SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018,  7AM • ST CHARLES IL • MARATHON • HALF MARATHON • FALL FINAL 20™
     

Fox Valley Marathon Races

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Location:
lllinois and First Streets, St. Charles, IL (MAP)

Start Time:
Sunday, September 17th,  7 a.m.

All races will start together. Chip timing and a wave start will insure a congestion-free start.

2017 Course Maps

USATF Certification –  IL15052NM

2017 Marathon Course

2017 Half Marathon Course

2017 Fall Final 20 Course

Event Information

Packet Pickup:

See complete information for our race weekend Expo and Packet Pickup. We are also offering an early packet pickup in Chicago. Race day packet pickup must be reserved online by 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. There is a $30 charge for race day pickup. Photo ID required.

Gear check:

Your goodie bag you receive at the expo will serve as your official gear check bag. There will be convenient drop off and pickup near the race start/finish area.

Race Shirts:

All registered runners will receive a long sleeve technical race shirt. Shirts will be size and gender specific.

Finisher Medals: 

Race specific medals will be given to all race finishers who complete the course within the (6 hour marathon) course closing deadline.

Pace Groups:

Pace Groups are a great ‘big race’ feature to help you find other runners with the same race goal, and provide professional pace leaders to help guide you to that goal throughout the race.  They will be back again for the marathon, the half marathon and Fall Final 20™.

Travel:

The Fox Valley is 45 miles due west of Chicago, with easy access from Chicago O’Hare, Chicago Midway, and Rockford airports.

Accomodations:

There are many hotel options in St. Charles and neighboring Geneva, North Aurora and Aurora.

Prize Money:

The Fox Valley Marathon is not offering prize money.
“The journey is the reward” ~ Chinese Proverb

Awards:

All awards are based on age on race day. (Technically, I guess they are also based on gender on race day.)

 

Full and Half Marathon
Overall awards will be available for the full and half marathon as follows:
  • Female: 1st – 3rd place
  • Male: 1st– 3rd place
  • Masters Female: 1st– 3rd place
  • Masters Male: 1st– 3rd place

In addition, awards will be given to the top 2 female runners** in the following categories:
24 and under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

In addition, awards will be given to the top 2 male runners** in the following categories:
24 and under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+, 70+
** Overall award winners above are excluded from age group awards

 

Fall Final 20™
Awards will be available for the Fall Final 20™ as follows:
  • Female, 1st– 3rd place
  • Male, 1st– 3rd place
  • Masters Female, 1st– 3rd place
  • Masters Male, 1st– 3rd place

Note:
Since the Fall Final 20™ is designed as a training run for your upcoming marathon, age group awards will not be offered.

Runner Guides

Visit the Runner Guides page to download our 2017 Runner Guides.

 

About the Fox Valley Marathon Races

Join us for the eighth annual Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and Fall Final 20™ on September 17, 2017. The Fox Valley Marathon Races is one of the premier fall running events in Chicagoland.

Combining small race atmosphere with big race amenities, the Fox Valley Marathon is an ideal marathon for both veterans looking for a fast course to qualify for the Boston Marathon (21% of 2011 runners qualified) as well as first time marathoners looking for an uncrowded, supportive, family-friendly race setting. (23% of 2011 runners were first timers).

Whether you’re looking for a last shot at Boston Qualification, to augment your training for the Chicago Marathon, or for a hassle-free, fun, picturesque and fully supported race day, the three courses wind along flat, tree lined roads and paths overlooking the scenic Fox River.

The Fox Valley Marathon is the right race for the right reason for the right person – YOU.  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.

Don’t miss the 2017 races!  Be sure to register early!

 

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Contact Us

General
info@fv26.com

Mailing Address
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 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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