SEPTEMBER 17, 2023 • 7 a.m. for 26, 13.1 and 20 • 7:10 a.m. for 5K • ST CHARLES IL

2021 Fox Valley Marathon Races COVID-19 Updates

Statement from the Race Directors

Updated 8/16/2021

The Fox Valley Marathon Races Team is working in conjunction with city and county officials, as well as adhering to CDC and IDPH guidelines to monitor any potential impacts of COVID-19 on the event. 


However, we understand that everyone has different comfort levels and preferences. Therefore, we’re making the following modifications for the 2021 race weekend:


  • Option to Switch to the Virtual Race is Extended: The option to switch to the virtual race has been extended  through  Sunday, September 12th.  There is a $10 fee to switch to the virtual race to account for mailing and processing fees. Click here to switch to the virtual race.
  • Race Day Mask options:  Whether or not masks become required at the race start, we will provide trash receptacles so that participants more comfortable wearing masks before the start will be able to dispose of them as they cross the start line.  We will have masks available at the finish chute for those who are more comfortable wearing masks in post-race village.
  • Reduced 2021 Health & Fitness Expo: In order to limit time indoors with crowds, the Health & Fitness Expo will be downsized to only a few vendors, headlined by Dick Pond Athletics to serve your race weekend running needs.
  • Outdoor Packet Pickup option:  Runners not comfortable with the indoor packet pickup option at the Expo may schedule a time to arrive at the expo and have their packet brought outside.  Scheduling your outdoor pickup will be available on the website soon.


Any further health and safety modifications needed at the Expo and at the in-person race will be based on CDC Guidelines in place for our area race week, as well as consultation with city officials.


We will continue to provide updates as race day approaches. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we all do our best to provide a safe in-person experience race weekend and to set a good example so that future events may continue. 


Stay healthy and happy running!


Your Fox Valley Marathon Races Team


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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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