Inaugural Fox Valley PR.1 Half Marathon


New for 2017 !!!


  • Flat, fast, PR-ready spring Half Marathon
  • Beautiful river path course
  • Perfect venue for friends/family to cheer you on


plus a new Chicagoland challenge for serious runners…

  • Back-to-Back PR Half Marathon Challenge 
  • Earn a 26.2 medal with 2 half’s
  • 2 day or 2 week challenge


 WHEN: Sunday April 23, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

As spring arrives in the Fox Valley, the mornings are cool and the sun warms the days, making this the perfect time for running and for cheering on your friends after your race.

 An early morning start and a course along the river valley means the winds should be calm.

  • Avg Lo  –  40 degrees
  • Avg Hi  –  64 degrees

WHAT: A spring half marathon on the lightning-fast BQ.2 course

  • 4-lap criterium-style course featuring … 
    • 4 aid stations with water and Gatorade
    • 4 elite bottle tables for your own special drink
    • 4 chances for friends and family to cheer you on
  • Finisher medals
  • Long sleeve tech shirts (must register early)
  • Optional PR Half Back-2-Back Challenge Medal
  • Race Day packet pickup
  • Race will be capped at 300 runners 


 WHERE: Geneva IL, Fabyan Forest Preserve West

A beautiful park setting, on a flat, easy river trail loop between Batavia and Geneva.


See  course map  here



LCBQ CourseBridge

WHY: Challenge yourself for 2017

  • a new back-to-back half marathon challenge
  • an age group PR
  • a Chicago or New York Marathon corral
  • a fall BQ.2 eligibility
  • an elusive personal goal – 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, … 

The PR.1 Half Marathon race is designed to be a fast start to a great racing season.  Whatever you’re chasing, let us help you get there.


 WHO: 300 runners ready for a new spring challenge

Whether a novice or a veteran runner, running with a specific goal or just looking for a new challenge, the PR.1 Half is a great addition to the start of your race season.  The flat course, spectator accessibility,  typical weather, scenery, and elite treatment will make it a race to remember. 

Don’t miss the inaugural race – Sign up now!

Are you Up to the Challenge?


2 half’s, in 2 days or 2 weeks.

Sun 4/23 PR.1 Half Marathon

and either

Sat 4/22 Sly Fox Half Madness


Sun 5/07 Great Western Half Marathon


  • Must register for races separately
  • Limited to 300 medals
  • Reserve yours in PR Half sign-up
  • Free with your official race entries
  • Must be an official finisher
  • Medal tents at the finish lines of PR.1 Half and Great Western Half

 Fox Valley Back-2-Back

PR Half Marathon Challenge



Medal size 4″  –  design subject to change
Click medal for detailed view

 slyfox16_website_130h    GWHM_ logo USE on White bg


Join us for an Exciting Inaugural Year


Don’t miss out


Register now!

$80 until 4/19/17, 11:59 p.m.





2017 Pricing

Open 1/1/17 2/1/17 4/20/17
$70 $75 $80 $90


Packet Pickup


  • Friday, April 21, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Geneva Running Outfitters,  221 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134
  • Race Day, Sunday, April 23, 5:15 – 6:15 a.m., PR Half Marathon Race Pavilion, located near the start/finish line


Another innovation from the Fox Valley Marathon Races

Now, with 5 fall races (2 marathons, a half, and a 20 miler), and 2 spring races (a marathon and half), the Fox Valley Marathon Races has a race for you, whether you want a great race experience, a PR, a Chicago prep race, or a Boston Qualifier.