Join the Fun – Volunteer at the BQ.2 Marathon Races!

All volunteers receive:

  • a volunteer technical shirt
  • the thanks of hundreds of runners for making their race possible


   2018 BQ.2 Marathon Races Volunteer Shirt


We’d love to have you JOIN our team!

The Last Chance BQ.2 Marathon is grateful to our Captains and Teams for volunteering your time and energy to help make this a successful event.


Last Chance BQ.2 Packet Pickup  Friday, September 7th   Geneva Running Outfitters

Help distribute runner packets during packet pickup at Geneva Running Outfitters.


Last Chance BQ.2 Aid Station  Saturday, September 8th
Set up aid and water bottle stationstrain runners on bottle markinghand out water, Gatorade, ice, bananas, oranges, gels, and water bottlesshuttle bottles from drop zone to tablestear down aid and water bottle stations.


Race Village (Early and Late Positions Available)  Saturday, September 8th.
Parking, packet pickup, volunteer check-in, ushers, gear check, start linefinish support: assist, medals, blankets, water, Gatoradevillage support: results, awards, food, gear check,unload water, garbage, tables, cans, cones, garbage, tents, Gatorade, cups

Group Fundraising

Do you know a non-profit group interested in fundraising? We are donating a total of over $7000 this fall, spread among groups who volunteer.

Group activities
  • range from 2 to 15 people,
  • last from 3 to 8 hours
  • and we’ll give your 501(c)3 a donation from $200 to $1050.

Interested in a volunteer leadership position?

  • You can be a part of a great team that plans and implements the Fox Valley, BQ2, and Kids marathon races.  Meet a great group of people, get the inside scoop, add your input to the events, get some nice perk’s along the way, and get a sense of pride as the event that you help plan lets so many people reach their dreams each year.
  • Contact us at for more information.

Contact Us


Mailing Address
Fox Valley Marathon
PO Box 3955
St. Charles, IL 60174

Recent News

Qualify for Boston 2019

Take the best shot at 2019 Boston with an experienced race team whose goal is to do everything possible to get you and 300 other runners to the 2019 starting line in Hopkinton. currently lists 7 marathons on the weekend of 9/8-9/9. Only 2 of them – Last Chance BQ.2 – Chicagoland and Last Chance BQ.2 – Grand Rapids are designed and focused solely to help runners get to the 2019 Boston starting line in Hopkinton MA. With that focus, it should be no surprise that they were ranked as the qualifiers with the highest percentage of finishers in 2017, (over 57% for BQ.2 Chicagoland).

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