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


Fox Valley Marathon’s flat, shady course can 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.

“The course was great – so beautiful, shady and peaceful …”  M.S. from Naperville, IL

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First Time Marathoners

An abundance of water stations (14), outstanding volunteer cheering and support, easy access for friends and family to cheer you on, and a comprehensive spectator guide with 9 viewpoints including expected runner arrival times make the Fox Valley Marathon perfect for first time marathoners. .

PR Hopefuls

The Fox Valley Marathon’s flat, shady course make it a great option for a PR on a fall day.

Optimal Flexibility

Race day dropdown options to the 20, 13.1 or 5K give runners the optimal flexibility.

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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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