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How Bass Pro’s Kelley Anderson Spends Her Downtime

When she's not busy as a photography assistant at Bass Pro Shops, Kelley Anderson laces up her running shoes. In 2020, she set a goal to run the whole city of Springfield.

by Krysten Muench

May 2021

Kelley Anderson running photo
Photo courtesy Nate Stroup PhotographyKelley Anderson challenged herself to run the city of Springfield in 2020.

According to the tread on Kelley Anderson’s running shoes, there are about 933.08 miles of marked streets in Springfield south of I-44, west of Highway 65, north of Highway 60 and east of West Bypass. In 2020, Anderson, a photography assistant for Bass Pro Shops, set a goal to run the city. “I wanted to do something that incorporated Springfield [and] my running as a way to explore parts of the city I hadn’t seen,” she says. After 175 days, 229 routes, 510 culs-de-sac and 1,146 U-turns, she completed her mission. This year, Anderson hopes to run her first marathon in a Boston Marathon qualifying time.