Race Day Information
Race Day Details
Date: October 21, 2018
Start Time: 7 a.m. for the Half Marathon and 7:15 a.m. for the 5K
Start/Finish Location: The race begins on EAGLE St., just north of Aurora Ave.
Gear Check Location: Lower level of the Naperville Municipal Center parking deck, 400 S. Eagle St.
Start/Finish, port-a-potties, food tents and more!
- 2018 Race Village Map (PDF)
Runner and spectators are advised to ARRIVE EARLY to allow time to find parking and get settled before heading to the Start Line. Runners and spectators have two options for parking: Parking decks/lots, and on-street parking (limited). There is also a runner drop off/pick up area within walking distance to the Start/Finish Line.
Parking is FREE in all downtown Naperville parking decks, municipal surface lots and on-street. There are no time limits for vehicles parked downtown on Sunday.
Public Surface Lots and Parking Decks
- Centennial Beach Parking Lot, 500 W. Jackson Ave.
- Central Parking Facility, 75 E. Chicago Ave. Note: Levels 2 and 3 are accessible from Jefferson Ave.
- Central Park On-Street Parking, 104 E. Benton Ave.
- Paw Paw Parking Lot, 100 W. Van Buren Ave.
- Riverview Parking Lot, accessible from Webster St., between Jackson Ave. and Jefferson Ave.
- Van Buren Parking Deck, 43 W. Van Buren Ave.
- Van Buren Parking Lot, 44 W. Van Buren Ave.
- Water Street Parking Facility, 120 Water St.
- Naperville Metro Station Burlington Lot, 22 E. 5th Ave. (.9 miles from the Start/Finish)
ADA Parking and Viewing
ADA Parking is located in all of the public parking lots and decks throughout Downtown Naperville. Download the city’s ADA parking guide here. Additional ADA parking will be available at the Nichols Library Parking lot, located at Webster St. and Jefferson Ave.
Each bib contains a QR code that will allow runners to easily access their results after they cross the finish line. Download a QR reader app, scan the code and view your results. It’s that easy!
Food Tent Ticket
Each race bib contains a ticket to access the food tent area. Keep your food ticket attached to your bib during the race. You may apply tape to the back of your bib to secure the ticket, if desired.
Post Race Celebration Drink Ticket
Each bib contains a drink ticket good for one beverage at any establishment participating in the Post-Race Celebration. The drink ticket must match the bib number in order to redeem. Keep your drink ticket attached to your bib during the race. You may apply tape to the back of your bib to secure the ticket, if desired. Learn more about the Post Race Celebration.
Gear Check Tag
Each bib contains a tag to attach to your official Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon gear bag. You must have this tag in order to check your gear.
Navigating race day street closures is easier thanks to the City of Naperville’s partnership with Waze, a crowdsourced smartphone navigation app to share information about the race route and suggested alternative routes. For more information about this app, or to download it, visit www.naperville.il.us/waze.
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.