to win more than one award. If you win an overall award, you will not win an age group award.
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
Due to the current circumstances we will only be providing water, Powerade and some GU products at our Aid Stations for 2021. All aid stations will be located approximately every two miles on the half and Porta-Potties will be located near the aid stations. See below what is offered at each aid station:
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.
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. 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 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.