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Complaints spur Naperville marathon to slash fees

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The Inaugural Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon on Nov. 10 will be joining the Fox Valley Marathon among suburban distance running events this year. Race directors lowered the price of the Naperville races to $105 and $75 respectively before registration begins at 6 a.m. Monday in response to feedback from runners concerned about the cost of the event.

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Registration opens Monday morning for the Inaugural Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, but with fees "significantly" lower than race directors originally planned. Runners can sign up for the $105 marathon and $75 half marathon beginning at 6 a.m. Monday at naperville26.com. "When we originally looked at preparations, we really wanted to bring everything we possibly could to this race," said Bob Hackett, one of five race directors planning the Nov. 10 events. "When the prices went up, the sticker shock hit everybody."
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