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Fun Run: Christmas in July Races a first for Lisle

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:15 p.m. CST
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Lisle is home to the Christmas in July 5K on Friday at Community Park.
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Steve Coungeris participates in the Christmas in July 5K during the event Friday at Community Park.
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Participants prepare for the Christmas in July 5K during the event Friday at Community Park.

LISLE –The holidays came early to Lisle last weekend during the village's inaugural Christmas in July Races.

Palatine company Runners 4 Wellness hosted the event Friday and Saturday in Community Park.

Among the races were a 5K, a 10K, 6-, 12- and 24-hour ultra races and two kids Santa runs.

Additional festivities included a costume contest, a wellness expo and two performances by Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute band Denial 3.

Proceeds will benefit Action for Healthy Kids.

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