Distance Challenge

2019 CHICAGOLAND DISTANCE CHALLENGE™

It’s BIG and it’s BACK for 2019! Complete our Chicagoland Distance Challenge™ and you’ll earn a BIG reward!

Chicagoland Triple Crown and Valley & ‘Ville medals are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – REGISTER EARLY!

Earn your BIG BLING by completing ONE of the following:

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

Run any distance at the Fox Valley Marathon Races on September 22 AND the Naperville Half Marathon on October 20. Complete the Valley & ‘Ville two-race challenge to earn the Valley &’Ville medal.

2019 Valley & ‘Ville medal design is COMING SOON!

Learn more about the Fox Valley Marathon!

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

Complete the Valley & ‘Ville requirements, plus  either the  3/24 Shamrock 8K, 7/21 Rock & Roll 10K, or any one race 10 miles or longer in the City of Chicago beginning 3/16 through 10/13.

NEW FOR 2019!  2019 Chicago Marathon published official finishers as of 10/15/19 can use the Healthy Driven 5K OR Half Marathon to earn the Chicagoland Triple Crown!

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

 

2019 Chicagoland Triple Crown medal design is COMING SOON!


Current race options:

Marathon

Half Marathons

  • 3/16 Get Lucky Half Marathon
  • 4/6 Chi Town 13.1
  • 5/19 Byline Bank Half Marathon
  • 7/21 Rock & Roll Half Marathon
  • 9/29 Chicago Half Marathon

10 mile

  • 4/13 Lakefront 10
  • 5/25 Soldier Field 10

6 Mile

  • 7/21

6 Mile

  • 7/21 Rock and Roll 10K

5 Mile

  • 3/24 Shamrock Shuffle

How BIG is the BLING?

These are the 2017 Chicagoland Triple Crown and Valley & ‘Ville medals. The 2019 designs are COMING SOON!


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 Fox Valley Marathon Races. 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 of your Naperville Half Marathon registration confirmation.

Chicagoland Triple Crown ™ Registration

Step 1: Register for each race individually- Naperville Half Marathon, Fox Valley Marathon Races, plus  either the  3/24 Shamrock 8K, 7/21 10K, or any one race 10 miles or longer in the City of Chicago beginning 3/16 through 10/13.
NEW FOR 2019!  2019 Chicago Marathon published official finishers as of 10/15/19 can use the Healthy Driven 5K OR Half Marathon to earn the Chicagoland Triple Crown!

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 of your Naperville Half Marathon registration confirmation (or your Naperville 5K registration confirmation for 2019 Chicago Marathon finishers only).


Chicagoland Distance Challenge FAQ

  1. How do I register for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge?
    Register for the Chicagoland Distance Challenge ™ during your Naperville Half Marathon registration (no fee required). Your First Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth must be an exact match in all race registrations to qualify.
  2. 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. 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.
  3. 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 ™ during your Naperville Half Marathon registration (no fee required).
  4. What if I use a different name or birth date on one of my registrations?
    Contact your 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 Races village.
  13. 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 15, 2019. 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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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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