Whether this is your first or your 100th run, this race is great for runners of all skill levels. The annual Bass Pro Conservation Marathon events include the full marathon and half-marathon. There are also team marathon relays and a 5K, which is a great opportunity for runners who are not as competitive or who haven’t trained for a whole marathon. First place in the marathon nets you $1,000. The race course takes you through neighborhoods, trails and downtown Springfield and even on part of Route 66. Whether you’re running to stay in shape, looking to flex your competitive muscle or got wrangled by friends, sign up for this special experience and accomplish some serious mileage.
$100 for marathon registration November 2 and 3, $110 onsite registration; 7 a.m., Bass Pro Shops, 1935 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield; finish line at John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center, 600 W. Sunshine St., Springfield. For more information and details about the day’s races, visit fitness.basspro.com.