Join us at Church Street Brewery on New Years Day to run the first 5K of the year with us! Why? Why not, I ask! But here are some reasons: Start of the year on the right (or left) foot! Free pint of Church Street Beer to 21+ runners Be immortalized with your 2019 goal printed on your race bib and the long-sleeve race shirt!
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We would like to welcome you to the 6th Annual Christmas in July Races (YES, IT IS HAPPENING IN JUNE!), which we like to call the longest summer holiday running party in the country. Our venue is festively decorated with christmas lights, inflatables, and more and takes place in beautiful Lisle Community Park in Lisle, IL (Just 25 miles outside of Downtown Chicago, IL and easy to get to). We go above and beyond with our fully stocked aid stations and have an amazing group of volunteers ready to help you in any way. You will also receive personalized attention from the race organizers before, during, and after the race.
Our races start on a Friday evening and include a Santa Fun Run to kick it off at 7:30pm, followed by the 5K at 8pm, then the 6-Hour, 12-Hour, 24-Hour Fixed Time Solo and Relay Endurance Runs following at Midnight, 11pm, and 10pm, respectively. Last year, we sold out our 2,3,4-person relay division, so we decided to add a 4,5,6-person 12-Hour relay, and a 4,6,8-person 24-Hour Relay divisions for 2019.
This is a great venue for the entire family. The kids get to run with Santa Claus and receive medals and t-shirts for their participation. Each participant receives awesome swag at the door and top notch finisher medals upon completion. We also hand out unique holiday Nutcrackers as finisher awards. We also have a costume contest for the 5K and fixed-timed events, so if you like, come prepared for that so our amazing volunteers can pick the winners.
If youre running one of our timed events, youre able to camp alongside the trail. Last year, we had 84 camping tents on the grounds and its growing every year. Most decorate their space with holiday decorations, some even bring projection TVs to entertain the kids overnight. Its a blast!
If you have any questions, at all, please contact the race staff at [email protected] and well be happy to answer any of your questions. We look forward to see you in 2019!
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Humana Rock n Roll Chicago Half Marathon in 2018! Voted a BibRave Top 20 Half Marathon, were making this year even bigger with more music, runner support, and community engagement every step of the way. This beloved event is known for its contrast of a downtown city course, beautiful lakefront views, and diverse Chicago culture visible at every turn. Rock n Roll Chicago is the birthplace of our Remix Challenge, so be sure to run Saturday and Sunday to earn that bonus medal!