SEPTEMBER 22, 2024 • 7 a.m. for 26, 13.1 and 20 • 7:10 a.m. for 5K • ST CHARLES IL

2023 Course

Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon & Fall Final 20 Map

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Fox Valley 5K Map


The 5K starts at 7:10 a.m.  The 5K start corral is at 1st St. and Indiana St.

Distances 13.1+ start at 7 a.m. The start corral is located at 1st St. and Illinois St.


NOTE TO ALL RUNNERS: Don’t just follow the runner in front of you. Distances 13.1+ are combined at the start. Know where your distance will split on the course (see below). There will be signs and volunteers directing runners at each split. 



Please pay attention to signs and Course Marshals.

Mile 7.8 – Half marathoners turn left, while other distances turn right. 

Mile 12 – Half marathoners turn left, while fast marathoners go straight.

Mile 12.1 – Half marathoners go straight, while 20 milers u-turn.


Fall Final 20

Please pay attention to signs and Course Marshals.

Mile 7.8 – 20 milers and marathoners turn right, while half marathoners turn left.

Mile 14.7 – 20 milers continue straight, while marathoners turn left.  

Mile 19.6 – 20 miler turn left, while fast marathoners go straight.

Mile 19.7 – 20 milers u-turn, while slower half marathoners go straight.


Please pay attention to signs and Course Marshals.

Mile 7.8 –  Marathoners and 20 milers turn right, while half marathoners turn left.

Mile 14.7 – Marathoners turn left, while 20 milers and marathoners at mile 21.2 continue straight. 

Mile 21.2  – Marathoners go straight, while marathoners at mile 14.7 turn left. 

Mile 25.9 – Marathoners go straight, while slower 20 milers and half marathons turn left.


Water Stations

Water stations are located along all 13.1+ courses. Water, Gatorade, Port-a-potties, and helpful, smiling volunteers will be at each one. Gels will be available at mile 14 and 21 stations. Medical staff will be at select water stations. See the stations in bold below. 

Water Station Locations

Half Marathon: 

6 stations (miles 3,6,8,9,10,11).


12 stations (miles 3,6,8,9,10,11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18).

15 stations (miles 3, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 2324, 25). 

Course Highlights

Fox Valley Marathon Races flat, shady course make it a great race.

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
  • Ideal for first time marathoners – Approximately, 20% of finishers

With a unique riverside finish, you’ll see and hear the excitement of the crowds for a last mile to remember forever.


Contact Us


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, 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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