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NEF's Charity Heroes at the Naperville Half Marathon and 5k

TEAM NEF is a group of parents, teachers, staff, community members and students – from first-time 5k walkers to long-time half-marathoners and everyone in between – who participate in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K. These walkers and runners participate as Charity Heroes, raising funds & awareness for NEF and the schools of Naperville District 203.

Every TEAM member commits to raising at least $203. Half of the funds raised go directly to the Naperville 203 school of their choice, and half going to support district-wide NEF programs. Members can also choose to have all funds raised go to NEF. Members receive an individual online fundraising page that can be shared with friends and family.

TEAM NEF 2021 came together and raised over $85,000 for the students of Naperville 203. These funds will help NEF bring great ideas to life, remove barriers to learning, and support each school's unique community!

Thank you to every runner, walker, sponsor, volunteer, and donor who made TEAM NEF 2021 possible!

TEAM NEF members receive:

  • Race Registration Discount: $10 off the Half Marathon, or $7 off the 5k
  • Access to training program information
  • TEAM NEF race day shirt
  • Race day Headquarters at Naperville Central High School: snacks, restrooms and gear check 
  • Fundraising support: individual online fundraising page

Stay tuned for TEAM NEF 2022 information coming soon!

Email for more information.

Naperville 203 staff are eligible for reimbursement.


Thank you to our 2021 TEAM NEF Sponsors!