Date : Sunday October 17, 2021
Time : Both 5K and 8K Start at 9:00am CT
Location : Fabyan Forest Preserve
1925 S Batavia Ave, Geneva, IL 60134
The motto for this race is #BeatYesterday. Our goal is to provide a race that will allow you to challenge yourself to improve on where you are today. We offer a fast, flat course where you will find support and encouragement in order to help you achieve your desired outcome. Whether it is a new PR or your first 5K/8K, or you are coming off injury and want to get better, no matter what your situation is, if your desire is to #BeatYesterday, this is the race for you.
One of the unique aspects of this race is not just the idea of self improvement with the Beat Yesterday slogan but that we provide you with an additional tool in the quest for improvement. The Challenge Option is made to promote runner comradery and competition. By selecting the Challenge Option, you will be asked for your goal time for the race. After providing this information, you will be matched with another participant that has a similar goal for the same race. Prior to race day, you will be emailed with the name and bib number of the runner you have been matched with. On race day, there will be a Challenge Tent where you can meet your challenge partner. The best part of this matchup is that you can decide to "race" each other and push each other to accomplishing your goal or you can pace each other and support each other on the way to your efforts to Beat Yesterday. Regardless of how you choose to approach the race with your partner, the Challenge Option is one of the most fun aspects of our event.
Additionally, your challenge partner does not have to be a random stranger, although that can be an awesome way to make a new friend who runs your pace. Complete the form below and send a Challenge email to a friend. Once they sign up, you will both be assigned to challenge each other.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (BEFORE OCTOBER 1)
8K Regular Option : $35
8K Challenge Option : $30
5K Regular Option : $30
5K Challenge Option : $25
Virtual Option : $20
REGISTRATION (AFTER OCT 1)
8K Regular Option : $45
8K Challenge Option : $40
5K Regular Option : $40
5K Challenge Option : $35
Virtual Option : $25
This is a 2021 Fox River Trail Runners Circuit Race. For more Circuit Races check out their website.
NOTE: You will only be matched with another runner if you choose the Challenge option
05/01/2021 : Registration Opens
10/01/2021: Last Day to Register and guarantee a Race Shirt
10/16/2021: Online Registration Closes
07:30 am - 08:30 am : Race Day Registration
07:30 am - 08:45 am : Packet Pickup
09:00 am - Race Starts
11:00 am - Race Ends
This race has a 2-hour cutoff
Friday, October 15, 2021
Dick Pond - St. Charles
303 N 2nd St, St. Charles, IL 60174
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Dick Pond - Lisle
2775 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL 60532
12:00pm - 5:00pm
General Race Registration (5K and 8K)
Challenge Option (5K and 8K)
Want to be a part of our event....but just can't make it?
Run with us virtually!
Run anytime between October 1 through October 15, 2021.
Choose your own course, Most importantly….have fun and enjoy the time outside!
Follow these easy steps to prepare for tracking:
1. Download the ASICS Runkeeper™ app to your phone and create an account or scroll down to log into an existing account
2. Follow this link and click "Start Virtual Run" button to add the Beat Yesterday Run to your in-app virtual events
3. To record your run between October 1 through October 15, simply click the flag icon in your app, select the Beat Yesterday Run and follow prompts to start recording
Once you have completed your distance in the app, save your workout and it will automatically post to Race Roster results.
These steps MUST be followed from your Mobile Device
VIEWING AND POSTING MANUAL RESULTS
If you plan to record using another software or tracking device or post manually from what is recorded on your watch, simply head here and "Submit Virtual Result" between October 1 and October 15, 2021 .
2021 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration for the Beat Yesterday 5K / 8K Challenge opens on May 1, 2021
Register and Receive
* Race Shirt
* Race Medal
* Discount at Dick Pond at Packet Pickup
Additional SWAG is still being worked on.
5K: The race will start at Fabyan Forest Preserve on the west side of the river near the Pavilion. The course will head south towards downtown Batavia. You will make a left turn on the sidewalk just before you reach Wilson St. The path will take you across the river on a wooden bridge at which point you will turn left and head north on the east side of the river. Running on the sidewalk for a short while, you will jump back on the trail and run under Fabyan Parkway. You will come to where the Windmill is located and turn left again to cross the river on two bridges. Once across, you will make one final left turn to complete the circuit and finish the 5K a few feet after where you started.
8K: The 8K follows the same path as the 5K except when the course reaches the park where the windmill is located, it will continue to head north on the path for another 0.92 miles. You will reach a turn around point where you will return south on the same path until you reach the bridge by the windmill where you will turn right to cross the river and finish the course the 5K takes.
Fabyan Forest Preserve is located on Route 31 just north of Fabyan Parkway in Batavia.
You can get on Rte 31 from the south in Batavia off Wilson St or from Butterfield and I-88 in North Aurora.
From the North you can head south on Rte 31 from Rte 38 in Geneva or Rte 64 in St. Charles
There is ample parking in Fabyan Forest Preserve but it is a park that is open to the public so I recommend arriving early in case the lot is full. There is overflow parking on the East side of the river by Fabyan Windmill. The entrance to that parking lot can be found on Crissy Avenue just north of Fabyan Parkway. You will need to walk across the bridge to the start finish if you need to park there.
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
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 October 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 Race Time 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 7:30am
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.
COVID-19 AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
Please understand our goal is to provide a safe and fun event where everyone can “Come and Run/Walk Safely”.
ALL Guidelines are as of July 15, 2021. As restrictions change based on Federal, State and Local governments, updates will be made below.
With that in mind, please observe the following guidelines;
If you have a fever, are feeling ill or have been in recent contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19, please do NOT come to the event.
Per the Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations, it is requested a face mask or face covering be worn by anyone who is not vaccinated when not on the race course and social distancing should be observed.
NO SPITTING! Participants should carry their own tissues or hand towel for spitting, blowing nose, wiping sweat, etc., before, during and after their race.
If family members or friends are attending the event with you, they must wear a face mask at all times if not fully vaccinated and we ask that the do not congregate around the finish area.
The following must be followed at all times by all participants:
Stay home if felling ill
Use hand sanitizer
Wear Masks if unvaccinated
Agree to temperature checks if asked
Participants whose actions do not meet the above expectations, and/or are creating a risk for themselves or others, will be asked to leave the event.