The Marathon Weekend Expo driven by Toyota will serve as packet pickup for participants in Marathon Weekend events as well as Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs. The expo is free and open to the public, hosting local and national vendors who support our mission to keep communities active in The Great Outdoors!
The Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series Marathon is Springfield, Missouri's premier race weekend featuring four exciting races and three challenge events forecasted to draw more than 4000 participants, 10,000 expo visitors, 500 volunteers and 5,000 spectators. The Bass Pro Shops Conservation Marathon Weekend represents between 40 and 50 states yearly. While our participants are 80% local, we draw heavily from the region and across the United States.
Our 2024 Marathon Weekend Expo, driven by Toyota, will be held on November 1-2 featuring approximately 50 vendors who share a passion for health and fitness, preserving and growing our local trail systems and keeping communities active. The expo will serve as packet pickup for participants registered for Marathon Weekend events as well as our Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs. Booth space at the expo will provide you with the opportunity to promote your organization/brand as well as exposure to a wide variety of athletes and outdoor enthusiasts.
Our marathon weekend participants are runners with a passion for the sport and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Our largest demographic is between the ages of 25-49. Our youngest participant is usually six years old while our most seasoned runners are in their early nineties. While our marathon continues to have more male participants, females have outnumbered males 2:1 across the marathon weekend events. When surveyed, 80% of our runners are college educated, have incomes over $75,000 and state they run for health, wellbeing and fun. Bass Pro Shops Marathon was voted Best Marathon by Race Raves in 2022.