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Bass Pro Shops Marathon

Springfield, MO

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, November 5, 2017
2016: Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 50°F (10°C)
Average High: 61°F (16°C)
Average Low: 40° F (4°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.59
Course Score: 98.59

Race Size

2016: 319 Finishers
2015: 355 Finishers
2014: 538 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 10.3%
2015: 7.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Bass Pro Shops Marathon was the 200th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 185th largest in 2015.

Last year 10.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Bass Pro Shops Marathon the 199th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 264th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.59 ranks it as the 243rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Missouri.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Bass Pro Shops Marathon a PR Score of 98.59. This PR Score ranks it as the 188th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Missouri.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1375 feet (419m)
Min Elevation: 1244 feet (379m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Bass Pro Shops Marathon

4.5 Stars from 2 Reviews

review of 2015 Bass Pro Shops Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Miles 4-8 are hilly and the course flattens out after that. Pacing in the first half is key. The race is very well supported and there is great swag.

Race Tips

Hill training is a must, in preparing for this race. There are rolling and sustained hills, from miles 4-8. After that, there are a few rolling hills. The weather is anyone's guess. Race conditions have been from the low 40's to 70's and clear to rainy. Watch the weather and pack gear for any weather conditions.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

The best areas to stay in are South Central and Southeast. There are great restaurants, in those areas. The downtown area has been revitalized and has some great spots as well.

review of 2013 Bass Pro Shops Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


For a small town race this marathon is very organized. The weather the first weekend in November is generally cool (40's) and it happened to be a little windy (13 mph winds) but weather was not a negative.

The course is simple. It gets a little more "exciting" the second half but I ran by myself most of the time. There are definitely several "rolling hills." Nothing awful but a lot of elevation changes.

The water/ gatorade was very consistent and available at EVERY even number mile split for the full (and even more towards the end). They offered some sports beans but some sports gel would have been better. I brought my own and I'm glad I did.

Also- The 2013 long sleeve race shirt is hands down the BEST shirt I've ever received from a race. (And I've run A LOT of them!)

Race Tips

There are pace groups but nothing faster than a 3:30 so if you plan to run faster than that you are on your own!

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

We parked in the old kmart parking lot. It is close to packet pickup and a good place for after the race to have a better exit.

Finish Time Equivalent

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