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
Both races are currently sold out for individual runners. Although registration is full, there are a limited number of race entries available through the Naperville Marathon Charity Partner Program with donation minimums in the $200 to $500 range. If you have already registered to run, here is all the runners’ information such as times, travel information, guides, maps, flags and more.
Packet Pickup & Expo
There is no race packet pickup on race day. Instead, visit the Heath & Fitness expo to obtain your bib and other information. The expo is a free event open to both runners and the public.
- Expo location: Edwards Health & Fitness Center – 775 Brom Court, Naperville, IL 60540
- Expo dates/times: Friday, November 8 from 11:00AM – 8:00PM and Saturday, November 9 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Course And Maps
Both courses run through the city of Naperville. The full course starts at North Central college, runs around Springbrook Forest Preserve, heads east to Green Valley Forest Preserve, and then back west up Washington and finishes where it began. You can download the full course map. The half course begins the same way as the full course. It differs after running around Springbrook and heads back up Washington towards the finish line. You can download the half-marathon course map.
Sponsors are always welcome! This is a great way to promote your company and products to community members of Naperville, the surrounding area and more. There are many levels of sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, email sponsors(at)naperville26.com. The Official Race Gear Sponsors of the 2013 Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon is the Naperville Running Company. Located at 34 West Jefferson in Naperville, they are currently carrying Official Gear of the Marathon. Call 630-357-1900 or stop by the Naperville Running Company to pick up your official Brooks gear.
Not a runner, but want to participate in the fun? Learn how to… • Volunteer – it takes a lot of people to put together and run a marathon! • Sponsor – showcase your company through sponsorship. • Vendor – become a vendor at the fitness expo. • Are you a charity? You could become an official marathon charity. • Community cheer team – come out and cheer for your favorite runner or all the runners on marathon day! Let us know if you’re running by leaving a comment below! This article had contributions from Your Naperville community member, Suzanne Flynn.