Join Team YEF and run for a cause!


Fox Valley Marathon offers a variety of races for every fitness level.

Whether you’re an experienced long-distance runner, you’re training for your first half marathon, or you’re able to walk or run 1.2 miles on race day, we want you to join Team YEF. Sign up as a charity hero at this uncrowded, supportive, family-friendly race setting held on September 22nd in historic, downtown St. Charles.

New this year is the progressive marathon option. The Progressive Marathon provides an opportunity for Team YEF runners of all fitness levels to complete a full 26.2 marathon at their own pace. Whether it’s one mile per week, or 5, registered Progressive Marathon runners complete 25 miles on your own, at your pace. Then, on Fox Valley Marathon race day, you finish your final 1.2 miles with hundreds of other runners, cross the finish line, and receive your own Progressive Marathon Medal! Runners 15 years or older can sign up for the Progressive Marathon!

Signing up as a Team YEF runner is easy.

Step 1 – Join the Team

Register to run on behalf of Team YEF. Choose the school you want to represent and the race length you want to run.

Step 2 – Complete your Registration through the Fox Valley Marathon website

After you join the team you’ll receive a charity code that includes a race registration discount.  

Your commitment:

  • Register for and run either the Advocate Health Care half-marathon, 20 miler, or full marathon. Join the other Team YEF runners as you raise money for Yorkville area students.

  • Raise a minimum of $115 for YEF. 50% of the money you raise goes directly back to the District 115 school you represent.

What you’ll receive:

  • Race Registration Discount – $20 (discount is not available for Progressive Marathon)

  • Team YEF race day shirt

  • Fundraising support – you’ll receive your own personal fundraising page to collection donations, plus you’ll receive tons of fundraising support and ideas.

  • Exceptional Race Day Experience – Includes charity hero bib, access to charity village pre-race heated tent, private gear check, and pre and post-race snacks

Do you have additional questions?
Visit our FAQ Page.


27 runners joined the Team YEF challenge by signing up to run in the Advocate Health Care Fox Valley Marathon.  Together we raised nearly $7,300, exceeding our fundraising goal by 40%. $2,500 of the money raised is invested back into the runners schools, while the remaining money funds Foundation priorities including education grants, and YEF’s annual “Fostering Our Future” awards.