Join the many festive runners
at Busse Woods
this july!

Ready to beat the July heat? Have you got what it takes?

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.

Due to the current pandemic and Illinois government mandates, this event will be a virtual race only. All registered participants will receive their bling (shirt, medal) and enjoy a glass of beer on your own!

Your Choice: 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.

Other registration options include walking or running a virtual half-marathon or 5k on your own at the location of your choice if you are unable to participate on race day. You still get a shirt, bib and medal. We will mail your packet out to you after the event.

Register Today and Save!

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.

Race maps can be found on the Race Information page.

Registration Is Open

The 2020 registration is now open. Register early for best pricing.

SAVE $46! Register for the half-marathon now for best price!

Don't Wait - Register Now!

Registration for the 5K is $29. Prices increase after February 21.

Additional registration options include Virtual Half Marathon, Virtual 5K and discounts for volunteers.


It's Christmas in July. What about presents?

For 2020, Santa is bringing you some of the best swag.  Our medals are awesome! Think snow globe for 2020. See below for examples of past years’ medals and a reveal of this year’s medal. Shirts? Very nice short-sleeve sublimated-tech.


Post-Race Christmas Party

With love and Christmas Joy…there will be cold beer, wine and soft drinks! PB&J’s, snacks, and fun goodies.


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

Busse Woods Running Club


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

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