COVID-19 Updates

The Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K is Going VIRTUAL!

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Statement From the Race Directors

Thank you for being patient as we navigate through this difficult time. We ALL want to get back to racing as we knew it before COVID-19. We’ve been waiting and hoping by some chance it would happen for the 2020 Naperville Half Marathon & 5K. However, we’ve reached a critical time in planning where a decision must be made. Given what we know right now, we feel the responsible decision is to implement a VIRTUAL PLUS race for the 2020 Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K.
As with a typical virtual race, A Virtual PLUS race is one that you run or walk at whatever location and time suits you best between October 1st and October 31st, but ours is different in that we offer the PLUS:
  • A race shirt (as ordered at time of registration)
  • 2020 commemorative medal
  • Personalized race bib (Must register before 9/1)
  • Race gloves (Available to the first 1,000 to register for curbside packet pickup)
  • Age Group Champion Coffee Mug Award (Must register for curbside packet pickup by 9/1 and limited to the first 1,000 to register)
  • Multi-Year Streak Legacy Medal (Based on registration selection and qualification)
  • 5-Year Legacy Quarter Zip (Based on registration selection and qualification)
  • 6″ Chicagoland Triple Crown or Valley & ‘Ville Medal (Based on Registration – Pickup with your Naperville packet)
  • 2.75″ Valley & ‘Ville 5K Challenge Medal (Based on Registration – Pickup with your Naperville packet
  • 2020 Rebate – $20 (13.1), $5 (5K) (Existing registrations only)
  • New Virtual PLUS race discounted pricing (new registrations)
  • 2021 Discount: $10 off discount for the half marathon (Cannot be combined with any other offers)

Whether you’re a multi-year Legacy runner or a first timer, we sincerely hope you choose to run with us (virtually) in 2020. As a small business, we thank each and every one of you for your support. We look forward to seeing you in person at the Start Line in 2021!

2020 Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K Race Shirts, Bling, and Awards!

2020 Healthy Driven Half Marathon & 5K Race Shirt

2020 Healthy Driven Half Marathon & 5K Quarter Zip

2020 Healthy Driven Half Marathon Finisher Medal

2020 Healthy Driven 5K Finisher Medal

Legacy Medals

5 Year Finisher Quarter Zip

Age Group Champion Coffee Mug Award

Chicagoland Triple Crown
(per registration)

Valley & ‘Ville
(per registration)

Virtual PLUS FAQ

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately as is customary and necessary in race production there are no refunds.  However, we do offer race deferral options each year.

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?

Registered runners can defer their 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.

How do I register for the virtual race?

What about my Triple Crown/Valley Ville medal?

If you signed up for these and meet the qualifications, upon finishing the VIRTUAL Naperville Half you will receive (along with your many other items listed above) your Challenge Medal too! If your Chicago race was cancelled you have TWO options to earn a Chicagoland Triple Crown medal. Send us proof of registration for your Chicago race via email at info@naperville26.com OR run 13.1 or higher anywhere in the chicagoland area by 9/30, take a selfie during or after your run and send it to us via email at info@naperville26.com. You MUST choose your challenge race at the time on your Naperville registration to qualify.

How will Packet Pickup work?

Packet pickup will be available by your choice of curbside or mail. See our Packet Pickup page for details.

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.

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