Reindeer Run

Rainy weather didn’t deter the more than 1,800 runners—many sporting antlers or other festive attire—who participated in the second annual Reindeer Run in December 2013 to benefit The Strong. The event raised $3,500 for museum educational programs.Reindeer Run logo
View official results from the 2013 Reindeer Run.
View photographs from the 2013 Reindeer Run.

Have You “Herd”?

The next Reindeer Run, a unique family-friendly foot race with proceeds benefiting The Strong, is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, December 20, 2014. Sprint over for downtown Rochester’s only all-ages winter 5K event and half-mile kids’ race. Reindeer antlers are available to the first 1,750 registrants, including kids’ run participants.

Course Description

The 5K course starts at the intersection of Pitkin and Broad streets and ends at The Strong. Participants have the rare opportunity to run on the Inner Loop, which is closed in honor of the race! 

The Finish Line

The race concludes with an awards ceremony in the museum theater. Awards recognize the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as top three in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15–19, 20–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, and 70 and older.

The fastest male and female reindeer (contestant must be wearing reindeer antlers throughout the entire race) across the line will also receive prizes.

Costume Contest

Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite toy. Race organizers will award prizes to the three most creatively costumed contestants.

The Reindeer Run 5K is produced by YellowJacket Racing and sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports.

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