SEPTEMBER 17, 2023 • 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

Fox Valley 5K Map

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. 


All Distances

Distances 13.1+ will line up together in the start / finish chute next to race village on 1st Street, and start by heading East across the Illinois Street bridge and turning south on Riverside Ave.



The half marathon will split off from the longer distances at mile 7.8.



The Fall Final 20 continues straight at mile 14.7 while the marathon will turn left to complete their second loop. At the end of their second loop at mile 21.1, marathoners will go straight.

Half Marathoners and fast 20 milers will be on the Prairie Street Bridge at the same time and will be making different turns. Please pay attention to signs and Course Marshals.

20 milers and fast marathoners will be on the Prairie Street Bridge at the same time and will be making different turns. Please pay attention to signs and Course Marshals.


Water Stations

Water stations are located along all 4 courses. Water, Gatorade, Port-a-potties, and helpful, smiling volunteers will be at each one. Medical staff will be at select water stations. See the stations in bold below. 

Water Station Locations

1 station (mile 1)

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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