Distance Challenge

2020 CHICAGOLAND DISTANCE CHALLENGE™

Attention Chicagoland Triple Crown hopefuls! We understand that race cancellations are out of your control. Due to this unique circumstance, for 2020 only, any qualifying Chicagoland Triple Crown race cancelled in March or April will still count towards your Chicagoland Triple Crown medal, as long as you email proof of registration to info@naperville26.com.

It’s BIG and it’s BACK for 2020!
Complete our Chicagoland Distance Challenge™& you’ll earn a BIG reward!
Chicagoland Triple Crown and Valley & ‘Ville medals are available
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – REGISTER EARLY!

 

Runners interested in the Chicagoland Triple Crown OR Valley & ‘Ville medal MUST register by 6 p.m. CST on Thursday, October 15th!

Note: All Distance Challenge Medals MUST be picked up in the Naperville Half Marathon & 5K Awards area ON RACE DAY. Medals will not be mailed after the race

Earn your BIG BLING by completing ONE of the following:

Valley & ‘Ville™ – The TWO-Race Challenge*

Run the Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon OR Fall Final 20 on September 20 AND the Naperville Half Marathon on October 18 to complete the Valley & ‘Ville two-race challenge to earn the Valley &’Ville medal.

Learn more about the Fox Valley Marathon!

NEW for 2020!

Valley & ‘Ville™ 5K Challenge

Run the Fox Valley 5K on September 20 AND the Naperville 5K on October 18 to complete the Valley & ‘Ville 5K challenge to earn the Valley &’Ville 5K medal.

Learn more about the Fox Valley 5K!

2020 Valley & ‘Ville medal

Size: Approximately 6″

*This is a pre-production design. Final medal may vary.

2020 Valley & ‘Ville 5K medal

Size: Approximately 2.75″

*This is a pre-production design. Final medal may vary.

Chicagoland Triple Crown™ – The THREE-Race Challenge***

Complete the Valley & ‘Ville requirements, plus  either the 3/22 8K,  7/19 10K, or any one race 10 miles or longer in the City of Chicago beginning March 2020 through 10/11.

The Healthy Driven Naperville 5K will qualify for your Chicagoland Triple Crown race and Legacy medal IF you are listed online as an official finisher of a 26.2 mile race in the city of Chicago the weekend of 10/10 and 10/11.

Complete the three-race challenge and you’ll earn the Chicagoland Triple Crown medal.

2020 Chicagoland Triple Crown medal

*This is a pre-production design. Final medal may vary.

Current Race Options***

Marathon
  • 4/5 Marathon (in Chicago)
  • 10/11 Marathon (in Chicago)
Half Marathon
  • 3/TBD (in Chicago)
  • 4/4 (in Chicago)
  • 5/17 Half Marathon ( in Chicago)
  • 6/7 Half Marathon (in Chicago)
  • 7/19 Half Marathon (in Chicago)
  • 9/12(Chicago)
  • 9/27 (Chicago)
10 Mile
  • 4/18 (in Chicago)
  • 5/23 (in Chicago)
6 Mile
  • 7/19 (Chicago)
8K
  • 3/22 (in Chicago)

How BIG is the BLING?

These are past Chicagoland Triple Crown and Valley & ‘Ville medals.

Register for your Chicagoland Distance Challenge medal
as a free option within your Naperville registration.


Valley & ‘Ville Registration Instructions:

Step 1: Register for each race individually – Naperville Half Marathon and the Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, OR Fall Final 20 or Naperville 5K and Fox Valley 5K for the Valley & ‘Ville 5K Challenge. Note: First name, last name, and date of birth must be an exact match on all registrations.

Step 2: Register for the Valley and Ville two-Race Challenge (No fee required) as a part of your Naperville Half Marathon registration.

Step 3: Confirm your Valley & ‘Ville registration within your Naperville Half Marathon registration confirmation.

Chicagoland Triple Crown ™ Registration Instructions:

Step 1: Register for each race individually- Naperville Half Marathon, Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon OR Fall Final 20, plus  one of the races listed above.

Step 2: Register for the Chicagoland Triple Crown three-race Challenge (No fee required) as a part of your Naperville Half Marathon registration.
Step 3: Confirm your Chicagoland Triple Crown registration within your Naperville Half Marathon registration confirmation.

Chicagoland Distance Challenge FAQ


How do I register for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge?

Register for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge ™ during your Naperville registration (no fee required). Your First Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth must be an exact match in all race registrations to qualify.

Is there a cost to register for the Distance Challenge?

No, all costs for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge will be covered by the Naperville Half Marathon Races. This is our gift to you in recognition of your achievement! Just ONE of the many reasons that runners come back to Naperville every year.

Am I automatically registered for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge when I sign up for each race?

No. You must register for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge(TM) during your Naperville registration (no fee required).

What if I use a different name or birth date on one of my registrations?

Contact the race director and correct your registration information for the race that is wrong. For Naperville, email us at info@naperville26.com and include the incorrect name or birthdate you used and the corrected information.

How can I confirm that I’m officially registered for the challenge and will get a medal?

Your Naperville confirmation will show your Chicagoland Distance Challenge registration information.

I’m already registered for Naperville? Can I still register for the Challenge?

Yes! while medals are still available, you can. Add a Challenge registration, switch up to the 3-Race, switch down to the 2-Race, or change your Chicago race as you confirm your Naperville Registration. (while still available)

Can I switch my Chicago race option, or switch between the two-race and three-race option?

Yes, while medals are still available, you can. Add a Challenge registration, switch up to the 3-Race, switch down to the 2-Race, or change your Chicago race as you confirm your Naperville Registration. (while still available) Learn more.

Can I get both a two-race and three-race medal?

No. You must choose either the two-race challenge or the three-race challenge when you register.

What if I don’t finish one of the races?

You must be an official finisher of each race to qualify. Official finisher status is based on on-line published results. If you do not finish your Chicago race, update your Challenge registration information and register for a different Chicago race.

If I don’t finish my Chicago race, can I still get a two-race medal?

Only if you change your Challenge registration to the 2-Race (while available). If you’re registered for the Chicagoland Triple Crown, you must finish all three selected races to receive a medal.

When and where do I get my Chicagoland Distance Challenge medal?

Awards will be given at the Chicagoland Distance Challenge tent at the Naperville Half Marathon Race village.

I still have a question. What should I do?

For additional questions, send us an email at info@naperville26.com

* Must be an official finisher of each race to qualify.
** Must be an official finisher of each race to qualify.
*** This promotion is not affiliated with any other running events in the chicagoland area. Based on published results as of October 11, 2020. Medals awarded at the CHICAGOLAND DISTANCE CHALLENGE™ tent at the Naperville Half Marathon Race Village. Medal width approximately 6″. Final medal design subject to change.

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