Bass Pro Conservation Marathon

Representatives from Springfield neighborhood organizations were up bright and early for the Bass Pro Marathon. They didn’t run, they were cheering.

As a way to show off its hometown’s spirit, Bass Pro committed $10,000 this year to fund a contest for neighborhood cheering sections, and partnered with the City’s Great Neighborhoods program to issue a “neighborhood challenge” to registered neighborhoods across the City.

The City and the Healthy Living Alliance offered a taste of the races with its own Mini Marathon, consisting of a 2.6 block run/walk to Park Central Square.