FVMR Newsletter August 20, 2015

FVMR Frequently Asked Questions

An Ideal Marathon / Half Marathon Weekend


      Register Now!       ALL races sell out each year!

NEW for 2015 !   Earn the BIGGEST BLING in the Midwest ! 

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Run the Inaugural 

Chicagoland Fall Distance ChallengeTM ! 

2 or 3 race awards still available


Make a Reservation for Our Pre-Race Dinner Party!

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Fox Valley’s Dine-n-Dash Pre-Race Dinner Parties are a great way to spend Race Eve, Saturday, September 19.  Whether you’re traveling alone or with a group, join 2 local hosts and up to 10 runners from around town or around the country for a pre-race dinner full of good food, stories, information, fun, laugh’s, and new friends.


Big Race Amenities, Small Race Hospitality

  • Beautiful, fast, gentle, shady course in suburban Chicagoland
  • Early fall weather (average morning low is 51 degrees)
  • Choice of 3 Race Distances –   26.2  | 20  |  13.1
  • Perfectly sized race (4100 total runners) with hassle-free start
  • Great Bling!  Long Sleeve Tech Shirts and Finisher Medals
  • Ideal for first timers with frequent, enthusiastic Aid Stations
  • Certified early fall Boston Qualifier with a history of fast times


 7 Runs, 1 Low Price


Fox Valley includes the Sept race plus 6 course preview runs,  June thru August.  Build your distance and your confidence with us and be ready for race day.   It’s why so many choose Fox Valley for their first Full or Half.    MoreButton

Rewards for Repeat Runners

Year 2?  Year 3?  Whatever your streak, your bib and an extra finisher medal let you show it proudly.   5 Years?  a custom 5x Finisher quarter zip is yours!   MoreButton


Upcoming Events 


Sa, 8/29 6:30 a.m.  FINAL Course Preview Run, DPA, Course Run #6

Th 9/3, 6 p.m. GRO Store Run more…

Sa 9/5, 7 a.m. DPA Store Run more…

Fr, 9/18, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., FVM Health & Fitness Expo, Baker Community Center, St. Charles

Sa, 9/19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FVM Health & Fitness Expo, Baker Community Center, St. Charles

Latest News…

Combining small race atmosphere with big race amenities, the Fox Valley Marathon Races are ideal for both veterans looking for a fast Boston Qualifier as well as first timers looking for an uncrowded, supportive, family-friendly race setting. Starting and ending in historic downtown St Charles, IL, the course winds through picturesque Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, and Aurora to a spectacular finish across the Fox River that can be seen from over a mile away. The course offers fantastic viewing spots for families and supporters, as well as frequent and well positioned aid stations that are staffed by the most supportive volunteer teams of any race you’ve run.


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