Christmas in July Half Marathon and 5K Chicago

Sun July 14, 2019 Elk Grove, IL US 60007 Directions

Half Marathon

7:00AM CDT


7:30AM CDT

Volunteer and/or Run

5:30AM - 7:30AM CDT
Events: Help Check-in and run 5K Help Check-in and run Half Marathon Sweeper Half Marathon Sweeper 5K Finish Line Water Stop Course Marshall Lead Bike Rider Half Marathon Lead Bike Rider 5K Help set up and run the Half Marathon Pacer
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Busse Woods
Grove 17
Elk Grove, IL US 60007

How about some Christmas Spirit in the summer?  Join many festive runners as we hit the shaded trails of Busse Woods for a super-fun Half Marathon!  And get this... if you're worried about running a Half in the heat of July.... there will be snow on the course! This race is timed and scored by J3 Timing.  Results will be posted live at

Bling?  Oh yeah!!!  Our medals are awesome! The 2019 medal is being designed with 13 blinking lights, the 5K has 5 blinking lights.

Shirts? Very nice sleeveless tech.

Still need a reason to participate in this race?  Well how about a Pint of Church Street Beer waiting for you at the finish line?!?!  Yes - your registration includes 1 pint of exceptional local craft beer from Church Street Brewing Company!

Ample parking is available in the Forest Preserve parking lots (Groves 17-25). The entrance is located just East of I-290 on the south side of Higgins Rd Click Here for a Google Maps Link

Start Times:  

7:00 am - Half Marathon

7:30 am - 5K Run/Walk

2019 Medal

Here is the 2019 medal design

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Charity Partners

This Event Supports 3 Incredible Local Charities who each provide a tremendous amount of volunteer support to make this race possible.  Please consider making an additional donation to one (or all) of these groups by clicking here or during checkout:

Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill 501(c)3 shelter for all breeds of dogs and cats. They rescue, care for, and find homes for homeless pets who arrive at AHS for various reasons.

Shelter Inc provides community based, emergency and longer-term housing for children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision.

Half Marathon Start Time:  7:00am


Water Stops:  Miles 1.5 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9.5 / 10.5 / 11.5 / 12.5

Grapes/Flavor-Ice:  Miles 1.5 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10.5 / 11.5

Restrooms: Miles 1 / 4 / 6 / 6.5 / 8 / 9.5 / 10.5 

Thursday, July 11th (4-7pm)

Church Street Brewing Company

1480 Industrial Drive Unit C

Itasca IL 60143


Professionally Timed By


Official Hotel
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
1800 East Golf Road
Schaumburg, Illinois, USA, 60173

*Room Block and Discounted Rate Information will be provided in your confirmation email when you register. 


Here are some questions that participants are asking.  Don't see your question? Email

Where Do We Park?  There is adequate parking all along Groves 17-25.  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!  Church Street Brewing Company will be supplying refreshing 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 3 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?  Yes and Yest!  Top 3 finishers in each age group receive a shot glass as their age group award.  Results and Age Group Awards will post live at:

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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