Thank you for being patient as we navigate through this difficult time. We ALL want to get back to racing as we knew it before COVID-19. We’ve been waiting and hoping by some chance it would happen for the 2020 Fox Valley Marathon Races. However, we’ve reached a critical time in planning where a decision must be made. Given what we know right now, we feel the responsible decision is to implement a Virtual PLUS race for the 2020 Fox Valley Marathon Races.
As with a typical virtual race, A Virtual PLUS race is one that you run or walk at whatever location and time suits you best, but ours is different in that we offer the PLUS:
Packet Pickup will be at a curbside location, mailed, or hand delivered.
Whether you’re a multi-year Endurance runner or a first timer, we sincerely hope you choose to run with us (virtually) in 2020. As a small business, we thank each and every one of you for your support. We look forward to seeing you, our FVM family, in person at the Start Line in 2021!
Your Race Directors
Craig Bixler and Dave Sheble
2020 DuPage Medical Group Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, & Fall Final 20 Race Shirt
2020 Fox Valley 5K Race Shirt
2020 Finisher Medals
11 Year Finisher Endurance Medal
8 Year Finisher Medal Rack
5 Year Finisher Quarter Zip
Age Group Champion Coffee Mug Award
Race Logo Reflector or Light
Now that the Fox Valley Marathon Races will be virtual your only other option would be to defer your entry to 2021 prior to 8/1/2020.
As is our policy each year, runners can always run any distance shorter than what they registered for and still be an official finisher.
Visit our registration page!
If you signed up for these and meet the qualifications, upon finishing the Naperville Half you will receive (along with your many other items listed above) your Challenge Medal too!
Runners will have curbside pickup options or an end of September mailing option. See our packet pickup page for details.
We are still hoping to host this year’s 4 training runs, modified to fit social distancing practices with runners safety as a top priority, if our region’s transition into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan has gone safely. Please see our Course Preview Run page for details and updates.
About the Fox Valley Marathon Races
Combining small race atmosphere with big race amenities, the Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, and Fall Final 20 are ideal for both veterans looking for a fast race, 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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