Fox Valley Marathon’s flat, shady course can make it a great qualifier on a cool day.

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
  • Boston TBD 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)

First Time Marathoners

An abundance of aid stations (11), 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. .

Boston and PR Hopefuls

The Fox Valley Marathon is once again one of your best chances to qualify for Boston 2020.

See  a list and locations of the “Top 30 Boston Qualifier Races in North America” by % of 2011 finishers qualifying (From

Not ready for a full marathon?

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

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Fox Valley Marathon
PO Box 3955
St. Charles, IL 60174

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About the Fox Valley Marathon Races

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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