Join Laps for Literacy at the Naperville Half Marathon and 5K Races!


Sunday, October 22, 2017


Half Marathon begins at 7:00 AM
5K Races begins at 7:15 AM


Both races begin and end on Webster Street, just north of Aurora Avenue in Naperville.

Our Literacy DuPage Running HEROES:

Patrick Flickinger

Mary Howenstine

Teri Laliberte

Therese McMahon

Ixta Rosa

Tori Sargis

Sue Talbot

Laura Wickramasinghe

Dan Dahlke

Katie Dahlke

Bob Garcia

Kristen Clark

Paul Lindholm

Finley Winters

Bob Sheets

Carol Garcia

Nick McMahon

(ADD your name here!) 

Not a runner?

Be part of our fundraising team!

Motivate our runners with a financial contribution to their cause. Donate to Laps for Literacy and you will be entered into our raffle drawing for the chance to WIN prizes and gift cards from local businesses!

Thank you to our raffle sponsors: Tasting DeVine, Signature Fitness Naperville, Blackberry Market, and Cooper’s Hawk.

Register today to run with Laps for Literacy:

1. Sign up to be a Literacy DuPage Hero

Join our Laps for Literacy running team and pledge to raise $150 for Literacy DuPage. To join the team, simply complete this Laps for Literacy contact form by September 30.

2. Get your race entry discount code

Once you’ve submitted your contact form, watch for an email from us. We’ll send you the race entry discount code you’ll need when registering on the official race website. Your code must be used within 7 days.

3. Use your code to register for the race

Go to the Healthy Driven Naperville “Run for Charity” page, Scroll down and click the REGISTER button, choose your race/fee and continue to personal information form. Under 3) Your Goals, open the optional Program Charity drop-down list and select Literacy DuPage. At the bottom of the form, remember to enter your Promo-Code.


Email Cassandra Shepherd ( or call our office at 630.416.6699.

Sign up now to run with us

Give us a few details about yourself, commit to our fundraising goal, and you’ll be on your way to hero status!

All our charity runners are winners!

Literacy DuPage will provide runners with:
  • Team fundraising page
  • Laps for Literacy Facebook Group
  • Charity gear check
  • Pre- or post-race team dinner at Naperville restaurant
  • Raffle prizes leading up to the race
Charity runners get even more perks than standard-entry runners:
  • Discounted race entry fee
  • Access to charity-runner exclusive village pre-race heated tent & gear check, massage, and extras
  • Unique recognition in race bibs, program, or web site (must register by September 30)
  • Eligibility for Naperville Marathon Races Charity Program awards for top fundraisers
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are running for a cause bigger than yourself!