2014 Marathon


Sunday, September 21 at 7 a.m.
Address: South First and Illlinois Streets, St. Charles, IL


USATF certified courseFox Valley Marathon Races is pleased to announce a major course enhancement, the Downtown Geneva Showcase!

Runners will now be able to see all that Geneva has to offer in it's downtown area including 3rd Street! Upon exiting downtown to the south runners will pass under the train trestle bridge on 31 and continue down to Fabyan as in previous years.

GUIDES: Fox Valley Marathon Races

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The Fox Valley Marathon is a USATF sanctioned event. This is a USATF certified course: IL13129JW.

Fox Valley Marathon

Get ready for a flat, fast river course hard to match anywhere in the country.

Towns, bridges, waterfalls, parks, an authentic Dutch windmill, river paths, and lots of shade will help keep your mind fresh and your body cool as the miles roll by.

  • Beautiful, fast, flat, shady course
  • Convenient suburban Chicago location
  • Top 25 Midwest Marathon (Chicago Athlete Magazine)
  • Ideal for first time marathoners - 23% of finishers
  • Top 30 US Boston Qualifier - 21% of finishers (Marathon Guide.com)
  • Boston 2015 qualification

With a unique riverside finish, you’ll see and hear the excitement of the crowds for a last mile to remember forever.

“The course was great - so beautiful, shady and peaceful …” M.S. from Naperville, IL

(See runner Course comments)

Fox Valley MarathonFirst Time Marathoners

Aid Stations every mile, outstanding volunteer cheering and support, easy access for friends and family to cheer you on, and a comprehensive spectator guide with 9 viewpoints including expected runner arrival times make the Fox Valley Marathon perfect for first time marathoners. (See runner First Marathon comments).

Boston and PR Hopefuls

The 2014 Advocate Dreyer Fox Valley Marathon is once again one of your best chances to qualify for Boston 2016. See our Boston Qualifying information.

See the US map with a list and locations of the "Top 30 Boston Qualifier Races in North America" by % of 2011 finishers qualifying (From MarathonGuide.com).

Not ready for a full marathon?

The Fall Final 20™ is the perfect step up from the half marathon.

Endurance Award

Not surprisingly, the Fox Valley Marathon Races have a very high number of returning runners each year. We love that and consider every one of our finishers part of the FVM 'family'!

To show our appreciation and in recognition of the dedication and commitment it takes to train and complete our endurance races we give our returning official finishers an additional medal, the Endurance Award.

Fox Valley Marathon Training Runs are back !

Our very popular summer training runs are back ! And they are still FREE. The race committee and local sponsors will host a series of 6 weekend morning runs on the actual marathon course.

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Best Chicago 2012: Marathon ~ Chicago  Magazine Chicago Athlete Magazine named us as one of the top 3 marathons in Illinois.
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2014 Fox Valley Marathon

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