Marathon info

NEW! Because we sold out so quickly in 2013, we've doubled the number of runners for 2014! The race will also be run entirely on streets to give you lots of room.


The Marathon will start and end at Naperville Central High School with the post race party at Knoch Park.The race will wind through and showcase the city of Naperville, Illinois.


The 2014 Naperville Marathon will be a 2016 Boston Marathon qualifying race.


This year's Naperville Marathon will be held entirely within Naperville. The marathon will wind through and showcase the city of Naperville.


Each finisher in the Naperville Marathon will receive their marathon finisher's medal when they cross the finish line.


• See 2014 RUNNER INFO - FAQS.


Marathon Course Map


2014 Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon Course Map

Please check the elevation chart at the bottom of the map. The first half of the course is flat and fast while the second half of the course may be more challenging to runners.


Marathon Course Video


Our friends at John Greene Realtor have put together a course video for the 2014 Naperville Marathon Course. Take a look:


Naperville Marathon Course 2014


Course video shot by John Greene Realtor

Naperville Marathon Course 2014 from Thomas Hartmann on Vimeo.



Race start/end Location


Both races will start together at 7:00 AM. To lessen overcrowding on the course, runners start in waves based on pace. Chip timing will help insure a congestion-free start. More pace group info.


The Marathon will start and end on Hillside Road next to Naperville Central High School in downtown Naperville, Illinois. Post race festivities will be held in Knoch Park next to the high school.


Cool Weather ! Hot Fun !


November may just be the perfect month for running long distances - cooler temperatures usually mean faster finishes.


Don't worry about cool temperatures at the start, we'll have a warm building and heated tents for your use.


Once you finish, and have your finisher's medal around your neck, it is time to join the party in the Celebration Village in Knoch Park, adjacent to the finish line. There you will find hot and cold food, beer, live music and activities for all ages!


Two Brothers Brewing Co Whole Foods Naperville



start line



"Great community support, loved that the neighborhoods came out and cheered us on!"
~ Beth P.






start line




Marathon Course Map


Click on the image below to see the course map:
(large PDF file may take time to load.)


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©2014 Naperville Marathon