Roads to Close For Sunday's Fox Valley Marathon

Roads to Close For Sunday’s Fox Valley Marathon

Credit: Fox Valley Marathon

Roads in Geneva and St. Charles will be closed for Sunday’s Fox Valley Marathon.

For more information, visit the Fox Valley Marathon website. Here are a few links for info on parking, spectating and race routes:

Here are updates from each community’s news release and website:

St. Charles Roads to Close for Marathon

The Fox Valley Marathon will be held from 7 a.m to approximately 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. The marathon will begin in St. Charles on the Illinois Street bridge. The run continues south to Aurora before returning to the finish line back in St. Charles.

Several roadways in St. Charles will be affected by the marathon:

  • 1st Street between Illinois Street and Indiana Street will be closed beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday,  Sept. 15, for set up.
  • Both the Prairie Street and Illinois Street bridges will be closed during the entire event on Sunday. Motorists are advised to use either the Main Street (IL Route 64) bridge or the Red Gate bridge.
  • The Race begins at 7 a.m. Sunday morning, traveling south on 1st Street to Geneva Road (IL Route 31). Geneva Road will be closed, and traffic will be detoured to South 3rd Street.
  • As the runners return to St. Charles, now on the east side of the river, traffic on Riverside Avenue (IL Route 25) will be reduced to one lane between Moore Avenue and South 5th Avenue.

Police and emergency management personnel will be positioned at key locations to assist with traffic direction.

Motorists are advised to expect delays when traveling throughout the city. Police remind drivers to watch for runners/spectators and emergency responders assisting with the event.

Please do not drive distracted.

In addition, the CASA Kane County/Fox Valley KIDS Marathon will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. The Prairie Street Bridge temporarily will be closed at the start of that event, but the closure is expected to be less than 30 minutes.

About the St. Charles Police Department

The St. Charles Police Department provides law enforcement, investigations, traffic and special events, social services, crime prevention, and community outreach services to the St. Charles, Illinois, community.

One of the first agencies in the state to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the Department has retained accreditation since 1989. The St. Charles Police Department actively supports Special Olympics Illinois and embraces community-oriented service to the 33,000 residents and 2,100 businesses in St. Charles.

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Geneva Traffic

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 16, to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon race course.

The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva. Many downtown streets and main arterial roads will be shut down between 7 and 9 a.m., including:

  • Route 31 – Roosevelt Street in St. Charles to Third Street near the Kane County Government Center
  • Stevens Street – Route 31 to Sixth Street
  • Ford Street – Fourth to Sixth streets
  • Peyton Street – Route 31 to Sixth Street
  • State Street (Route 38) – Route 25 to Fourth Street
  • Third Street – State to Fulton streets (Fulton intersection partially closed)
  • James Street –Second to Sixth streets; and
  • Campbell Street – Second to Sixth streets.

Geneva Detour Routes

Route 38 — The marked detour route for local drivers traveling eastbound on State Street will be turning south on Seventh Street, east on Fulton Street, south on Fourth Street, east on South Street, south on Third Street, south on Route 31, east on Fabyan Parkway, and north on Route 25. Westbound traffic will use the same route in reverse.

Route 31 — Detour signs will direct those heading southbound on Route 31 in St. Charles to turn west on Roosevelt Street, south on Third Street (St. Charles)/Anderson Boulevard (Geneva), east on State Street, south on Seventh Street, east on Fulton Street, south on Fourth Street, east on South Street, south on Third Street and south on Route 31. The detour will be reversed for northbound traffic.

Alternate Route — Motorists who want to avoid the detours should take Route 25, Fabyan Parkway and Randall Road. Truck drivers should use this route and avoid the downtown if possible.

There will be numerous marathon officials and police officers providing traffic control, so please drive with caution through the downtown. Officials will be available to assist motorists to and from their residence if they live within the designated race course.

For more information about the race, visit the Fox Valley Marathon’s website.