Race Information

Race Location

For 2020, we’re headed to Busse Woods South, Grove #5 in Elk Grove Village, IL.

Half-Marathon or 5K?

When you register, you can choose to run the half-marathon, a 5K or, if you can’t make the event on race day, choose to be a virtual runner. Virtual runners can walk or run the event on their own time and place and still get a shirt, bib and medal. Registration fee includes shipping. We will mail your packet out to you after the event.

Race Times and Routes

Half Marathon Course & Map

Start Time: 7:00am

Water Stops: Miles 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 4.6 / 6.1 / 7.6 / 8.6 / 10.6 / 11.6 / 12.6

Grapes/Flavor-Ice: Miles 2 / 3 / 6.1 / 8.6 / 10.6 / 12.6

Restrooms: Miles 1 / 2 / 4.6 / 6.4 / 8.7 / 10.6 / 11.3 / 12.8


5K Course & Map

Start Time:  7:30am

Packet Pick Up

A schedule for packet pickup will be posted in the near future.

Race Day

Check In

Check-in opens at 5:30am.  Due to the size of the race, we encourage you to pick up your packet early. We will publish early packet pickup dates and times when we get closer to race day.

Gear Check

We will have a designated area for gear check. Your bib number will serve for tagging your stuff. We will have a staff member assigned to the area.


There is adequate parking all along Groves 5-16.  Get there super early to secure a spot near the start/finish area, but once parking spots fill, continue along the parking lot path for additional parking spots.

Commemorative Photos

We will have photographers roaming as well as a backdrop (weather permitting) for photo ops for you, your friends and family. Our photos are posted, typically within 24 hours of the race, and are free to view, download and share as you please. You will find a link to the photos on this website.

Race Results

Race results are available immediately after the event at the designated tent area.  Print outs of your stats will be available. We also post race results online soon after the race finishes. A link can be found on this website or at www.fun-races.com

Post-Race Christmas Party!

We will have beer, soft drinks, PB&Js, other snacks and fun goodies after the race.  Check back here for additional details as we finalize our plans!  Look for good times, good music and lots of fun for family, friends alike!