The Heart of the Fox 5K/10K River Run & Tug Across the River with 1K Fun Color Runs

Pottawatomie Park
N 2nd Ave 
St. Charles, IL 60174 
United States

Sunday, May 20, 2018 / 7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Event Coordinator: Trudy Nichol


The St. Charles Kiwanis Club,  the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles ( are teaming up to present the Heart of the Fox. 



The day begins in Pottawatomie Park with a chip-timed, certified 5K and 10K run. The Colonial Café 1K Color Fun-Run will follow, along with other children’s activities.  The Color Run is excited to coordinate with Fox Valley Special Recreation to create an inclusive event. All skill levels are welcome to participate in this colorful and energetic fun run. For more information about these runs, volunteering and registration, click here. 




The inaugural Tug of War across the Fox River will follow the runs in the heart of downtown St. Charles. With excitement and challenge, 20 tug of war teams comprised of 10 member teams will pull across the Fox River while crowds cheer on the winners! Fire, Police and City teams from the surrounding area are invited to register to compete in the Municipal bracket.  School Athletic teams, and other local teams are invited to register to compete in the Community bracket. The entire day is focused on bringing the community into downtown St. Charles.  This event is unique to the greater Chicago area and sure to be a hit with Fox Valley residents. Batavia, Geneva and South Elgin families will want to join in the fun to cheer on their teams in these heated cross-town competitions. To register a TUG team, click here.




Proceeds from the day benefit the River Corridor Foundation of St Charles "Active River Project," and St. Charles Kiwanis Club, children’s charities.