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

Fox Valley Marathon Races
Virtual Race Option

The Virtual Option is designed for runners who want to be an official finisher for multi-year and multi-race awards, but:

  • Cannot make it to St. Charles on race day.
  • Are not comfortable with an in person race.
  • Runners who are unable to maintain the minimum pace requirements for the in-person race.
  • Want an alternative option in the event of a bad weather day.

Runners must register for or switch to virtual by 11:59 p.m. September 9, 2023.

The FVM virtual race option is only available to addresses in the contiguous United States.

Packet Pickup/Mailing

  • Pick up your packet at the expo or it will be mailed. See the packet pickup page for details.

Run Anytime, Anywhere, September 1-30

The Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, Fall Final 20 and Fox Valley 5K allow you the flexibility to run your Fox Valley race anytime, anywhere throughout the month of September.

What’s included in the virtual race packet?

  • Race bib (minus beer ticket), finisher medal and race gear, as ordered at the time of registration.
  • Endurance medals for repeat race finishers are included in the packet. 
  • Endurance premiums will not be mailed. 5-Year quarter zip, 8-Year Finisher Medal Racks and 11-12 year glassware may be picked up in person. See the packet pickup page for details.

When Do I Run my Virtual Race?

Run your virtual Fox Valley Marathon Race anytime, anywhere, 9/1-9/30.

Can I Run In Person with my Virtual Bib?

Yes! Pick up your packet, including your bib and medal, at the Expo. Virtual bibs will not be available for race day packet pickup. Be aware, your medals are in your packet. You will not receive a medal when you cross the finish line on race day.

How Do I get My Packet?

See our packet pickup page for details.

Why is there an up charge for the virtual option?

The additional charge covers postage, mailing materials, and time required for extra processing

Does the Virtual Race Qualify for my Multi-year Endurance Streak?

Yes, Consecutive year finishers of any virtual Fox Valley distance will receive an extra medal commemorating their streak.  Please note, that the 5-Year Finisher Quarter Zip, 8-Year Medal Rack and 11-12 year glassware cannot be mailed to virtual race finishers. See the Endurance Awards page for details.

Does the virtual race qualify for my Multi-Race Triple Crown or Valley & ‘Ville medal?

Are there virtual Race Deferrals, Exchanges, or Refunds.

Race deferrals are available. Restrictions apply. See our race deferral page for details. There are no exchanges or refunds.

Does a Virtual Race Qualify me for Overall and Age Group Awards?

No, over all and age group awards are only available to live participants.

Will I be an Official Finisher?

Yes! You will be official finisher. Rather than an official finisher time, your status will be reflected on the Endurance Award page.

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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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