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

Join by AUGUST 31 as an individual or participate with your family! Celebrate NEF’s 30th year with a $203 fundraising commitment for an individual, and (NEW this year!) a $30 fundraising commitment for each additional family member who joins the team!*

TEAM NEF is a group of parents, teachers, students, staff, community members, and you, running or walking and raising funds for NEF and Naperville 203 schools as Charity Heroes in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday, October 16, 2022. 

Who is TEAM NEF?

Members are first-time 5k walkers, long-time half-marathoners, and everyone in between. You receive a personal fundraising page to share with friends and family to help you raise at least $203*, with half going to the Naperville 203 school of your choice, and half supporting NEF-funded district-wide programs. You can also choose to have all your funds support NEF. Raise funds leading up to race day, then come together on Sunday, October 16, 2022 for a day of fun and fitness with TEAM NEF. 

In 2021, TEAM NEF raised more than $85,000 for the students of Naperville 203. These funds help bring great ideas to life, remove barriers to learning, and support each school’s unique community! 

* Fundraising commitment is $203 for an individual and $30 for each additional family member. Family members do not all need to run or walk in support of the same school.

Already registered for the 5k or Half Marathon and want to be a part of TEAM NEF? Email for simple instructions on joining.

Registration deadline is August 31.

Congratulations to Scott and Naper Elementary Schools!

Scott and Naper Elementary Schools were the TWO schools with the highest percentage of participation (based on school enrollment) by May 27, 2022! They each won an extra $500.00 for their school. 

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

For District 203 Staff: The Insurance Committee is pleased to partner with the Naperville Education Foundation and Team NEF! Aligning with the district’s commitment to health and wellbeing, the Insurance Committee has pledged to contribute to the registration fee for any staff that participates in the race. For those runners and walkers who partake and complete the race, and meet the fundraising goals set forth by NEF, the Insurance Committee will reimburse $55 for the half marathon and $28 for the 5k.


Email for more information.