SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018,  7AM • ST CHARLES IL • MARATHON • HALF MARATHON • FALL FINAL 20™
           

Fox Valley Marathon Races

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Location:
lllinois and First Streets, St. Charles, IL (MAP)

Start Time:
Sunday, September 16th,  7 a.m.

All races will start together. Chip timing and a wave start will insure a congestion-free start.

About the Fox Valley Marathon Races

Join us for the ninth annual Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and Fall Final 20™ on September 16, 2018. The Fox Valley Marathon Races is one of the premier fall running events in Chicagoland.

Combining small race atmosphere with big race amenities, the Fox Valley Marathon is an ideal marathon for both veterans looking for a fast course to qualify for the Boston Marathon (21% of 2017 marathoners qualified) as well as first time marathoners looking for an uncrowded, supportive, family-friendly race setting. (24% of 2017 half marathoners were first timers).

Whether you’re looking for a last shot at Boston Qualification, to augment your training for the Chicago Marathon, or for a hassle-free, fun, picturesque and fully supported race day, the three courses wind along flat, tree lined roads and paths overlooking the scenic Fox River.

The Fox Valley Marathon is the right race for the right reason for the right person – YOU.  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.

Don’t miss the 2018 races!  Be sure to register early!

2018 Course Maps

2018 course maps will be available in June. The course is anticipated to be very similar to 2017.
Following are the 2017 course maps.

2017 Marathon Course

2017 Half Marathon Course

2017 Fall Final 20 Course

Event Information

Packet Pickup:

See complete information for our race weekend Expo and Packet Pickup.

Gear check:

Your goodie bag you receive at the expo will serve as your official gear check bag. There will be convenient drop off and pickup near the race start/finish area.

Race Shirts:

All registered runners have the option of a gender specific long sleeve technical race shirt while supplies last. Runners can save $10 off of registration by declining the race shirt.

Finisher Medals: 

Race specific medals will be given to all race finishers who complete the course within the (6 hour marathon) course closing deadline.

Pace Groups:

Pace Groups are a great ‘big race’ feature to help you find other runners with the same race goal, and provide pace leaders to help guide you to that goal throughout the race.  They will be back again for the marathon and the half marathon.

Travel:

The Fox Valley is 45 miles due west of Chicago, with easy access from Chicago O’Hare, Chicago Midway, and Rockford airports.

Accomodations:

There are many hotel options in St. Charles and neighboring Geneva, North Aurora and Aurora. Visit our Accommodations page for more information.

Prize Money:

The Fox Valley Marathon is not offering prize money.
“The journey is the reward” ~ Chinese Proverb

Awards:

All awards are based on age on race day. (Technically, I guess they are also based on gender on race day.)

 

Full Marathon
Overall awards will be available for the full and half marathon as follows:
  • Female: 1st – 3rd place
  • Male: 1st– 3rd place

In addition, awards will be given to the top 2 female runners** in the following categories:
24 and under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

In addition, awards will be given to the top 2 male runners** in the following categories:
24 and under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+, 70+
** Overall award winners above are excluded from age group awards

Half Marathon
Overall awards will be available for the full and half marathon as follows:
  • Female: 1st – 3rd place
  • Male: 1st– 3rd place

In addition, awards will be given to the top 2 female runners** in the following categories:
24 and under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70+

In addition, awards will be given to the top 2 male runners** in the following categories:
24 and under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+, 70+
** Overall award winners above are excluded from age group awards

Fall Final 20™
Awards will be available for the Fall Final 20™ as follows:
  • Female, 1st– 3rd place
  • Male, 1st– 3rd place

Note:
Since the Fall Final 20™ is designed as a training run for your upcoming marathon, age group awards will not be offered.

Runner Guides

Coming in August!

 

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Contact Us

General
info@fv26.com

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 Races 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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