Get ready for a gentle, fast, shady river course hard to match anywhere in the country.
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.
With a unique riverside finish, you’ll see and hear the excitement of the crowds for a last mile to remember forever.
“The course was great – so beautiful, shady and peaceful …” M.S. from Naperville, IL
An abundance of water stations (6), outstanding volunteer cheering and support, and a comprehensive spectator guide with easy access for friends and family to cheer you on make the Fox Valley Marathon perfect for first time half marathoners.
The Fox Valley Marathon Races is a USATF sanctioned event.
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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