SEPTEMBER 2020 • ST CHARLES IL • MARATHON • HALF MARATHON • FALL FINAL 20™ • 5K
       

Chicagoland Distance Challenge

Attention Chicagoland Triple Crown hopefuls! We understand that race cancellations are out of your control. Due to this unique circumstance, for 2020 only, any qualifying Chicagoland Triple Crown race cancelled in 2020 will still count towards your Chicagoland Triple Crown medal, as long as you email proof of registration to info@naperville26.com.

OR 

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 info@naperville26.com. You MUST choose your challenge race at the time on your Naperville registration to qualify.

It’s BIG and it’s BACK for 2020!
Complete our Chicagoland Distance Challenge™& you’ll earn a BIG reward!
Chicagoland Triple Crown and Valley & ‘Ville medals are available
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – REGISTER EARLY!

DEADLINE: Runners interested in the Chicagoland Triple Crown OR Valley & ‘Ville medal MUST register by
October 1st.

Note: All Distance Challenge Medals will be picked up CURBSIDE with your Naperville packet or mailed.

 

Earn your BIG BLING by completing ONE of the following:

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

Run the VIRTUAL Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, OR the Fall Final 20 AND the VIRTUAL Naperville Half Marathon. Complete the Valley & ‘Ville two-race challenge and you’ll earn the Valley &’Ville medal.

2020 Valley & ‘Ville Medal

Size: Approximately 6″

Learn more about the Naperville Half Marathon!

 

NEW for 2020!

The Valley & ‘Ville 5K Challenge!

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

Size: Approximately 2.75″

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

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

Complete the Valley & ‘Ville requirements, plus either email us proof of registration for a qualifying Chicago race OR  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 info@naperville26.com. You MUST choose your challenge race at the time on your Naperville registration to qualify.

The Healthy Driven Naperville 5K will qualify for your Chicagoland Triple Crown race and Legacy medal IF you show proof of registration for a 26.2 mile race in the city of Chicago the weekend of 10/10 and 10/11.

Complete the three-race challenge and you’ll earn the Chicagoland Triple Crown medal.

Complete the three-race challenge and you’ll earn the Chicagoland Triple Crown medal.

2020 Chicagoland Triple Crown Medal

Visit RunNaperville.com for a list of current race options.

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

Valley & ‘Ville™
Registration Instructions:

Step 1: Register for each race individually – Naperville Half Marathon and Fox Valley Marathon Races OR or Naperville 5K and Fox Valley 5K for the Valley & ‘Ville 5K Challenge. NOTE: First name, last name, and date of birth must be an exact match on all registrations.

Step 2: Register for the Valley & Ville two-Race Challenge (No fee required) as a part of your Naperville registration.

Step 3: Confirm your registration within of your Naperville Half Marathon registration confirmation.

Chicagoland Triple Crown™ Registration Instructions:

Step 1: Register for each race individually – Naperville Half Marathon, Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon OR Fall Final 20, plus either email us proof of registration for a qualifying Chicago race OR  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 info@naperville26.com. You MUST choose your challenge race at the time on your Naperville registration to qualify.

The October Virtual Naperville 5K will qualify for your Chicagoland Triple Crown race IF you show proof of registration for a 26.2 mile race in the city of Chicago the weekend of 10/10 and 10/11.

Complete the three-race challenge and you’ll earn the Chicagoland Triple Crown medal.

Step 2: Register for the Chicagoland Triple Crown three-race Challenge (No fee required) as a part of your Naperville Half Marathon registration.

Step 3:Confirm your Chicagoland Triple Crown registration within of your Naperville Half Marathon registration confirmation.

Chicagoland Distance Challenge FAQ

How do I register for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge?

Register for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge™ during your NAPERVILLE Half Marathon registration (no fee required). Your First Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth must be an exact match in all race registrations to qualify.

Is there a cost to register for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge?

No, all costs for the Fall Distance Challenge will be covered by the Naperville and Fox Valley Marathon Races. This is our gift to you in recognition of your achievement! Just ONE of the many reasons that runners come back to the Fox Valley every year.

Am I automatically registered for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge when I sign up for each race?

You must register for the Chicagoland Fall Distance Challenge™ during your NAPERVILLE Half Marathon registration (no fee required).

What if I use a different name or birth date on one of my registrations?

Contact the race director and correct your registration information for the race that is wrong. For Fox Valley, email us at info@fv26.com and include the incorrect name or birthdate you used and the corrected information.

How can I confirm that I’m officially registered for the challenge and will get a medal?

Your NAPERVILLE Half Marathon confirmation will show your Chicagoland Distance Challenge registration information.

I’m already registered for a Fox Valley race. Can I still register for the Challenge?

Yes! while medals are still available, you can. Add a Challenge registration, switch up to the 3-Race, switch down to the 2-Race, or change your Chicago race as you confirm your NAPERVILLE Registration. (while still available)

Can I switch my Chicago race option, or switch between the two-race and three-race option?

Yes! while medals are still available, you can. Add a Challenge registration, switch up to the 3-Race, switch down to the 2-Race, or change your Chicago race as you confirm your NAPERVILLE Registration. (while still available)

Can I get both a two-race and three-race medal?

No. You must choose either the two-race challenge or the three-race challenge when you register.

What if I don’t finish one of the races?

You must be an official finisher of each race to qualify. Official finisher status is based on on-line published results. If you do not finish your Chicago race, update your Challenge registration information and register for a different Chicago race.

If I don’t finish my Chicago race, can I still get a two-race medal?

Only if you change your Challenge registration to the 2-Race (while available).

If you’re registered for the Chicagoland Triple Crown, you must finish all three selected races to receive a medal.

When and where do I get my Chicagoland Distance Challenge medal?

Awards will be given at the Chicagoland Distance Challenge tent at the Naperville Half Marathon Races village.

I still have a question. What should I do?

For additional questions, send us an email at info@fv26.com

*    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 11, 2020. Medals awarded at curbside packet pickup at the Naperville Half Marathon or by mail. Medal width approximately 6″. Final medal design subject to change.

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