Race Updates Due to COVID-19
Statement From the Race Directors
Scenario #2: The actual physical race is not considered to be in the best interest and health of all. In the event that this scenario occurs, we will convert EVERYONE to a Virtual PLUS Race.
Virtual PLUS FAQ
Can I get a refund?
I’m not familiar with a virtual race, what is it?
A Virtual PLUS race is one that you run or walk at whatever location and time suits you best. Packet pickup will be at a curbside location, mailed, or hand delivered. Runners finish their race miles on their own time at their preferred location.
Why can’t you have the actual race?
While our intentions and planning are focused on producing the same great Naperville Half Marathon & 5K that runners enjoy each year, unfortunately this year’s pandemic has understandably caused most 2020 events across the country to be cancelled or postponed. While conditions continue to change daily the health and well-being of all participants and spectators is our utmost concern and decisions will always be made with that as our #1 priority.
What about my Legacy streak?
If you pick up your packet and the race becomes virtual, then you will receive credit for your Legacy streak this year.
What if I don’t want to run a virtual race?
Unfortunately, if the decision is made that the race will be virtual your only other option would be to defer your entry to 2021 prior to 9/1/2020.
Can I run a shorter race than I registered for?
As is our policy each year, runners can always run any distance shorter than what they registered for and still be an official finisher.
What if you have the race and but I’m uncomfortable being around others at that time?
If the actual race is determined to be safe and permitted based on health and safety guidelines but a runner would prefer not to participate they can run their own virtual race.
Can I register for just a virtual race?
No, unfortunately we need to prepare as if the actual race will occur with virtual being a second scenario.
What about my Triple Crown/Valley Ville medal?
If you signed up for these and meet the qualifications, upon finishing the Naperville Half you will receive (along with your many other items listed above) your Challenge Medal too!
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.