Sat July 22, 2023 Elk Grove, IL 60007 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready



Busse Forest - South Grove 5
Elk Grove, IL US 60007


Aloha! We're running Hawaiian Style in 2023!!!  

Run in the sun (and shade) and earn some chillin' swag!

Live 5K or Live Half Marathon Registration Includes:

  • Chipped Timed Half Marathon or 5k

  • Very Cool Sublimated Hawaiian-themed Tech Shirts or Ladies Tank Tops

  • Real Blinking Lights Finisher's Medal

  • *Half Marathon Includes Both a Christmas Running Hat & Sunglasses

  • *5K Includes Sunglasses (Hat optional upgrade)

  • Christmas Cinch Sack

  • Custom Bibs with Unique Surprising Christmas Names

  • Overall and Age Group Medals (Half & 5K)

  • Water and Snacks Every mile (approx) 

  • Finish Line Elf's Treats (Frozen Treat, CLIF Bars, Package Snacks, Root Beer, Etc)

Beer - Half Marathon Includes 2 drink tickets - 5k includes 1 drink ticket.



Christmas In July Highly Recommended Early Packet Pickup

  • Thursday July 20 - 4:00-6:00pm Early Packet Pickup.  Xtra Mile Running, 31 W Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194 (Schaumburg Town Square)

Friday July 21 - 2:00-5:00pm Early Packet Pickup. We'll do it near the Start/Finish line at Busse Forest (South Grove 5). Look for the White Fun-Races Trailer.


Jingle Jolly Saturday Schedule July 22

  • 6:00am - 6:45am Packet Pickup/Check-In Opens - Half Marathon

  • 7:00am Half Marathon Starts
  • 7:00am - 7:45am Packet Pickup/Check-In Opens - 5K
  • 8:00am 5K Starts
  • 8:20am Post Race Christmas Party Begins!!!


Christmas Hawaiian Swag!

  • Sublimated Unisex Hawaiian Tech Shirt or Women's Tank Top

  • Santa Surf Board Light Up Medal or Light Up Snow Globe Medal Or Light Up Elf Medal

  • *Hat & Sunglasses = Half Marathon  

  • *Sunglasses = 5K

  • Cinch Sack

  • Custom Bibs with Unique Surprising Hawaiian Christmas Names 



Refer Friends = Earn Cash Back!

How It Works:
1) When registering, create a Team Name for your group. Create a password (and write it down!)

2) Tell all your friends to sign up for the race! (be sure to give them your team name and password)

3) When your Team hits 5 participants, the first 4 people will get $5 CASH BACK and the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th.... and so on will receive a $5 discount on their race fee!


Half Marathon Map & Course Info

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Half Marathon Start Time:  7:00am

Water Stops:  Miles 1 / 2.3 / 3 / 4.1/ 4.8 / 5.6 / 6.5 / 7.2 / 8.3 / 9 / 10.2  / 11.3 / 12.6

Public Restrooms: Miles 1 / 1.7 / 2.1 / *4.6 / 5.6 / *7 / *8.6 / *10.6  / 11.3

*Restrooms at mile 4.6, 7, 8.6, and 10.6 are slightly off the race course but easily accessible

Gatorade Fit: Miles 3 / 5.6 /  7.2 / 8.3 /  11.3

Flavor Ice: Miles 4.8 / 11.3

Brain Butter Squeeze Pouch:  Mile 10.2


5k Course Map

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5K Start Time:  8:00 AM

There is one restroom near the 1-mile mark.  You have two chances to hit the water stop, since the 5K course is out and back.


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


There are many hotels just west of Busse Woods


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Christmas in July Half Marathon and 5K (Chicago area).

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To


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