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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2024 Endeavor Health Naperville Half Marathon, 10K & 5K?

The 2024 Naperville Half Marathon, 10K & 5K will take place on Sunday, October 20. All races begin at 7 a.m. on Eagle St., just north of Aurora Ave.

Is there a Virtual Race Option?

YES! Learn more about the Virtual Race Option.

How to I Switch my Distance?

Any registered participant can drop down to a lower distance during the race and still be an official finisher, as well as keep their Legacy streak intact! Our timing company will see your distance run and adjust official results accordingly once you finish. You’ll get a medal that matches your bib at the finish. You can take your medal to the awards tent to see if there are any medals available for exchange. Upgrades from the 5K to the 10K or 13.1 are available online before 8/31 and  in person at the Expo after 8/31, if bibs are still available. 

Can a Friend Pick Up my Packet?

YES! Just bring a copy of their ID with name and date of birth. A picture of the ID on a phone is acceptable.

Is this a Good Race for a First Time Half Marathoner?

ABSOLUTELY! This is a scenic course with spectator spots along the course so your fan club can cheer you on.ABSOLUTELY! This is a scenic course with spectator spots along the course so your fan club can cheer you on.

Will the 10K or 5K Count Towards my Chicagoland Triple Crown or Valley & 'Ville Award?

No. Only the 13.1 distance is eligible for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge Medals.

Will Finishing the 5K or 10K Count Towards my Legacy Award Medal (Consecutive-Year Finisher Medal)?

Yes, official finishers of all distances count toward your Legacy Medal Award.

Will Finishing the 5K or 10K Count Towards my Legacy Premium (quarter zip, tumbler) Award Medal (Consecutive-Year Finisher Medal)?

No, official finishes of the 5k or 10k will pause your premium award streak until you resume running the half distance.

Will Finishing the 5K or 10K Count Towards my Legacy Premium (quarter zip, tumbler) Award Medal (Consecutive-Year Finisher Medal)?

No, official finishes of the 5k or 10k will pause your premium award streak until you resume running the half distance.

How Does the Group Discount Work?

Register 3 or more runners at time of registration and each runner receives a $5 discount! Here’s how it works: Your group will need to designate a one person to register your entire group. When you log into the registration site choose how many people you are registering (3 or more is required for the discount). Fill in the required information for each registrant and pay with a credit card. The group discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Note: the group discount is valid ONLY for the Half Marathon.

What are the Minimum Age Requirements for the Race?

Runners age 14 and over on race day can register for the half marathon, but should be sure it will not interfere with their high school team eligibility before registering. Runners age 6 and over on race day can register for the 5K and 10K.

How Long is the Course Open?

The course road blocks will be taken down and aid stations will begin closing at a 13:45 per mile pace for the half marathon and a 20 minute per mile pace for the 5K, which is a 3 hour total half marathon or a 1 hour 5K time. We ask that all runners and walkers that register for this event are prepared to complete their event during the time restriction listed above. Those who finish outside of the time limit will not be recorded as official finishers and may not receive full on-course support from Aid Stations and traffic personnel. Please indicate your anticipated finish time during registration.

How Can I Confirm my Registration or Change my Registration Information?

To confirm your registration, log into your Events.com account and view your "tickets".  You will not be able to update your name or email. They are your identity in the registration system. You will have to re-register, and email us at registration@naperville26.com so we can void and refund your incorrect registration.

Will there be Gear Check?

Yes! You’ll receive your official runner gear check bag at packet pickup on race weekend. There will be convenient drop off and pickup near the race start/finish area. Be sure to put some warm clothes into your Gear Bag to put on after your race.

What Amenities do you Feature at Aid Stations?

Our on-course Aid Stations feature:

  • Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula™

  • CLIF Gels (assorted flavors) at mile 7.

  • Plenty of port-a-johns

  • Qualified medical personnel

View the Aid Station location on our Races page.

Can my Friend Pace me for Part of the Race?

NO. The only people allowed on the course during the race are registered runners. We provide an official team of pacers for you to run with. A participant who has received pacing by persons not officially participating in the event may be disqualified. Having a friend join you for part of the race either on foot or bicycle is also frowned upon by other runners and may earn you some ill will.

Will I Earn a Medal?

Each FINISHER of the Endeavor Health  Naperville Half Marathon, 10K & 5K will receive their medal when they cross the finish line.

Is there a Wheelchair Division?

Unfortunately our course is no able to accommodate a wheelchair division.

Are Pets Permitted?

Service animals are permitted to accompany their owners.  Out of respect to other runners, some of who may be nervous around animals, we request that runners with service animals start at the back of the start corral.  There is no need to buy an entry for your animal.  

Are Jogging Strollers Allowed?

For insurance and logistical restrictions: no dogs (with the exception of a service dog), no strollers, no bicycles, no roller blades, no in-line skates, and no wheeled vehicles are allowed in the half marathon or 10K. Strollers are permitted in the 5K. We ask that those with strollers line up towards the back of the corral. 

What is the Flag Warning System?

There will be a simple flag color system along the course to help warn participants of weather related or course related problems. Flags will be located at each aid station along the course.

  • Green Flag: Running on schedule: Course and weather acceptable.

  • Yellow Flag: Weather advisory: runners take appropriate precautions.

  • Red Flag: Extreme weather: runners advised to slow or walk.

  • Black Flag: Race is closed. Make your way back to the finish line, but no official finish times will be given.

Can I Promote my Business, Political, or Religious Affiliations at the Race?

Race village promotions are reserved for our sponsors and race participants.

I'm Injured or Cannot Run the Event for Another Reason. Can I donate or Transfer my Entry to Someone Else?

No. All registrations are nontransferable and non-refundable as stated in the waiver you sign when you register. Please note that according to our rules, transferring or selling registrations or bibs is not allowed and both runners will be disqualified and banned from future events

Can I Buy Someone Else's Bib?

No. Buying a bib is a “bib transfer” and transferring or selling registrations or bibs is not allowed. Both the buyer and the seller will be disqualified and banned from future events.

Can Someone GIVE me their Bib?

No. Giving a bib is a “bib transfer” and transferring of bibs is not allowed. Both the buyer and the seller will be disqualified and banned from future events.

Can I Defer my Registration?

Yes! Learn about our  Race Deferral Option here.

How Can I Volunteer at the Race?

Yes! There are several opportunities for runners to volunteer before and after the race. Learn more about volunteering on our volunteer page.

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