2019 Heart of the Fox Run & Tug Join us June 15th for a day on the Fox River

Cross-River Tug of War Event

Spend the day in St. Charles at its centerpiece, the Fox River
at The Heart of the Fox Run & Tug on Saturday, June 15th


The day kicks off in Pottawatomie Park with a chip timed, USATF certified 5K Walk/Run at 7:30am.
The Colonial Café Color Fun-Run will follow, along with other children’s activities.  

5K Registration

$35.00 each - registration includes: tech shirt, Color Run Registration and great after party!

1K Color Run Registration

All ages will enjoy this colorful 1K walk or run

$10.00 each - Children 2-12 years old
(Kid's Fun Zone is included with child's Colonial Color Run Registration)

$15.00 each - Adults 13 and up

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


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

Open from 10:00 am until noon.

Kids ages 3 - 12 years old will enjoy all the activities and attractions the Kid's Fun Zone has to offer: Obstacle Courses, Balloon Twisting, Magician, Face Painting And Much More...

More Info and Registration


The Second Annual Tug of War starts at 10:00am.


$10.00 - Adult Tug Registration

TBD - Junior Tug Registration ( 12 & Under)

Form a team of 8 to compete in this Tug of War
Teams must have 8 members to participate on Tug Day.


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.

Register a TUG team here

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


1K Color Run
Colonial Cafe
Please help us make the Fox River Corridor of St. Charles a community centerpiece that is a destination for all. Donate a Bob Leonard Walkway Legacy Brick
  • River Corridor Foundation
    of St. Charles
  •   214 South First Street, Suite A
    St. Charles, IL 60174

Mission Statement

The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles supports and advocates for projects that will enhance the downtown riverfront environment as a destination for cultural, educational, and economic opportunities that are accessible to all.