Heart of the Fox 5K Run

St. Charles, IL


Packet Pickup for All Events

Friday, June 14, 2019

Dick Pond Athletics

St. Charles, IL



On race day starting at 6:30am

at Potawatomie Park

You Don't Want to Miss

This Day in

St. Charles, IL!

Join us June 15th for a day on the Fox River.

The day kicks off in Pottawatomie Park with a chip timed, USATF certified 5K Walk/Run  at 7:30am.


5K Registration
(includes the Colonial Color Run too)
Registration includes a tech shirt and great after party 

Custom Age Awards
Overall Male & Female

1st/2nd/3rd Place for
Male & Female Age Categories
10 & under/11-14/15-19/20-24/25-29/30-34/35-39

Stick around, at 9:00am starts the  


2018 1k Color Run
All ages will enjoy this colorful 1K walk or run

Children 2-12 years old $10.00 each*
Adults 13 and up $15.00 each*

*5K registration includes the Color Run

Registered participants will get a souvenir t-shirt and enjoy
Colonial Cafe ice cream at the finish!

All kids ages 2-12 will leave a winner with a
 "Kitchen Sink"
participation medal and
free entry into the NEW Kid's Fun Zone!



 This family friendly walk/run is open to all! 
Bring your family, your neighbors, and co-workers and have a blast as all are blasted with colorful powder.

This Day Just Keeps Getting Better!

$5.00 per child
Kid's Fun Zone is included with
child's Colonial Color Run Registration

Open from 10:00 am until 11:30 am

Kids ages 3 through 12 years old will enjoy all
the activities and attractions the Kid's Fun Zone has to offer

Obstacle Courses
Balloon Twisting
Face Painting
And Much More


The fun doesn't stop!
The Second Annual Tug of War starts at 10:00am


Adult Tug Registration $10.00
Junior Tug Registration ( 12 & Under) $5.00

Form a team of 8 to compete in this Tug of War

 Building a team is easy...

  • FIRST recruit 8 friends, family co-works, or a combination of all three
  • NEXT Name your team - be creative!
  • FINALLY, don't forget to register - make sure you select your team name!  If it's not registered, you will be prompted to add it (or, we reserve the right to make up a name that will stick and we have been known to be very creative ...)!

Registration is $10.00 per team member 
Teams must have 8 members to participate on Tug Day

Heart of the Fox  - Basic Tug of War Rules




The Rope


 The game involves usage of single equipment (i.e. a 1.25" diameter 110’ in length hemp rope). There is a red mark made in the middle of the rope. This red mark on the rope needs to be at a perpendicular angle to the exact center point on the ground, before the commencement of the game. A white mark is made exactly 13 feet from the red mark on either sides of the rope.  The game is won when either side with this white mark crosses the center point. Teams According to the rules of tug of war, each team can accommodate a maximum of 8 members. 




Field and Marking


The game has to be played on a flat rubber mat system placed upon a concrete walkway. A line referred to as a center line is marked on the playing zone and the rope is placed in a manner that its center mark should align the center marked on the ground. On either sides of the rope at the distance of 4 m from the center line, 2 more marks need to be made. This is the point where in the first member of each team will stand. How to Play As mentioned earlier, the center of the rope should align with the center marked on the ground. As soon as the referee blows the whistle, each team can start pulling the rope into their territory. The objective of the game is for each team to pull the rope along with the members of opposition team to their side. As soon as the second mark on the rope from the center red mark crosses over to center line, the team to pull the rope to their area wins the game.






The tug of war competition requires a judge. There are 3 different commands that the judge gives to the players. The judge first announces “Pick up the rope”, he then says “Take the string”, and finally he tells the players to “Pull”. Once the pull command is said out the teams start pulling the rope. If a member of the team falls down that member is given a caution. Each team is allowed two cautions before getting disqualified. Fouls There is a particular technique that needs to be applied while playing this game, if not then there will be a foul which can call in for disqualifications. For e.g. lowering your elbow below the knee level while pulling the rope is considered to be a foul and is called ‘locking’. Touching the ground for a longer period of time is also considered as a foul.





No inappropriate language will be tolerated toward the judges, fans, or fellow competitors.


Please wear proper athletic shoes during competition—NO CLEATS, SANDALS, FLIP-FLOPS, OR DRESS SHOES. Sneakers, tug of war shoes, and tug of war boots are permitted. No competitors will be permitted to compete barefoot.


Gloves may be worn.




No glue of any kind on hands or rope will be permitted.




A single team may consist of 8 players and 1 coach.


No wrapping the rope around any body part during the pull unless you are the team’s anchor.


The direction of pull will be decided by a coin toss.




Each competition will be a best-out-of-3. After each pull, teams will change sides.




A 15-minute time limit will be set for each game.




Winning teams advance to the next round for each tug of war competition category




St. Charles Kiwanis Noon Club                   River Corridor Foundation

Proceeds will benefit:
the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles - 

and the St. Charles Noon Kiwanis Club -  

The River Corridor Foundation funds are allocated to the "Active River Project",
and towards it's  mission to enhance the Downtown St. Charles Riverfront
as a destination for cultural, educational and economic
opportunities that are accessible to all.

 The Noon Kiwanis Club has designated its portion of the proceeds to sustaining
the goal of improving the lives of children throughout the greater
 St. Charles community.


When & Where

Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019


7:30 AM

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Laurel Moad at   l.moad@att.net 
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