Fundraising Opportunities

Fundraising Opportunities

Be a part of the Naperville Marathon Races Charity Program, which has helped charities raise over $750,000 for local, regional, and national charities over the three years of the event. The 2016 Charity Program Partner application is NOW available! Download the application here.


The 2016 Charity Program is 3-tiered, allowing charities of all different
capabilities the opportunity to be involved.


Charity Hero Teams: teams of 15 or more charity runners get a Charity Hero
entry discount and extra runner benefits in exchange for a fundraising commitment
to one of our Charity Hero Charities.


Recipient Charities: The race donates surplus supplies (food, water, and used clothing) to selected charities.


Charity Mile Teams: Charities with or without a Charity Hero team can be involved and raise awareness for their cause by supplying 10 race-day volunteers (and optionally promotional tents, banners, and signage) to help marshal, cheer, and promote their cause in a Charity Mile section of the course.



About Us

Sponsored by Edward-Elmhurst Health, the Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon draws participants from across the globe to Naperville’s lively downtown, historic sights and beautiful neighborhoods. The event has established itself as one of the premier endurance events in the Midwest and Naperville as a destination for running enthusiasts. Runners – from beginners to Boston hopefuls – will delight in the kinetic atmosphere and well-managed course, made possible by extensive volunteer and spectator support.