Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops

A report of around 3, 000 runners will be on the streets of Springfield this morning as part of the Bass Pro Conservation Marathon and the Maynard Cohick Half Marathon.

Both runs will kick off shortly after 7 a.m. at Bass Pro Shops.

A representative for Bass Pro says the course this year is more simple than years past.

Lt. Jennifer Charleston, with the Springfield Police Department told KY3 that this year, 35  police officers will be working the race,  blocking streets and monitoring the runners.

Charleston provided the following list of intersections for drivers to avoid Sunday morning:
Jefferson Ave./Sunshine St.: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Fremont Ave./Sunshine St.: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Glenstone Ave./Seminole St.: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Glenstone Ave./Sunset St.: 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
National Ave./Sunset St.: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

It is recommended that drivers to be prepared for extra drive time Sunday morning.

Charleston wants to remind participants need to remember the race is not a closed course, so runners still need to follow traffic laws.

The representative for Bass Pro says most runners should be off the streets by 9:30 a.m., but if not, runners and walkers will eventually be asked to move to the sidewalk.