Fox River Trail Runners - P.O. Box 371, Geneva, IL 60134

Group Runs

We have resumed our Group Runs!

Join us for a run, all paces and mileage welcome. Our goal is to bring running to our community in a safe and healthy way. We understand running in a group setting is a personal choice and during the current conditions with Covid 19 we all have to be considerate and cautious. In an effort to simplify our process for group run and event participation during these changing times we need your updated waiver on file inclusive of Covid 19 awareness. Please click the link below to update your participation waiver:

This is a one time waiver request. You do not need to complete it for each group run attended. Please also review the safe running guidelines set forth by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA).

We Run Year Round



Year round we meet at 6:00 p.m.

Run the route for the distance of your choosing then join us at a local restaurant for food and beverage. For further information contact the Wednesday Group Run Site Coordinator, Mark Wiitanen.

Spring/Summer/Early Fall Location
Great Western Trail in St. Charles during the Spring, Summer and Fall. Runners meet at the Pavilion on the South side of Dean Street opposite the old entrance to Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve (closed off with yellow gate). Here’s a map to the meeting place Spring/Summer/Early Fall runs.

Late Fall/Winter Location
We meet in parking lot behind BMO Harris Bank in downtown Batavia and run along the Fox River Trail to Geneva and back. Here’s a map of the route. If the trail is too treacherous from ice/snow, our alternate route goes through Batavia streets/neighborhoods.


Saturdays and Sundays

May 16 through October 15, 6:30 am
October 16 through May 15, 7:00 am

Distances vary from 3 miles and up. All paces welcome. For more information, contact our Group Run Site Coordinator: Regan Miers. Connect with us on the club’s Facebook page and watch for updates on running locations and times.

Year-Round Location (except for inclement winter weather)
We meet and start our run at the pavilion down the hill from the Fabyan Windmill at the Fabyan East Forest Preserve, 1500 Crissey Ave/IL Route 25, Geneva, IL.

Alternate Winter Location (for inclement weather)
During winter when it’s snowy and icy, we meet at the BMO Harris Bank at 155 W Wilson in downtown Batavia. Check our Facebook page or your email for the latest information about where we’ll meet based on current conditions.