Christmas in July is a production of Runners 4 Wellness (R4W). This organization was founded for the sole purpose of fostering active, healthy lifestyles by encouraging a holistic approach to wellness within communities. We host a variety of footraces around a central wellness expo that focuses on fitness and nutrition. Each of our events integrates a specific and supportive relationship with a charity in the community that shares our vision.


The Christmas in July Wellness Festival will take place in Lisle Community Park on July 17-18, 2015. Activities include Santa Claus Fun Runs, footraces of various distances and times, live music and a Wellness Expo featuring products/services that promote wellness through proper fitness and nutrition. It is our hope that the Fest will generate interest and attendance from throughout the community at large, and not simply with the runners who participate in one of the races.


Runners 4 Wellness was founded by four runners with a simple idea. We wanted to find an effective way to encourage active lifestyles. Good eating and sensible physical exercise -- stuff like that. In short, we felt that a business taking a serious look at these basic building blocks could make a real difference. So, we formed R4W and started putting some structure in place. The idea of including a Wellness Expo at the center of each event seemed like a Read Morenatural outgrowth of what we were aiming at. We wanted to create a space for the sharing of ideas, and the promotion of products and services that can help us get in touch with good ways to get fit, and stay fit. To really learn about nutrition, maybe for the first time. Please consider joining us -- time to get off the couch and get into action! Read Less


We want to promote wellness while using a fun, festive theme. 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. Naturally, we came up with "Christmas in July". The Community Park will be so well decorated that even the Grinches in the crowd will get in the spirit. You Read Morewill feel like you've walked into another world—a winter wonderland with Short Street serving as Candy Cane Lane. Then you'll get a full immersion when you enter the Wellness Expo area and the race venues. All the prizes and awards will have a Christmas theme. Santa himself will lead the kids' fun runs. CiJ will just naturally get your attention and invite you to stop by and have fun even if you didn't plan to run. Of course we hope you stay to learn about wellness while you're at it. Read Less


Race Info


View the Lisle Community Park for the 2015 Christmas in July Races (5k, 10k, 6-Hour, 12-Hour, 24-Hour, and Santa Fun Run) in Lisle, Illinois on July 17-18, 2015
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