Above /  From Eagle Street where the start/finish line was set for the Healthy Driven Marathon on Sunday, visitors can view Moser Tower where 2,015 American flags grace Rotary Hill until Nov. 12, 2015.

Simply put, this past weekend in Naperville will be one for the record books.

Whether more American flags set at the third Healing Field of Flags on Friday or the highest turnout for the Third Annual Healthy Driven Marathon on Sunday, the great outdoors along the Riverwalk provided a perfect setting, thanks to glorious sunshine.

Nearly 4,500 runners participating in the marathon turned the corner at the 8-mile mark in downtown Naperville where PN’s photographer spotted a juggler as well as other wit and whimsy displayed by runners prepared for a chilly 41 degrees.

PN presents a few photos from Main at Jefferson streets as well as other shots at the start/finish line on Eagle Street and along the Riverwalk, all taken between 7AM and 9AM on Sunday and before the end of the race.

Click any photo to enlarge.

Scot Ursum of Grandville, Michigan, was first to cross the finish line after running 26.2 miles with a time of 2:45:25 to win the third annual Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon.

For all the results, visit the Healthy Driven Marathon website.

For a story featuring many reasons why energetic participants ran 26.2 miles on an early November morning, read an online account by Steve Zalusky in Sunday’s Daily Herald.


Above / To honor veterans with a theme of “20 Years of Healing,” a wide path leads to a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk.

To see a gallery of photos taken during opening ceremonies at the Healing Field of Honor, click here. The story about the spectacular display of 2,015 American flags with a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall that will grace Rotary Hill until Nov. 12, 2015, also includes information about the Veterans Day observance at 11AM Wed., Nov. 11.

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