The Fox Valley Marathon is a USATF sanctioned event. This is a USATF certified course: 2017 Certification # is coming soon.
Get ready for a gentle, fast, shady 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.
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)
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. .
The 2017 Advocate Health Care Fox Valley Marathon is once again one of your best chances to qualify for Boston 2018.
See a list and locations of the “Top 30 Boston Qualifier Races in North America” by % of 2011 finishers qualifying (From MarathonGuide.com).
The Fall Final 20™ is the perfect step up from the half marathon.
About the Fox Valley Marathon Races
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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