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Elf Off the Shelf Swag

Live Elf Off the Shelf Swag

$45 - $89.99 7:00AM - 7:30AM CDT
Events: Live Half Marathon (Elf Off the Shelf Swag) Live 5K (Elf Off the Shelf Swag)
Snow Globe Swag

Live Snow Globe Swag

$45 - $89.99 7:00AM - 7:30AM CDT
Events: Live Half Marathon (Snow Globe Swag) Live 5K (Snow Globe Swag)
Virtual Elf Off the Shelf Swag or Virtual Snow Globe Swag

Virtual (Anywhere You Want)

$39.99 6:30AM CDT
Events: Virtual 5K Virtual Half Marathon
Volunteer and Volunteer & Run Discounts Available

Volunteer and/or Run

$0 - $44.99 5:30AM - 7:30AM CDT
All Volunteers Receive FREE Snacks & Drinks. Volunteer & Run can choose either Elf Swag or Snow Globe Swag!
Place
Busse Forest - South Grove 16
Elk Grove, IL US 60007
Description

Get "Off the Shelf" and join us for this LIVE Race!!!!

 

July 9 at Busse Woods, we're going to show some Christmas Spirit in the Sun & Shade. 

 

This race is super fun with some excellent swag:

Choose between Elf Off the Shelf Swag or Snow Globe Swag.

  • Tech Shirt or Women's Tank
  • Finishers Medal with blinking lights
  • Hat or Sunglasses (Your choice)
  • Beer for 21+ (Church Street Brewing)
  • Summer snacks and food, including ice cream; FlavorIce; Root Beer & lots of packaged snacks)
  • Water Stops every 1-2 miles *FlavorIce available at some
  • Free Photo's 
  • Fun Christmas Backdrops and Selfie Frames
  • DJ Elf Playing Some Fun Christmas Music.
  • Chipped Timed Half Marathon & 5K.  This race is timed and scored by J3 Timing.  Results will be posted at www.J3Timing.com
  • Age Group Awards

 

Christmas In July Schedule

  • Friday July 8 - 3:00-6:00pm Recommended Early Packet Pickup. We'll do it near the Start/Finish line at Busse Forest (South Grove 16). Look for the White Fun-Races Trailer.

Jingle Saturday July 9

  • Packet Pickup/Check-In Opens at 6:00am - 7:00am 
  • 7:00am Half Marathon Starts
  • 7:30am 5K Starts
  • 8:00am Post Race Christmas Party Begins!!!
SANTA IS BRINGING YOU SOME COOL SUMMER 2022 SWAG!

Elf Off the Shelf Swag Includes

  • Sublimated Unisex Tech Shirt or Women's Tank Top

  • Elf Blinking Lights Medal

  • Hat or Sunglasses

  • Cinch Sack

  • Custom Bibs with Unique Surprising Christmas Names

Snow Globe Swag

  • Short Sleeve Tech Shirt

  • Snow Globe Medal with Real Blinking Lights

  • Hat or Sunglasses

  • Cinch Sack

  • Custom Bibs with Unique Surprising Christmas Names

*Please check back closer to race date for official map updates*

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Half Marathon Start Time:  7:00am

Water Stops:  Miles 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 4.6 / 6.1 / 7.6 / 8.6 / 10.6 / 11.6 / 12.6

Grapes/Flavor-Ice:  Miles 2 / 3 / 6.1 / 8.6 / 10.6 / 12.6

Restrooms: Miles 1 / 2 / 4.6 / 6.4 / 8.7 / 10.6 / 11.3 / 12.8

Sponsors
Charity Partners

This Event Works Closely with the Busse Woods Running Club

Established in August of 2017 by a small group of friends who run together all year round, Busse Woods Running Club (BWRC) has quickly evolved into a premier running organization. Runners of all abilities can enjoy group runs, social events, road trips, and community involvement with some of the most amazing people. Busse Woods Running Club is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Illinois and a defined 501(c)(3) organization under the Road Runners Club of America Charter.

COVID-19 Information

Safety is our top priority.  We have hosted and timed over 300 socially distanced and safe races in 2020 and 2021 and will continue to follow local protocols and safety guidelines set forth by local authorities at the time of the event.  Now let's get back to racing in 2022!  Please check back closer to race day for official updates and safety protocols. 

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