Pace Groups

Provided by GRO Running, our pacers are experienced and will help guide you to a personal best, a Boston Qualification, a first time finish, or to reach your goal, whatever it may be. We will have pace groups for the marathon and the half marathon.

Marathon Pace Groups

3:05 GOAL FINISH TIME (7:03 min/mile)

3:10 GOAL FINISH TIME (7:15 min/mile)

3:20 GOAL FINISH TIME (7:26 min/mile)

3:30 GOAL FINISH TIME (8:01 min/mile)

3:40 GOAL FINISH TIME (8:24 min/mile)

3:50 GOAL FINISH TIME (8:58 min/mile)

4:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (9:09 min/mile)

4:30 GOAL FINISH TIME (10:18 min/mile)

5:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (11:27 min/mile)

5:30 GOAL  FINISH TIME (12:35 min/mile)

6:00 GOAL  FINISH TIME (13:44 min/mile)

Half Marathon Pace Groups

1:30 GOAL FINISH TIME (6:52 min/mile)

1:45 GOAL FINISH TIME (8:01 min/mile)

2:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (9:09 min/mile)

2:15 GOAL FINISH TIME (10:18 min/mile)

2:30 GOAL  FINISH TIME (11:27 min/mile)

3:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (13:44 min/mile) – Back of the Pack

The Half Marathon shares the Marathon course through mile 7, so can share pacers for some paces.
 After mile 7, Half Marathon runners in a Marathon-only pace group can self pace.

The Fall Final 20 shares the Marathon course through mile 12, so can share pacers for some paces. After mile 12, Fall Final 20 runners must self pace.

All runners will start in the same pace corrals as the Full Marathoners.

Find your per minute mile PACE sign in the start corral and line up accordingly. Pace based starting is very important for optimum runner spacing on the course. Please be respectful of your fellow runners and be honest about your pace. You do not want to get run over by faster runners or get caught up in the excitement, go out too fast, and pay for it later.

Create your own pace wristband on

Enter your desired finish time (hours and minutes). The pace band will be displayed in PDF format, and can easily be printed. Your personalized pace wristband will include split times for every mile.


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 DuPage Medical Group Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, and Fall Final 20 are ideal for both veterans looking for a fast Boston Qualifier 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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