2017 Reindeer Run Participant Guide
Please read thoroughly so you are most informed for race day!

5K Run & Kids Run Wild Races
Saturday, December 16, 2017 
Blue Cross Arena
100 Exchange Blvd
Rochester, NY 14614
  • 7:30 am - Registration Opens
  • 8:30 am - 5K Race Starts
  • 9:15 am - 1/4 Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
  • 9:20 am - 1/2 Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
  • 9:30 am - Full Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
  • 9:45 am - Awards Ceremony Begins Inside in the Blue Cross Arena Lobby

You Can Still Register!
Registration for the race is still open, so please share if you know anyone who would like to join you!
Packet Pick-Up is this Week!
It is highly advised to go to Packet Pick-Up to get your bib (& shirt) and not wait until race day!! 
Packet Pick-Up is at both Fleet Feet Sports locations. When you registered for the race, you signed up for your packet pickup location. You need to go to the location that you chose, since your bib will only be at that location. 
155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620 
2522 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626
Packet Pick-Up/Registration Days & Times:
  • Thursday, December 14th 10am - 7pm
  • Friday, December 15th 10am - 7pm
  • Race Day (Saturday, Dec 16th) at Blue Cross Arena from 7:30 am - 8:15 am
We highly encourage you to attend Packet Pick-Up and not wait until race morning to get your bib. 
Fleet Feet Sports & YellowJacket Racing are hosting a toy drive to collect toys to be donated to the Salvation Army Holiday Assistance Program , which provides toys to families in need during the holiday season. Simply bring in a new, unwrapped toy with you to packet pickup (December 14th & 15th from 10am - 7pm). 

Any toy for any age is greatly appreciated (there is usually a greater need for toys for children in the age range of 10 - 15 years). If you donate 1 or more toys, you will receive a 15% discount off your purchase of non-sale apparel at Fleet Feet Sports during Packet Pickup hours!
Participant Information for Race Day!
5K Course Description
The Start is outside the Blue Cross Arena on Exchange Blvd. You will head south on Exchange until you reach the Ford Street Bridge. You will turn left and cross over the bridge. Once over the bridge you will turn right on to Wilson Blvd. Continue down Wilson until the turnaround, where you will then get on to the riverpath. You will head north on the river path to South Ave Continue on South Ave to Court St. Turn left on to Court St to Exchange Blvd. Turn right on to Exchange to the finish line

There will be a waterstop on Wilson Blvd before you get on the River Path.
Registration Confirmation
If you already registered, please be sure to review the Confirmation List Here.

Timing Details
We will be timing the race using the MyLaps BibTag System. Your timing chip is on the back of your bib. It is very important that the bib is worn 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.
Parking Information
There are several parking garages around the Blue Cross Arena that offer plenty of parking for participants & spectators: Click Here for a listing of Parking Garages in Rochester

Parking is also available on the large surface lot at Court Street & Exchange, but there is very limited parking in this lot.

There will be bathrooms inside the Blue Cross Arena. The bathrooms on the upper floors will only be available until the race starts (8:30 am). Do not leave any personal belongings on any of the upper floors while you race, since we will not have access to these floors once the race starts.

  Post Race Food 
After the race, join us inside the Blue Cross Arena for post race goodies.

Awards Ceremony
We will be presenting Overall & Age Group Awards for the 5K at the Awards Ceremony. The theme of the Reindeer Run Awards goes along with the theme of our Holiday Toy Drive for the Salvation Army. We have made awards to liken the "Island of the MisFit Toys". The Top 3 Men and Women and Top 3 in 5 Year Age Groups will get a very unique and specially "crafted" trophy with action figure tops. 
We will be doing the awards presentation at 9:45 am in the Blue Cross Arena lobby.
Kids Run Wild Races  
The Kids Race will begin at 9:15ish. There are three options (1/4 mile, 1/2 mile and 1 mile). The 1/2 mile and 1 mile will be timed (the 1/4 mile will not).
The Start Line for kid’s races is at Court & Exchange. There will be a Kids Run Wild wind flag at the Start. You should report to the west side of Exchange Street (opposite the corner of Court Street) by 9:05 am. The Kids Run Wild course stays on Exchange Blvd. Each race is an out & back. Kids can only run one race. They cannot do multiple races. 
Strongly Seeking volunteers to help at Reindeer Run
December 16th

We Still Need Volunteers! If you have family or friends coming to cheer you on, please ask them to consider helping out while they are there!