Virtual Race Option
The Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K strives to meet the needs of all runners. We’re excited to offer a Virtual Option designed for runners who are not comfortable with an in person race, cannot make it to Naperville on race day, but want to be an official finisher for multi-year and multi-race awards, and runners who are unable to maintain the minimum pace requirements for the live race.
The Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon, 10K & 5K virtual race option is only available to addresses in the contiguous United States.
There is a $15 registration premium for the Virtual Race Option to cover the cost of postage and handling.
Runners must select the virtual option by Sunday, October 15th,
Run Anytime, Anywhere, October 1-31
The Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Virtual Race Option allows you the flexibility to run your race anytime, anywhere throughout the month of October.
What’s included in the virtual race packet?
- Race bib (minus beer ticket), finisher medal, Chicagoland Distance Challenge Medal, and race gear, as ordered at the time of registration.
- Legacy medal – consecutive year medals for repeat race finishers (as qualified).
- Legacy Premium Awards (quarter zip and tumbler) must be picked up in person.
Virtual Race Packet Distribution
All virtual runners have the option to pick up their packet at the Expo or St.Charles (pre-registration required for the St. Charles option is required). All virtual runner packets not picked up will be mailed by 11/15.
How Do I Report my Virtual Results?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what distance you finished. All virtual results will be reported on the Legacy Page of the website.
When do I Run my Virtual Race?
Run your virtual Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K race anytime, anywhere, 10/1-10/31.
Why is there a $15 Upcharge for the Virtual Option?
The additional charge covers postage, mailing materials, and time required to assemble mailed packets.
Does the Virtual Option Qualify Me for My Multi-Year Legacy Streak Medal or Award?
Yes, Consecutive year finishers of any virtual Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K distance will receive an extra medal commemorating their streak. Restrictions apply for the Fox Valley 5K. See the Legacy Awards page for details.
Does the Naperville Virtual Option Qualify for my Multi-Race Chicagoland Triple Crown or Valley & 'Ville Medal?
Yes! See the distance change page for details.
Does the Virtual Race Offer Deferrals, Exchanges or Refunds?
Race deferrals are available. Restrictions apply. See our race deferral page for details. There are no exchanges or refunds.
Does the Virtual Race Qualify Me for Overall and Age Group Awards?
No, overall and age group awards are only available to live participants.
Will I be an Official Finisher?
Yes! You will be official finisher, but you will not have a finisher time or be eligible for overall awards or age group awards.
Can I Upgrade to the Virtual Race Option?
Yes! You can upgrade to the Virtual Race Option here until 8/31.
Can I Run in Person if I Register for the Virtual Race?
To run in person, you must click here to select the live race option by 11:59 p.m. CST on 9/30. The $15 premium is non-refundable. This option is based on availability.
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.