How to have an amazing Reindeer Run 5K & Kids Run Wild Race!
Reindeer Run 5K & Kids Run Wild Races
Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:30 am
Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY
10 Easy Steps to a Festive & Successful Race! 
Step 1: Register! If you already have registered, congrats, you are already one step closer to a successful event. But be sure to share with friends and family so they can join too!

FYI - 5K Fees Increase Thursday, December 12th &
Kids Fees Increase on Race Day
Step 2: Bring the whole family! There are Kids Run Wild Races too for those 12 and under. Kids can choose from either 1/4 mile (FREE & for 6 and under only), 1/2 mile or 1 mile option. Kids must be registered for the event(s) they choose. Kids will get a finishers medal PLUS the first 300 get antlers to wear.
Kids Race(s) Start Times
Kids Run Wild Races Start at the corner of Court and Exchange

9:15am - 1/4 Mile Starts
9:20am - 1/2 Mile Starts
9:30am - Full Mile Starts
Yes, Parents/Guardians can run with their children as long as they allow 5Kers to come through to the finish

Unable to race, then come volunteer! To volunteer click here
Step 3: Go to Packet Pickup & Get Your Bib ! We have THREE options for packet pickup this year. You can go to any of them.

Here are packet pickup details:
  • Wednesday, December 11th 4-7PM at Fleet Feet RIDGEWAY 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626
  • Thursday, December 12th 4-7PM at Fleet Feet VICTOR 237 High Street Ext, Victor, NY 14564
  • Friday, December 13th 10am-7PM at Fleet Feet @ The ARMORY 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Race Day, Saturday, December 14th, at the Blue Cross Arena from 7:30 am until 8:15 am

Race Bib Details & Timing: We will be timing the race using the MyLaps BibTag System. Your timing chip is on the back of your bib you'll get at packet pickup. It is very important that the bib is worn visibly on the front torso of each participant. If you lose, forget or misplace your bib on race day, there is a $5.00 replacement fee. No chip, no time. No Bib, No Medal.
Step 4: Bring a toy to Packet Pickup ! Fleet Feet & YellowJacket Racing are hosting a toy drive to collect toys to be donated to the Pirate Toy Fund, which provides toys to families in need during the holiday season. Simply bring in a new, unwrapped toy with you to packet pickup (December 11th thru 13th). 
Step 5: Wear the Antlers!

The first 1200 5K and 300 Kids Race registrants get free reindeer antlers to wear. Be festive and don your reindeer headgear proudly. Spread those antlers out tall!!
Step 6: Dress for festive success! Here's your chance to truly dress for success with the wackiest or most "holidayest" wears. Bring on your red, green, lights and the most festive of festive wear. Here are some options available at Fleet Feet!
Jingle all the way with Brooks Ugly Sweater Tech Top and Run Merry Footwear
FEW SIZES LEFT @ The Armory! Available in Men's and Women's sizing. Show 'em you can holiday like nobody's business in your limited-edition Brooks Run Merry Revel 3 running shoes . The soft cushioning Revel 3 delivers on-the-run comfort while festive patterns add holiday party vibes. It's time to power through your holiday faster than Santa going down a chimney. Plus Get the latest Ugly Sweater Technical Top from Brooks Running.
Plus Show your Bib and Enjoy 15% Select Regularly Priced Apparel during Packet Pickup Hours at the respective pickup locations!
*Some exclusions apply
Step 7: Don That Finishers Medal Proudly!

All finishers get a finishers medal. Wear that bling proudly, take pictures in front of the Reindeer Run Backdrop and hashtag #reindeerrun & #fleetfeet, wear it to post race breakfast, even your afternoon errands and perhaps your evening holiday party.

Be proud to finish the Reindeer Run in the winter and wear that finisher gem!
Step 8: Join us for the Awards Ceremony !

 We pride ourselves on having the most unique Overall & Age Group race awards that feature various action figures from Marvel to Disney to Transformers and more. Awards begin approximately 9:45AM inside the arena.
Step 9: Take fun pics !

 This course features many wonderful downtown views, so why not capture the day. Featuring a course, that brings you along the Genesee River with a beautiful view of Downtown Rochester and the Frederick Douglass–Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge (informally called the Freddie-Sue Bridge. Gather your friends and family at the start and finish and flash that camera. Be sure to hashtag #reindeerrun and #fleetfeet
Step 10: Enjoy our City !

When the race is done stay in our city and enjoy some of our favorite things (of course wearing your medal, extra points for antlers too) :

  • Visit the Fleet Feet ROC Sock Shop at ROC Holiday Village in Martin Luther King Jr. Park! How about some free ice skating, kids craft area and various holiday pop up shops! Take a visit down the street from the arena to the new ROC Holiday Village.
  • You gotta eat, so stop by Jines Restaurant on Park Avenue for breakfast. Featuring delicious Eggs Benedict and they'll even serve on Gluten Free Bread. You may want to call for reservations, especially if you have a large party.
  • Meat Lovers, check out McCann's Local Meats who feature fresh cut meat from a world class butcher. Offers a variety of brunch items, my personal fave is the Sloppy Joe, but many other options too, including gluten free bread.
  • Like art and breakfast, take a meal and a looksee at the Brown Hound Bistro in the Memorial Art Gallery. Absolutely delicious and currently home of the "flavor of the month" Pancakes. You may want to call for reservations, especially if you have a large party.
  • Love to cook and fresh foods, then take a visit to the Rochester Public Market with so many local vendors to peruse.
Bonus Step to Success!
Sign Up for your Next Winter Event!
Snow Cheap Winter Trail Series
A super cool mid week low key mid week night time trail race series in the winter and with a new location!!
All races are Wednesday nights and begin at 6:30PM!

  • Race 1 - Wed, Jan 15, 2020 - Stewart Lodge, Mendon Ponds Park
  • Race 2 - Wed, Jan 29, 2020 - Parkview Lodge, Webster Park
  • Race 3 - Wed, Feb 12, 2020 - Woodside Lodge, Black Creek Park
  • Race 4 - Wed, Feb 26, 2020 - Wegman Lodge, Seneca Park
Register for a single race or for the entire 6 race series!
Winter Warrior Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & Relay

January 4, 2020
Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) |
Quarter Marathon (6.2 Miles) | Relay
Rochester Technology Park
The 1st race of the Four Season Challenge!
All Participants including Relays get a finishers Medal the coveted hat and post race delicious mac n cheese!
Cupid's Cup 5K

February 9. 2020
West Irondequoit HS
9:00 am

The 1st race in the 2020 Four Season Challenge Short Course! All Participants get a finishers Medal and a Cupid Cup's mug! Capped at 800!

Cabin Fever Trail Races

February 15, 2020
Length: 5ish Miles, 10ish Miles
Parkview Lodge, Webster Park, Webster
9:00 am

All registrants will receive a
long sleeve cotton t-shirt
when registered by February 3rd !
Enjoy beautiful trails through a gorgeous park!
Four Season Challenge ROAD
Short & Long Courses

Commit to a year of racing all at one time and earn extra medals for your triumph!

Sponsored by Brooks Running!
52.4 Option
(Four 1/2 Marathons)

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