Sunday, October 22, 2017 • Naperville, IL • Course Map
Nearly 2,800 runners crossed the finish line at the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon in 2016, at a race that features a largely fast and flat course here less than an hour outside Chicago. New for 2017 are the retiring of the full marathon course and the introduction of the 5k course.
The race begins near the Naperville city center along Eagle Street, alongside the campus of Naperville Central High School and across the street from Naperville Cemetery and Sportsman Park. From there, the course heads west and then north, over the DuPage River and running alongside Naperville North High School before heading south again.
The final half of the half marathon unfolds through residential neighborhoods and past Pioneer Park, before heading around the Naper Settlement, an outdoor history museum whose most notable structure is probably the 12-room Martin Mitchell Mansion, which dates back to 1883.
Runners cross the finish line back in front of the lake along Eagle Street, and then make their way to the post-race party. The average finishing time for the half marathon in 2013 was 2:15:54, while the average finish time for the full marathon was 4:23:59.
There is a strict 3 hour time limit for the half marathon, so all runners should enter the race ready to finish within the time limit.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the western suburbs of Chicago, roughly a 45-minute drive from downtown, Naperville typically sees temperatures between 42ºF and 67ºF in October, when precipitation amounts average about 2.6 inches for the month, ranking roughly in the middle of driest-to-wettest months.
On race day (Oct. 22), the average low is 40ºF and the average high is 63ºF.
- 2016 Naperville Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Naperville Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Naperville Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Naperville Half Marathon Results
See race website
To reserve your spot in the fall 2017 running of the Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon or Half Marathon race, register online at Events.com here.
Official Race Website
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