Run or walk for a reason with TEAM NEF!

Support the students of Naperville 203!

New for 2022!

Join 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! (Family members do not all need to run or walk in support of the same school.) 

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

Members are first-time 5k walkers, long-time half-marathoners and everyone in between. Half the funds raised support the Naperville 203 school of the runner's choice and half support NEF-funded district-wide programs. Members can also choose to have all their funds support NEF.

In 2021, TEAM NEF raised more than $85,000 for the students of Naperville 203, helping to bring great ideas to life, removing barriers to learning, and supporting each school's unique community. 

Join the team or support our runners today!

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TEAM NEF Member Benefits

  • Race registration discount: $25 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
  • Individual online fundraising page to share with family or friends

* $25 off the Half cost $79 until 4/30. $10 off the Half starting 5/1.

TEAM NEF 2022 Presenting Sponsor