Chicagoland Distance Challenge

Attention Chicagoland Triple Crown hopefuls! We understand that race cancellations are out of your control. Due to this unique circumstance, for your Chicago race, run 13.1 or higher anywhere in the Chicagoland area by 9/30, take a selfie during or after your run and send it to us via email at You MUST choose your challenge race at the time on your Naperville registration to qualify.

It’s BIG and it’s BACK for 2021!
Complete our Chicagoland Distance Challenge™& you’ll earn a BIG reward!
Chicagoland Triple Crown and Valley & ‘Ville medals are available

All Distance Challenge medals will be picked up at the Naperville race. Learn more.

Earn your BIG BLING by completing ONE of the following:

Valley & 'Ville™ - The TWO-RACE Challenge*

Run the Fox Valley Marathon Races, 13.1 or longer AND the October Naperville Half. Complete the Valley & ‘Ville two-race challenge and you’ll earn the 6″ Valley &’Ville medal.

2021 Valley & ‘Ville Medal

Size: Approximately 6″

Learn more about the Naperville Half Marathon!

The Valley & ‘Ville 5K Challenge!

Run the Fox Valley 5K  AND the Naperville 5K to complete the Valley & ‘Ville 5K challenge to earn the big Valley &’Ville 5K medal. Learn more about the Naperville 5K!

Size: Approximately 3″

*This is a pre-production design. The final medal may vary.

Chicagoland Triple Crown™ - The THREE-RACE Challenge***

Complete the Valley & ‘Ville requirements, plus take a selfie during a 13.1 or longer run anywhere in the Chicagoland area by 9/30 and send it to us via email at You MUST choose your challenge race at the time on your Naperville registration to qualify.

The 10/17 Naperville 5K will qualify for your Chicagoland Triple Crown race if you’re an official finisher of a 26.2 mile race in the city of Chicago the weekend of 10/9 and 10/10.

2021 Chicagoland Triple Crown Medal

Approximate size: 6″

*    Must be an official finisher of each race to qualify.
**   Must be an official finisher of each race to qualify.
*** This promotion is not affiliated with any other running events in the chicagoland area. Based on published results as of October 10, 2021. Medals awarded at Naperville Half Marathon. Final medal design subject to change.


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Combining small race atmosphere with big race amenities, the DuPage Medical Group Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, and Fall Final 20 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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