Charity Partners

Interested in becoming a 2020 Charity Partner?

Download the Charity Partner application (PDF)


Become a Charity Hero!

  1. Commit to a worthy charity
    Select a charity from our page below and click on their logo to find out what they are all about and how to donate or fundraise.
  2. Get your race entry invitation and discount code
    Your charity will have detailed instructions on their website.
  3. Register with your invitation link and code on the race website

• No refunds, deferrals, transfer or attempted sale of entries.
• Participants must be age 8 (5K) or 15 (half) on race day.
• Maximum finish time: 3 hours (half).

Race Benefits to Runners…

  • $$$ Entry discounts
  • Eligibility for top fundraiser awards
  • ‘Charity Hero’ Race Bib
  • Charity Village access…
    – Post race stretching, massage
    – Gear Check Valet

Charity Benefits to Runners

FundTools32Yes-2 Fundraising Tools
Charity Gear Check
CharityDinnerYes-2 Pre-Race Dinner at a Naperville Restaurant
CharityShirtYes-2 Race Shirt

2020 Premier Charity

2020 Partner Charities


Charity Runner receive $10 off a Half Marathon registration thru 8/31/2020
Charity Runners receive $7 off a 5K registration thru 8/31/2020

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2019 Top Fundraisers


Congratulations to our 2019 Top Fundraisers!

Over $2,000

Bob Stahurski
Cliff Kalish
Maureen Esposito
Mike Gilmartin
Joe Catalono
Kristin Catalano
Katie Finke
Rich Vine

Over $1,000

Kim Wallner
Jane Boggiano
Sally Wilson
Shelia O’Connell
Thea Froehling
Heather Scott
Graham Traynor
Clairesse K
John Wunderlich
Julie Ticsay
Jason Stipp
Julie Tamburrino
Stephenie Pittroff
Bill Perry
Cindy Cozzi
Stacey Johnson
Anthony Yench

About Us

Sponsored by Edward-Elmhurst Health, the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K draws participants to Naperville’s lively downtown, historic sights and beautiful neighborhoods. Runners will delight in the kinetic atmosphere and well-managed course, made possible by extensive volunteer and spectator support.