Join Us on Sun July 14, 2019

Let’s beat the summer heat!  Join the many other festive runners this July at Busse Woods South, Grove #5 in Elk Grove Village, IL for an early morning run of the Christmas In July Half Marathon and 5K.  Busse Woods trails follow a picturesque path through woods, meadows, and picnic areas.

For runners 21+ years of age, your registration includes a pint of beer at the finish line provided by Church Street Brewing Company.

Race Times and Routes


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

Start time for the Half Marathon is planned for 7:00 a.m. This is the Half Marathon route (route modified 6-20-2019):

5K Race

The 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K route is as follows (modified 6-20-2019):

Official Partner Hotel

If you are traveling from out of town, Hyatt Schaumburg is providing a discounted rate and blocked rooms for Christmas In July Runners. Please follow this link to access the discount:
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.

Packet Pick Up

Early packet pick up schedule is below if you wish to save time on race day. Otherwise, you can pick up your packet on race day.
Packet pick up is Thursday, July 11th (4-7pm)
Church Street Brewing Company
1480 Industrial Drive Unit C
Itasca IL 60143


Ample parking is available in the Forest Preserve, Groves 17-25. The entrance is located just east of I-290 on the south side of Higgins Road. Click here for a map.

We do recommend arriving early to secure a parking spot.

There will be no shuttle service from the Hyatt Hotel (due to time of day), however you can coordinate with the hotel for return shuttle service after the event.


If you have participated in any Fun Races event, then you likely have points that have accumulated.  You can check your balance here.  For those of you with enough points, here is the redemption schedule for Christmas in July Run:

6,400 Half Marathon through 6/4
6,900 Half Marathon through 6/18
7,400 Half Marathon through 7/3

4,200 5K through 6/4
4,500 5K through 6/18
4,700 5K through 7/3

Redeem your points at