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Fun for Everyone

Family Fun along the Fox

Brought to you by the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles and St. Charles Kiwanis - supporting over 20 children focused charities in St. Charles and enhancements and improvements to the St. Charles river frontage.
All Ages

All new Fox River 5K Run

Challenge yourself to run this new course for 2020.
Course is chiptimed and certified.
All Ages

Colonial Cafe Ice Cream Color Run

Run or walk in the park,
all ages and skill levels are welcome.
Ages 6 - 17 years

Ninja Obstacle Course

Ninja training challenge course
including 20' climbing wall
Kids ages 3 - 6 years

The Ivy Academy
Kids Zone

Obstacle Courses, Balloon Twisting, Magician,
Face Painting and Much More..
Team of 20

Pride of the Fox
Dragon Boat Races

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce

Health and Wellness Fair

Explore +40 local providers of products and services
to enhance personal health and wellness.


Events - Info & Pricing

All new Fox River 5K Run

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

A +10 year St. Charles tradition with a new scenic twist. Start in one of St. Charles oldest neighborhoods overlooking the historic Pottawatomie Park and then enjoy the natural beauty of the Fox River shoreline.
Award presentations at 9:30 AM.


$35.00/per person




Colonial Cafe Ice Cream Color Run

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

This inclusive event is a family favorite as participants walk or run through clouds of neon colors and emerge with unique tie-dye like shirts, faces and hair.


$10.00/per person




The Ivy Academy Kids Zone

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A fun and challenging inclusive obstacle and agility course combined with children's games and activities.


$5.00/per person




Ninja Obstacle Course

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

A creative and fun ninja training challenge course and competition including a 20' climbing wall, side by side inflatable obstacle course and a 65' long inflatable ninja training course.


$10.00/per person




Pride of the Fox Dragon Boat Races

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Saturday June 13, 2020
Sunday June 14, 2020 - Dragon boat racing finals only

Return of the dragon boat races on the Fox River.
An ancient Chinese competition of strength, endurance and team work as 20 rowers synchronize their paddles to the beat of a lion drum and strive to grasp the flag before their side by side competition. Racing instruction provided in the days leading to this two day competition.





Family Pass

Family Pass includes up to 5 family members for these events:

• All new Fox River 5K Run

• Colonial Cafe Ice Cream Color Run

• Ivy Academy Kids Zone

• Ninja Obstacle Course


$100.00/per family (up to 5 members)





Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, June 11

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Packet Pick-up for pre-registered event participants at Dick Pond Athletics, 303 N 2nd St, St. Charles, IL 60174.

All Day Schduled Events

Saturday, June 13

All events at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles, IL unless otherwise noted.


6:30 am | On-site registration opens in Main Pavilion Note: Dragon Boat teams must be preregistered and a limited number of team slots are available.


7:30 am | Fox River 5K Run starts - On north 2nd Avenue, just east of Pottawatomie Golf Course parking lot.


8:00 am - 8:30 am | Awakening the Dragon Ceremony.


8:00 am - 2:00 pm | St. Charles Health & Wellness Fair.


8:30 am - 4:00 pm | Dragon Boat Races.


8:30 am | Fox River 5K Run awards ceremonies - Main Pavilion in Pottawatomie Park.


9:00 am | Colonial Cafe Color Run.


9:00 am - 2:00 pm | The Ivy Academy Kids Zone  - ages 3-6.


9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Ninja Obstacle Course - ages 6 – 17.

Dragon Boat Races - Semi and Finals

Sunday, June 14

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dragon Boat Races - semi and finals.



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our sponsors

Supporting 30+ local children’s charities & Fox River riverfront enhancements


$10,000 PRESENTING Sponsor

  • Exclusive naming rights for 2019 Heart of the Fox
  • All incentives of Event Name Sponsor

$5,000 EVENT NAME Sponsor

  • Exclusive naming rights for either 5K, Kid Zone or Tug of War category
  • Promotion six months prior to event
  • All incentives of Platinum Sponsor

$2,500 PLATINUM Sponsor

  • Preferred company logo placement on all electronic & print advertising, registration and event day materials
  • All incentives of Gold Sponsor

$1,000 GOLD Sponsor

  • Recognition brick on the Riverwalk
  • Company logo on all printed materials
  • Company logo on all eBlasts
  • All incentives of Silver Sponsor

$500 SILVER Sponsor

  • Company logo linked to your website on all electronic promotions
  • All incentives of Bronze Sponsor

$300 BRONZE Sponsor

  • Complementary company-staffed booth with signage
  • Logo placement on event tshirt
  • All incentives of Event Contributor

$100 EVENT Sponsor

  • Logo on day-of-event banner and event website

Why become a sponsor?

  • Get maximum exposure for your brand/company
  • 10-year history of event success
  • Exposure to 10,000+ runners
  • Anticipating well over 2,500 participants in 2020, doubling the size of the 2019 event


  • Numerous brand recognition opportunities, including naming an event or sponsoring a specific event component
  • Limited spots for naming sponsors for each specific event

The list of options is available upon request.

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