Frequently Asked Questions-Team YEF

Got questions about the race on Team YEF? Find out more information here.


how do i register to run ?

  1. Apply to Team YEF. When you register to run on behalf of Yorkville Educational Foundation, you receive a discounted race fee. Once you complete your registration, you will receive a coupon code and link to complete your race registration through the Fox Valley Marathon Website.

  1. Decide on your race

    • Progressive marathon (not eligible for discount)

    • Half-marathon

    • 20 miler

    • Full Marathon

  2. Complete your registration through the the Fox Valley Marathon website.

    • Make sure you sign up as a charity or club runner for your race choice

    • Use you discount code for your race (not included for the progressive marathon)


what benefits do i receive for being a team yef runner?

  1. Fundraising support including a personal fundraising page

  2. Race day running shirt

  3. Private Facebook group for support and fundraising ideas

how much money do i need to raise?

We ask for $115, but you can always raise more! Remember, half of the money you raise goes directly back to the school of your choice, so everyone wins.

how do I collect donations and where do i send them?

  • Set up your personal online fundraising page. Your supporters can donate safely and securely through our website, and receive a tax donation letter and receipt.

  • Send donations directly to us via mail. Remember to include your name so that we can update your fundraising totals.
    Yorkville Educational Foundation
    602 Center Parkway #A
    Yorkville, IL 60560

  • Contact us and will arrange a pick up for school fundraising

i need some help fundraising. what are some fun, easy ideas?

  • Share your personal fundraising page through your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Let people know why you’re raising money, and how the money will be used.

  • Ask your coworkers to support your cause.

  • Enlist your school’s community to help. Involve students, staff and principals. Here’s a few ideas to get you started

    • Hold a school wide Penny War! We’ll even count your change for you once your competition is complete!

    • Have a movie night at school. You can even sell popcorn and water to boost your fundraising

    • Have students cheer you on by asking them to color a shoe for a $1.00 donation. Ask us for a template and directions!

    • Ask your staff or students to bring you $1.00

    • Have a school wide raffle. Some great prizes include lunch with a teacher, principal for a day, or extra recess time

  • If you’re still looking for information, email us for additional ideas!