Heart of the Fox Run & Tugs

St. Charles, IL


On line registration is now closed.  You can still register tomorrow morning starting at 6:30am

Race location

Pottawatomie Park
8 North Avenue
St. Charles, IL

You Don't Want to Miss

This Day in

St. Charles, IL!

Join us this May 20th for a day on the Fox River.

Schedule of Events

6:30am   Day of Race Packet Pickup & Registration Opens
7:00am   10K/5K Runs 
9:00am   Colonial Cafe Color Run
10:30am  Tug of War ACROSS the Fox River 

The day kicks off in Pottawatomie Park with a chip timed, certified 5K Walk/Run course & a chip timed, certified 10K Run.

5K Registration $35.00
10K Registration $45.00

Runners receive a t-shirt, entrance to the Colonial Cafe Color Run,
and a great after party!

 Award Medals for the 5K & 10K race


Age Groups include:
Overall Male and Female
1st/2nd/3rd Place Custom Medals 
for every 5 years starting with 14 and under up to 70+

2018 1k Color Run
Bring the whole family to enjoy this exciting 1K walk or run.

5K/10K registration includes the Color Run

Children 2-12 years old $10.00 each
Adults 13 and up $15.00 each

Registration includes a t-shirt, and at the end enjoy
Colonial Cafe ice cream 

and kids receive a custom  "Kitchen Sink"
participation medal!
2-12 years old. 
And tons of fun!!


 This family friendly walk/run is open to all levels of participation! 
Bring your entire family and watch your
kids, parents and grandparents have a blast.


The First Annual Tug of War Competition
Across The Fox River! 

Form a team to compete in this Tug of War
 Across the Fox River. 
10 member teams will pull against one another at scheduled times.  

 Building a team is easy...

  • 1st recruit 10 friends, family co-works, or a combination of all three
  • 2nd Name your team - be creative!
  • 3rd register - Make sure you select your team name!  If it's not registered yet, you will be prompted to add it!

Registration is $10.00 per team member ($100.00/team)
Teams must register 10 members to participate

Heart of the Fox

Tug of War Rules

1.       Team Make-up:

a.      Teams will be required to gather and be on deck as the event prior begins.  A marshalling area will be designated on each side of the river.  All members must be fully registered and have signed the event waiver.

b.      Each team shall have a maximum of 10 pullers

c.      Substitutes are allowed only in the case of an injury during the event.

d.      A team coach or coxswain is allowed to be alongside the pullers during their event – but without physical contact

2.      Time Limits:

a.      We will schedule based on 30-minute intervals for each pull, but actual times may vary so all teams will need to be ready when called to marshal.

                                                              i.      We are allowing 5 minutes for teams to align on the rope

                                                           ii.      We are allowing 20 minutes for each contest/pull

                                                         iii.      We are allowing 5 minutes for the team to exit the pull area and to clean the rope (performed by a designated rope wrangler) for the next event

b.      If a pull exceeds 15 minutes, the judge may signal that each team must remove a designated puller – reducing each team to 9.

3.      Rules for Pullers:

a.      All participants in a pull must where closed toe shoes – no cleats

b.      All participants must wear shirts

c.      No offensive language on shirts or verbalized during a pull

d.      Pullers are encouraged to wear gloves

e.      Pullers must stay on the mat during the entire competition

f.        The rope cannot be wrapped around arms or wrist, not around any part of the body – hands only

4.      General:

a.      The east/west designation for each pull event will be determined in advance by the judges without bias.

b.      There will be a sign board on each side of the river identifying upcoming pull teams.

c.      Each registered team must provide a contact person email and phone for distribution of potential rule changes, event conditions, etc.



Proceeds will benefit

the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles - 

and the St. Charles Noon Kiwanis Club -  

The River Corridor Foundation funds are allocated to the "Active River Project",
and towards it's  mission to enhance the Downtown St. Charles Riverfront
as a destination for cultural, educational
and economic opportunities that are accessible to all .

 The Noon Kiwanis Club has designated its portion of the proceeds to sustaining the goal of improving the lives of children throughout the greater St. Charles community


When & Where

May 20, 2018


7:00 AM

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Heart of the Fox 5K route:  http://www.itsyourrace.com/s/8805/images/IL17010WR.png
Heart of the Fox 10K route:   http://www.itsyourrace.com/s/8805/images/IL17011WR.png
The Tug of War stages on Riverside Drive and 1st Street Plaza

For information on becoming a sponsor contact
Trudy Nichol at
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