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Changes Proposed for Naperville Marathon; City Council Could Table Vote for AMC Theatres Liquor License

The Naperville City Council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street.

Changes Proposed for Naperville Marathon; City Council Could Table Vote for AMC Theatres Liquor License

The Naperville City Council will vote Tuesday on changes to this year's Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon route to help accommodate twice as many participants for the Nov. 9 race and increase runner safety.  

The proposed changes for the second annual race include moving the vast majority of the route off of trails and onto pavement, eliminating the entire Greene Valley portion of the race, and moving the start and finish location, said Naperville City Manager Doug Krieger in a Feb. 18 Council Update YouTube video

The reason behind eliminating portions of the race that go through forest preserves  has to do with runner safety, according to a post on the Naperville Marathon & Half Mararthon Facebook page. 

"This past year the worst race scenario came true when a runner went down in Springbrook Prairie with a cardiac arrest," according to the Facebook post. "Luckily the story had a happy ending. Let's keep all of our race stories ending happily." 

The race will be open to 7,000 runners this year, according to the council update. Last year, the race had 3,500 participants. 

"The Marathon and Half Marathon races will start at Naperville Central High School and end at Knoch Park," according to the Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon website. "Both races will wind through and showcase the city of Naperville."

Registration details for the Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon will be released on Feb. 20 on the marathon website and Facebook page

The Naperville City Council will also decide on whether to table a liquor license request for the AMC Theatres at Route 59 and 95th Street in Naperville during Tuesday's meeting, Krieger said in the video council update. 

AMC Theatres petitioned the city to allow beer, wine and liquor sale at its theater and has requested the item be tabled and discussed at the March 4 meeting, Krieger said in the video. 

The Naperville City Council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. 

Watch the full Council Update video posted above from the   OfficialNapervilleIL YouTube page. 

Tell us in the comments section: What do you think about the proposed changes for the Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon. 

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