Reindeer Run

Saturday, December 17, 2016
8:30 a.m. Reindeer Run logo

The next Reindeer Run, a unique family-friendly foot race at The Strong, is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, December 17, 2016. Sprint over for downtown Rochester’s only all-ages winter 5K event and kids’ race series. Reindeer antlers are available to the first 300 kid run and 1,200 5K registrants.

Starting Line

7:30 a.m.: Registration opens (museum lobby)
8:30 a.m.: 5K starts
9:15 a.m.: Kids Run Wild Race series begins
9:35 a.m.: Awards ceremony (museum theater)

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. All finishers in the Kids Run Wild Race series receive a Kids Run Wild Finisher Medal. 


Register for the Reindeer Run online or by mail. Registration for the event includes:

  • Chip timing by YellowJacket racing
  • Reindeer antlers to the first 300 kid run and the first 1,200 5K registrants
  • Cotton t-shirts to all participants registered by December 4 and the next 400 registrants
  • Free entry to The Strong museum on race day (December 17, 2016) with your Reindeer Run or Kids Run Wild Race bib

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

Fleet Feet Sports logo
Yellowjacket Racing logo