Naperville Full & Half Marathon 2013: Map, Registration, Details

UPDATE:  2014 Race Info Is Here

2013 Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon

The inaugural Naperville Marathon will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Runners will be able to participate in the half-marathon or the full 26.2 mile marathon which will be a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. Over 3500 runners have currently registered for this event.

Time & Location

  • 7am start time for both full and half marathons
  • Both races will start at the North Central College athletic complex, near South Loomis Street and East Porter Avenue [Read more…]

Naperville Oktoberfest 2013 – Hours, Info & More

oktoberfest in napeville 2013

It’s time for Naperville’s Annual Oktoberfest!


  • Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th, 2013


  • Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Street in Downtown Naperville


Max Lacewell Foundation Best 5K Evuh Registration And Information

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The Max Lacewell Foundation Best Evuh 5k Race Fundraiser.

The Max Lacewell Foundation was established in honor of Max Lacewell, known to many as “Little Dude” He was diagnosed at five years old with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a brain stem tumor on October 29, 2008 and died on July 4, 2009. Approximately 200 cases of this rare cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year. The funds raised through the Max Lacewell Foundation stay right here in Chicago and benefit pediatric cancer research at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

This running event is for the whole family. Runners/walkers can participate in a one mile fun run for $20 or a chip timed 5K race for $30. [Read more…]

Naperville Labor Day Parade; Route, Map, Info

labor day parade napervilleWith the Last Fling comes the Naperville Labor Day Parade.  The parade is a great way to send summer off with a party.

This year’s parade theme celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce.  The Naperville Jaycees, who put on the event, are recognizing the membership and staff of the Chamber for their hard work and dedication to the community.

The Last Fling actually began as an event put on the Chamber of Commerce and the Jaycees have since turned it into the fantastic summer send-off that it is today.

Naperville Labor Day Parade Date and Time

  • Monday, September 2, 2013
  • 10am to 11:30am

Route and Map

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Ultimate Guide To The Naperville Last Fling 2013

2013 Naperville last flingWell, summer’s end draws near.  Let’s send it off with a bang and head on over to Naperville’s Last Fling 2013!  Here’s what it’s all about.

What Is The Last Fling?

Naperville’s Last Fling is a multi-day event including live concerts, food/drink, carnival rides, games, and other family entertainment and attractions.  It is put on by the Naperville Jaycees (a non-profit organization) and profits from the event are distributed to non-profit organizations in Naperville and the surrounding area.


  • Friday, August 30, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 1, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Monday, September 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How Much?

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Ultimate Guide To The Naperville Sprint Triathlon 2013

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The Naperville Sprint Triathlon is Sunday, August 4, 2013.

Race Details

  • Location:  Centennial Beach – 500 W. Jackson Ave. in Naperville
  • Start Time:  7am
  • Finish Line:  There is a new finish line location due to run and bike course changes
  • Race packet pickup:  At Naperville Running Company (34 W. Jefferson in Naperville) – Friday, August 2 from 12:30 to 7pm and Saturday, August 3 from 10:30am to 5pm
  • Race Distance: 400 meter swim/ 22 kilometer bike/ 5 kilometer run
  • Is There An After Party:  hecks yeah!

[Read more…]

Ultimate Guide To Veggie Fest 2013 In Naperville

veggie fest party in naperville

Although Veggie Fest is one of the largest vegetarian food festivals in all of North America, you don’t have to be a die-hard vegetarian or vegan to attend.  Anyone with interest in good food and healthy living will get a lot out of visiting this fun and family-friendly event.


Veggie Fest 2013


4S 175 Naperville-Wheaton Rd. – Naperville, IL 60563

veggie fest location


  • Saturday, August 10 – 11am to 8pm
  • Sunday, August 11 – 11am to 8pm




The easiest parking will be in the parking lot for the Navistar building.  It’s free!

veggie fest parking


So, what is there to do at Veggie Fest? [Read more…]

Naperville Ale Fest This Saturday July 20

naperville ale fest july 20

If you’re a lover of beer and, in particular, craft brews you may have never heard of or tasted yet, this is for you.


This Saturday, July 20 2013 is the first annual Naperville Ale Fest!  Come on over and choose to taste from 180 awesome beers from around the country.


  • Saturday, July 20, 2013
  • Open from 1:00 to 5:00 pm


  • Naper Settlement
  • 523 S. Webster St. – Naperville, IL 60540

How Much?

Downtown Naperville Sidewalk Sale July 11-13

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All ‘ye shoppers, gather ’round.  The downtown Naperville sidewalk sale is here!

Picture this:  perfect weather, all your favorites downtown stores and restaurants out on the sidewalks, all your friends around you, and super-sales as far as the eye can see?  Sounds pretty good, right? [Read more…]

Weird Al Yankovic Coming To Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville

weird al yankovic coming to naperville

You may know Weird Al Yankovic from his music.  With parodies of pop-culture songs, Weird Al has sold over 12 million albums, had 6 platinum records, and earned 3 grammy awards.

But did you know that he also writes children’s books?

Yep, he’s got two books under his belt.  The first was When I Grow Up, published in 2011.  The second is out on June 25, 2013.

This newest release is titled My New Teacher And Me.

You can meet Weird Al and have him sign a your very own copy of the book at Anderson’s Bookshop at 7pm on June 26. [Read more…]