“Thanks to Volition.

Great Race. I can’t wait to run the half again!”

– Makenzie Stokes

Busse Woods, Elk Grove, IL

The Half Marathon Course

Date: Jun 04, 2016

Location: Ned Busse Preserve E. Higgins Rd. and N. Arlington Heights Rd. Busse Woods, Elk Grove , IL 60007

2016 Results Click HERE

2016 Race Photos

Join us in the Busse Woods Trail System for the Volition America Half Marathon and 5K. This half marathon series is the first of it's kind to honor America through running and is steeped with patriotic distinction. Half Marathon and 5K participants will receive a Volition America Technical T-Shirt and Finisher Medal. 

This chip timed, course offers a scenic view of the Ned Busse Forest Preserve. During your run, you will pass an elk habitat, fish preserves, forest and prairie lands. After victoriously crossing the finish line you can refuel with a variety of refreshments and enjoy live entertainment in our finish festival. 

New this year: The Double Duty Challenge. Run in both Volition America Illinois events on June 4th & September 11th and you will get a third finisher medal showing your accomplishments! You only have to register once- just choose the Double Duty option on your registration and you will be entered into both races. This registration is only available through June 4, 2016. 

PR Challenge!! Tell us what your PR is! Add the PR Challenge to your registration. When you crush it, you will be awarded with an additional finisher medal.

The 5K Course

2016 Results Click HERE

2016 Race Photos

Join us in the Busse Woods Trail System for the Volition America Half Marathon and 5K. This half marathon series is the first of it's kind to honor America through running and is steeped with patriotic distinction. Half Marathon and 5K participants will receive a Volition America Technical T-Shirt and Finisher Medal. 

This chip timed out looped course will have you gazing over the south pool and Busse Lake. After victoriously crossing the finish line you can refuel with a variety of refreshments and enjoy live entertainment in our finish festival. 

New this year: The Double Duty Challenge. Run in both Volition America Illinois events on June 4th & September 11th and you will get a third finisher medal showing your accomplishments! You only have to register once- just choose the Double Duty option on your registration and you will be entered into both races. This registration is only available through June 4, 2016. 

PR Challenge!! Tell us what your PR is! Add the PR Challenge to your registration. When you crush it, you will be awarded with an additional finisher medal.

To Volunteer

We are working hard to make the Volition America Half Marathon and 5K something truly special, not just for participants, but for the communities as well. To make this possible, we need the enthusiastic support of volunteers like you. We are recruiting volunteers for a variety of positions prior to, during and following each event. If you want to support Volition America and wish to be involved, we have an important job for you!

All Volition America volunteers will receive a complimentary event shirt, beverages and snacks. Individuals and groups are invited!    

For questions, email: volutneer@volitionamerica.com.

Ambassador Program:

We want your help to spread the word about Volition America. Are you involved in your community and social media? Do you have a group of friends or coworkers who would like to register? Do you have spare time to post our race posters in local establishments? If you said YES! to these questions, we want you! We are looking for 5 Ambassadors to help us raise awareness and registration numbers for this year’s race. Please contact bmurphey@volitionamerica.com for more information.

Schedule

  • June 2nd 2-7pm: Packet Pick Up at Road Runner Sports in Naperville Springbrook Prairie Pavilion 2555 W. 75th Street Naperville, IL 60540

  • June 3rd 2-7pm: Packet Pick Up at Road Runner Sports Kildeer: 20291 N. Rand Rd., Ste 105 Kildeer, IL 60074

  • June 4th 6:00am: Park opens/Packet Pick Up Begins

  • 6:30am: Call to Start Line

  • 6:55am: Pledge and National Anthem

  • 6:55am: Wheelchair Start

  • 7:00am: 1/2 Marathon Start

  • 7:15am: 5K Start

  • 8:00am: 5K Awards

  • 9:30am: Half Marathon Awards

  • 11:00am: Finish Celebration Ends

Parking

Parking is available in Busse Woods on a first come first serve basis. The start of the race is near the boat ramp and the south pool. 

 

Packet Pick Up Information:

Join us at Road Runner Sports to pick up your race bib and race tech -t. 

June 2nd: Road Runner Sports Naperville 2-7pm. Location: Springbrook Prairie Pavilion 2555 W. 75th Street  Naperville, IL 60540 

**Updated: June 3rd: Road Runner Sports Kildeer Marketplace 20291 N. Rand Rd., Ste 105 Kildeer, IL 60074 
 

Accommodations

Marriott Chicago Schaumburg (about 2 miles from the race) - $89.00/night for a king bed. $99.00/night for 2 doubles. All reservations must be made before May 18th to lock in this discounted rate. Mention the Volition America Half Marathon and 5K Room Block to get the discounted rate.

Sheraton Suites Chicago Elk Gove: (about 5 miles from the venue) - $169/night.  121 Northwest Point Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL  60007. All reservations can be made online or over the phone at 1-888-627-7052. 

Race Contact

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