Thank you for joining us for the fourth annual Advocate Dreyer Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and Fall Final 20™ on Sunday September 22, 2013 - we had so much fun and hope it was a FANTASTIC experience for you!
Race Day Tips from our Medical Director
Roy Henderson, M.D., Sports Medicine physician at Dreyer Medical Clinic, has been named Medical Director of the Fox Valley Marathon, continuing Dreyer’s involvement for a fourth year.
From Dr. Henderson:
"The weather forecast for Sunday's race is predicting a high in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s, with humidity around 69%. Weather conditions should be ideal for most of the race. There will still be a low risk of heat exhaustion or even heat stroke for some runners who may be more susceptible. This risk can be minimized by listening to your body's signals and seeking help at an aid station if you don't feel well and have symptoms such as cramping, lightheadedness, dizziness, or confusion. Remaining well hydrated is important, but over hydrating can be dangerous. Please check out the information on hydration in the Runner's Medical Guide."
"It will be sunny on Sunday, so consider protection from the sun's rays, including wearing sunscreen on exposed areas (SPF at least 15). Use a non-drip product to avoid getting sunscreen in your eyes, or, instead of putting sunscreen on your face, consider wearing a cap to shield your head and face. Also consider wearing sunglasses that provide protection from UVB and UVA radiation."
Race Expo and Packet Pickup Info
Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21
at the Health and Fitness Expo in St. Charles, IL - see details
2013 Guides are here!
GUIDES: Fox Valley Marathon Races
We are completely SOLD OUT.
There is NO RACE WEEKEND registration.
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.