2014 Half Marathon


Sunday, September 21 at 7 a.m.
Address: South First and Illlinois Streets, St. Charles, IL

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USATF certified courseFox Valley Marathon Races is pleased to announce a major course enhancement, the Downtown Geneva Showcase!

Runners will now be able to see all that Geneva has to offer in it's downtown area including 3rd Street! Upon exiting downtown to the south runners will pass under the train trestle bridge on 31 and continue down to Fabyan as in previous years.

The Fox Valley Half Marathon is a USATF sanctioned event. This is a USATF certified course: IL13128JW.

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Join us for a flat, fast, shady course through town streets and bike paths along the scenic Fox River. Avoid the crowds of a big city half marathon. Take advantage of a hassle-free start.

Towns, bridges, waterfalls, parks, an authentic Dutch windmill, river scenes, and lots of shade will help keep your mind fresh and your body cool as you click off the miles.

Nine Aid Stations and easy spectator access for friends or family to provide any of your custom in-race needs.

A flat fast, shady course through the town streets and bike paths along the scenic Fox River has you joining marathon runners for the first 8 miles.

“The course was great - so beautiful, shady and peaceful …”
M.S. from Naperville, IL
Take advantage of the crowd support and extra aid stations as you finish the final 5 miles of the marathon course. With a unique riverside finish you’ll see and hear the excitement of the crowds for the last mile of the course to pull you through to your best finish ever.

And watch the marathon finish while you relax and enjoy the post race atmosphere.

Ready for something longer than the half marathon? The Fall Final 20™ is the perfect step up from the half marathon.

Endurance Award

Not surprisingly, the Fox Valley Marathon Races have a very high number of returning runners each year. We love that and consider every one of our finishers part of the FVM 'family'!

To show our appreciation and in recognition of the dedication and commitment it takes to train and complete our endurance races we give our returning official finishers an additional medal, the Endurance Award.

half marathonFox Valley Marathon Training Runs are back !

Our very popular summer training runs are back ! And they are still FREE. The race committee and local sponsors will host a series of 6 weekend morning runs on the actual marathon course.

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