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EVENT INFORMATION

 
Date : Sunday March 17, 2024
Time : 5K and Half Marathon Start at 7:00am CT


Location : Wilder Promenade 
350 N. River Street, Aurora, IL 60506

 

Experience what Aurora has to offer.  Start your run in the beautiful Wilder Promenade, winding through the Fox River Trail paths, passing by River Edge Park and the new pedestrian walkway, take in the scenic bike paths and complete your run back at Wilder Promenade. Earn your finishers SWAG and relish your post race glory at the after party.

NEW IN 2024:

USATF Certified Course Distance

Mile Markers 

More Vendors

Results Table

Warming Station (Weather Dependent)

CHARITY

Supporting Athletics within East Aurora (D131) and West Aurora (D129) Public School Districts

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The A+ Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that raises money to enhance the opportunities of the students and staff of the West Aurora School District.  The goals of the A+ Foundation are to enrich the curriculum of West Aurora School District 129, inspire excellence in students and staff, expand opportunities for community involvement and foster alumni connections. The Mission of A+ is to support and promote educational, cultural and charitable programs for the students and alumni of School District 129. Support is provided through grants, programs, special events and scholarships to enhance lifelong learning opportunities for recipients. We are fortunate to be able to support all of our students through many of our initiatives including Fund-A-Need teacher grants, Advanced Placement, $1.00 per student principal program, scholarships, Excellence in Education and more with the generosity of our community’s contributions to public education in Aurora.
For additional info go to:
https://aplusfoundation.sd129.org/

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The Aurora East Educational Foundation (AEEF) was established in 1993 to provide funds and resources for the enhancement and enrichment of the educational programs and activities of East
Aurora School District 131. The AEEF attracts private funds and resources to support programs and services not funded with tax dollars. The AEEF is a not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation directed and governed by a group of private citizens, most of whom are graduates of East Aurora High School or district residents.  Over the last 8 years, the AEEF has been able to provide over $355,000 in Scholarships for Students and Mini-Grants for Teachers w/in EASD 131 and assisted D131 in securing over $1,241,000 in grant funds. The mini-grant award program has been well received by teachers and staff throughout the entire district and the scholarship program has grown dramatically on an annual basis. The 3 tiers of the AEEF Scholarship Program comprise: Students Pursuing a Degree in Education, High Achieving Students who have Excelled Academically throughout their High School Career, and Students Pursuing a Career Path in Vocational Studies. Join us for one of our many events throughout the year and help us achieve our mission of improving
the educational experience for the thousands of D131 students. For additional info go to:
https://www.d131.org/aurora-east-education-foundation/

PRICING

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RACE SCHEDULE

Race Day

06:00 am - 06:45 am : Race Day Registration
06:00 am - 06:45 am : Packet Pickup

07:00 am - Half Marathon Race Starts

07:30 am - 5K Race Starts

11:00 am - Race Ends

09:00 am - 01:00 pm - After Party

This race has a 4-hour cutoff

A trailer will follow the course 15 minutes behind the start of the race and traveling at a 17:00 pace per mile.  If this trailer catches up to you, you will be asked to step of the course as you will not finish in time for the roads to re-open.  The trailer is paced to finish the race in just under 4 hours.

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Packet Pickup

Dick Pond Athletics - Lisle

2775 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL 60532

 

 

 

Dates and Times 

TBD

Event Calendar

09/13/2023 : Registration Opens
03/01/2024:  Last Day to Register and guarantee a Race Shirt
03/16/2024:  Online Registration Closes

SWAG AND PRIZES

Half Marathon

All Half Marathon registrants will receive Aurora inspired windbreakers and finishers will receive a medal.

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5K Run / Walk

All 5K registrants will receive Aurora inspired T-Shirt

All race finishers ages 17 and under will receive a medal.

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AGE GROUP AWARDS

All participants that complete the Aurora Half Marathon will receive an official finisher's medal and will be eligible to receive an age group award for winning their age group.  The overall top male and female in each age group will receive their awards at the main stage at Rivers Edge Park after race party.  There are no age group awards for the 5K.

Awards will be given to the first place runner in each of the following ages groups for the Half Marathon.  

  • Ages 19 and under (Male and Female)

  • Ages 20-29 (Male and Female)

  • Ages 30-39 (Male and Female)

  • Ages 40-49 (Male and Female)

  • Ages 50-59 (Male and Female)

  • Ages 60-69 (Male and Female)

  • Ages 70 + (Male and Female)

PACERS

Dick Pond Athletics will be providing pacers for the race.  The pacers provided are experienced and will help guide you to a personal best, a first time finish, or to reach your goal, whatever it may be. 

HALF MARATHON PACE GROUPS
1:30 GOAL FINISH TIME (6:52 min/mile)

1:45 GOAL FINISH TIME (8:01 min/mile)

2:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (9:09 min/mile)

2:15 GOAL FINISH TIME (10:18 min/mile)

2:30 GOAL  FINISH TIME (11:27 min/mile)

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COURSE MAPS AND PARKING

Half Marathon

5K Run / Walk

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Parking can be found on both sides of the river in Public Parking lots as identified in the aerial picture below.

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PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

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FAQ

What if I can't come to the race?

Worth Your Mile Running is committed to providing an excellent running experience and although we do not provide refunds for races under any circumstances, we understand life does have a way of changing your plans and do allow participants to transfer their registration to another runner.  Instructions on how to complete this process can be found in the registration pages.

Transfers will be allowed for races of the same distance or a shorter distance.  Transfers to longer distances can be done with the new participant paying the difference between the races costs based on the cost at the time of the transfer and not at the time of the original purchase.  There will be a $2.00 transfer fee for all transfers.

What if the weather is bad? This is March in the Midwest.  There is a possibility it will be warm and sunny or it could snow.  The race will be held regardless of weather with the exception of lightning, which will delay the start and will be a race day decision. 

Can someone pickup my packet for me? Yes.  Please make sure that you provide your friend with the registration confirmation for them to pick up your packet for you.

Is the race chip timed? Yes.  Timing will be provided by J3 Timing and a link to results will be provided after the race.

Is there race day packet pickup? Yes.  You can pick up your packet and bib the morning of the race starting at 6:00am

Are Headphones, Strollers or Pets allowed? As it is a public course, we do not encourage or suggest headphone be worn.  Strollers are welcome and we highly suggest that walkers and strollers line up at the back.  Pets must follow the rules set forth by the Kane County Park District and are welcome as long as they are leashed.

RESULTS AND PICTURES

2023 Results

2023 Race Pictures

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