Christmas in July Half Marathon and 5K Chicago

Sat July 9, 2022 Elk Grove, IL 60007 US Directions
FAQs

Q: I cannot come, what are my options?  Can I get a refund even if the event is not cancelled?
A:  Sorry there are no refunds for any reason.  We offer 4 different options to choose from.
1) You may switch to virtual and have your swag mailed for $12. 
2) You may have a friend pick up your swag at packet pickup or on race day 
3) You may sell/give away your entry at no additional cost.
4) Defer your entry to 2023 for $2020

Where Do We Park?  There is adequate parking all along Groves 5-16.  Get there super early to secure a spot near the start/finish area, but once parking spots fill, continue along the parking lot path for additional parking spots.  Click Here for Google Map Location 

Is the Course Good for Spectators?  Absolutely!  Here are google map locations that are easily accessible by car.

Is there Beer at the Finish Line?  Of Course!  We have a local craft brewery supplying excellent post race brew for all finishers after the race!

Is this a timed race?  Am I allowed to walk?  We are timing both events.  Walkers are welcome in both events!  Please note, the Half Marathon course closes at 4 hours. 

Can I bring my kids?  Strollers?  Pets?  Yes - this is a kid, pet, and stroller friendly event.  

Is this a closed course?  NO - **very important** to note that the course will be open to bikers and roller bladers.  Please stay to the right side of the course and do not block oncoming traffic in the oncoming lane of the bike path

Is this a fun run?  Are there trophy’s or prizes for the top finishers? 

A:  Yes, Top 3 Male/Female Overall Winners.  Top 3 Male/Female in each Age Group. Overall and age group winners will receive special overall and age group medals. Overall Winners will be announced around 8:15am.  Age Group Winners will be announced around 8:30am.

1-12
13-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+
 
Q:  Are there Half Marathon Awards? 
A:  Yes, Top 3 Male/Female Overall Winners.  Top 3 Male/Female in each Age Group. Overall winners and 1st in age group will receive a shot glass and special overall and age group medal.  2nd and 3rd place will receive a special age group medal.  Overall Winners will be announced around 9:00am.  Age Group Winners will be announced around 9:30am.

13-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+

Results and Age Group Awards will post live at: www.J3Timing.com

Can I Pick up my Packet on Race Day?  Yes - we recommend arriving early to beat the lines and will be set up by 6am

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