Christmas in July 5K/10K, 6/12/24-Hour Races

Event Date

Fri, Jul 18, 2014


Lisle, IL

About This Activity

The Christmas in July Wellness Festival will take place in Lisle Community Park on July 18-19, 2014. 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.

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 will 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.

Event schedule and times

An event guide will be emailed to the email address you register with, but please check the website for the most current updates leading up to race day. If there are questions, please feel free to email us. Our contact information is on our website at

Registration Changes Deadline - 7/7/2014

Packet Pickup - Week before race (To be announced) + Race Day

Friday Night Race Starting Times:

Santa Claus Fun Run - 7/18 @ 7:30 PM (Race Day Registration Only)

5K - 7/18 @ 8PM (Post Race Party to Follow)

24 Hour - 7/18 @ 10 PM - 7/19 @ 10 PM

12 Hour - 7/18 @ 11 PM - 7/19 @ 11 AM

6 Hour - 7/18 @ Midnight - 7/19 @ 6 AM

Saturday Night Race Starting Times:

Santa Claus Fun Run - 7/19 @ 7:00 PM (Race Day Registration Only)

10K - 7/19 @ 7:30 PM (Post Race Party to Follow)

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