Ho! Ho! Ho!

How about some Christmas Spirit this summer? Join many other festive runners this July in Indianapolis and Chicago for the annual Christmas in July Half Marathon and 5K! We’ll run early to beat the summer heat.

Indianapolis, Sat July 18, 2020

Hit the paths of White River State Park for a super-fun and festive course with the start and finish at the Washington Street bridge. The Half Marathon route is about 60% shaded for an awesome 13.1 miles in July.
Register for Indy

Chicago, Sun July 26, 2020

We’ll be running the popular Busse Woods trails through wooded and open areas starting in South Grove #5.
Register for Chicago

Don’t Miss the Fun!

Run with us in Indianapolis or Chicago this July.

Half-Marathon or 5K

Not feeling up to a half-marathon, then choose the 5K option and you can still join in on our Christmas-In-July party.

In order to get ahead of the summer heat, start time for the Half Marathon will be 7:00 a.m.  The start time for the 5K will be 7:30 a.m.

Check the race location for a map of the race route:  Indianapolis or Chicago.

Early packet pick up to be announced if you wish to save time on race day. Otherwise, you can pick up your packet on race day.

Your Presents

After the Run

  • Free pint of beer or glass of wine (for 21+ years of age)
  • PB&J’s, soda, Flavor Ice, fruit, and other goodies

The Bling

Our medals and shirts are the best ever! We went out of our way to custom design race medals that are unlike any other you’ve ever seen! Our shirts are very comfortable sublimated tech shirts.

You’ve never seen medals like the ones we give out!

Expect more cool race medals! 2020 Medals will be revealed early 2020.

Here are the 2018 and 2019 half-marathon finisher’s medals as samples:



Comfortable Sublimated Tech shirts!

2020 Gender-specific shirts pictured here:


Hotel Accommodations

Indianapolis Official Race Hotels are Spring hill Suites & Fairfield Inn.

Reservations can be made by the following ways:

Call the Springhill Suites Indianapolis Downtown at (866) 704-6116

Call the Fairfield Inn Indianapolis Downtown at (866) 704- 2648

Or use the registration link: https://book.passkey.com/go/ChristmasInJuly2020


We are all about giving and the following charities are being supported by a generous donation from proceeds of this race.

Shelter Inc Animal House Shelter Mount Vernon Band Boosters Scouts Troop 894


Please thank our sponsors by checking them out and patronizing their business!

JackRabbit Greeks Pizzeria Sam’s Club Hello Fresh Everhart Studio Top Golf One Wheeling Town Center Quaff On Church Street Brewing State Farm Ins Eat The Frog Fitness Brannon Sowers & Cracraft PC CD One Price Cleaners

If you want to join our prestigious list of sponsors, visit our sponsor page.

2019 Medal