Thousands of runners weaved through central Springfield on Sunday for the 16th annual Bass Pro Marathon and races.
The runners kicked it off at the flagship Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and ended at the White River Conference Center.
Rolla native Kimi Reed won women’s first place in the marathon, and it was not her first time winning first in the Bass Pro event.
Sean Stewart, of Longmont, Colorado, won men’s first place in the marathon. The Bass Pro race was the second marathon Stewart has run.
The races are part of a series of not-for-profit events sponsored by the Bass Pro Shops, with a mission to “celebrate health and wellness, outdoor adventures and wildlife conservation in the beauty of the Ozarks,” according to the event website.
Photojournalist Jym Wilson captured the event in the below series.
Photos: Bass Pro Marathon Weekend
Photojournalist Jym Wilson contributed to this report.
Brittany Meiling is managing editor at the Springfield Daily Citizen. She is a career journalist, most recently working as a newsroom analyst for the Los Angeles Times and a reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Springfield-born, Meiling grew up in Republic and graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in journalism. More by Brittany Meiling