Something for Everyone!! 5K/10K, 6/12/24-Hour + Santa Fun Run

The Christmas in July Races will take place in Lisle Community Park on July 17-18, 2015. These races are in the evening and will include Santa Claus Fun Runs, 5K, 10K, as well as, 6/12/24-Hour timed event races. This is a great venue for the entire family with strollers allowed during the 5K and 10K races. Surely no one would mind if Santa showed up so early this year that he was wearing shorts, and even sweating a little. So much the better if it gave us all an excuse to dress up and get into the holiday spirit just a few days after the July 4th fireworks celebrations.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Fun and Festive!

The races have over 2 miles of lights hung, 30 Christmas Trees displayed around the start and finish area, over 25 inflatable decorations placed around the course, a few 25-foot tall inflatable holding ground in premier locations, and more.

Swag-i-li-cious!!! You Get It Here!!!

We're going to load you up with SWAG. For 2015, runners will receive a gender specific long sleeve race tech-shirt. In addition, 5K and 10K runners will receive a stocking hat while 6, 12, and 24 Hour runners will receive a gender specific 1/4 zip performance shirt.

Bling! Bling! Bling! Finisher Medals and 100 Mile Buckles

Cross the finish line and we'll hang an AWESOME finisher's medal around your neck. Show it off to your friends in the following days. Heck, maybe you'll want to hang it on your Christmas tree this year for added decor. For those of you endurance nuts who like to run far, if you make to 100 miles within your race's time frame we'll be happy to award you with a hard earned belt buckle made special by Santa's helpers.

Unique Awards! How About a Nutcracker? Yes, Please!

Get training because you won't want to miss out on winning one of these guys. Unique Nutcracker awards will be awarded to everyone who places in their age group categories. We are going three deep with 10-year age brackets for the 5K/10K. Those fast runners enduring our timed events, we will also award those who place in the Top 3 of the Open and Masters categories. That's not all, all overall winners will receive a FREE race entry into next year's race to defend their title.

Costume Contest! Bring the Fun!

Getting out, being active, and having fun is what it's all about. What's more fun than dressing up red or green socks with a Christmas dress, Elf outfit, or ugly sweater. Get creative, bring your friends, join the fun and compete in the 5K, 10K, or timed events as a whole for the best costume nutcracker award. We look forward to seeing all the fun outfits.

Family Photo or Selfie at Photo Booth!

Everyone loves a fun picture to share with friends to let them know that they're missing out. Snap a group picture or take a selfie in front of any one of the number of inflatable decorations with some props that we'll provide on our photo booth table. If Santa is around, grab him for some extra holiday cheer!

Support Alfredo! Battles ALS Everyday!!!

Alfredo and his wife Kiki recently found out that he has been diagnosed with ALS. That's tough to swallow and completely unfair, especially for one who is always smiling and so supportive of others. Alfredo is a fellow ultrarunner here in the Chicagoland area and we hope we can help in some small way through the Christmas in July Races. Please visit his fundraiser page to read more about his story and give what you can to support him and Kiki as. His fundraiser is completely independent of the CiJ races; however, we are also commited to giving to Alfredo's fundraiser and supporting a friend.

USATF Certified Courses! Decorated!

For our serious runners who are running the 5K or 10K, you will be running on a USATF certified 5K and 10K route. For our timed event runners, you will be running on a USATF certified 1.56637KM (or 0.9732971994 mile) loop. Most of the decorations at the race are in the park area around start and finish area. Both the 5K and 10K races share a portion of the "1-mile" as runners make their back to the start and finish area. We will have some additional decorations out on the 5K/10K course and aid station. You can expect to see luminaries, inflatables, tree lights, christmas trees, etc. during your run.

Chip Timing

All of our races will be chip timed to provide you with pin-point accuracy between the time you start your race and when you finish; however, for our serious runners who are trying to break records, we advise that you move up to the front of the starting line so that the USATF gun time rules play in your favor; otherwise, you may lose a few seconds from the gun time.

Free Race? Volunteer or Become an Ambassador!

These races are simply not possible without the help of friendly volunteers. As a runner, we truly appreciate the support we receive from volunteers. We welcome anyone to volunteer at our race, just register for one or more of the areas where we need assistance with and as a thank you for your time and services helping us and the runners, we'll credit you with a 50% or FREE race entry next year depending on your service time. Sign up now to Volunteer!

Another way to earn a FREE race is by helping us spread the word about this race and getting others to register using your Ambassador discounted code. Sign up now as an Ambassador!

We Reward For Coming Back!!!

Quite simply, if you come back, you're having fun and that's what we want. We want to build a following of runners like you that will share in the magic we are trying to create. In return we are going to reward you with something above and beyond what most other races provide. We're in the process of creating such a program, but we are keeping tabs on everyone who has started from Day 1 with us.

Sound Good? Let's Register

Online Registration is Now Closed, but come out on race day and register then. We'd love to have you.

Don't Forget the Details!

Review our complete Event Guide. It has all the details regarding race day. Also, don't forget to visit us on Facebook and become a fan of our page.

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