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Reindeer Fun Run

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The Reindeer Fun Run is for everyoneserious runners, walkers, families, & pets! The 5k Run/Walk curves through historic downtown neighborhoods of Aberdeen, NC with rolling hills and wide turns. The 12ks of Christmas Run adds a scenic tour of Bethesda & the Malcolm Blue Farm. Both courses finish on a sloping downhill toward historic Union Station. For kids, the Egg Nog Jog is a holiday favorite!

How to enter the Reindeer Fun Run

  1. 12k of Christmas Run

    Run 12km
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  2. 5k Reindeer Fun Run/Walk

    Run 5km
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  3. Kids Egg Nog Jog

    Run 1km
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Reindeer Fun Run routes

This 12k of Christmas is USATF certified and takes runners through beautiful downtown and Bethesda neighborhoods of Aberdeen. With long, sloping curves, and few sharp corners, this course separates from the 5k after the first mile and tours Bethesda before returning to the 5k at mile 5 to take advantage of the long, final downhill run into downtown and food, music and fun at the After Party!

The Reindeer Fun Run USATF certified course takes you through the historic business district as well as the downtown and Bethesda neighborhoods of Aberdeen. This route provides a beautiful tour of Aberdeen and finishes on a long, downhill slope into downtown and the awaiting After Party including the Kids Zone, music, bands and more fun, fun, fun!

The McDonald’s Egg Nog Jog is for kids 9 years old and under. Starting in 2015, the course is an out and back on Poplar so parents can be at both the start and finish. Of course, parents are welcome to run with kids at no charge too! The McDonald’s Kids Zone has tons for kids to do. Face painting, pony rides, music, games, food, fun and Santa! This event is open to the entire community – so come on out

Event Details

What’s Included

Every runner receives Antlers to run in.

Timed 12K & 5K runners may get their race results in several ways:

Results Text: Sent to those who provided cell phone number and carrier when registering online.
Results Kiosk: Receive your personal results printout at the Precision Race touch-screen Results Kiosk in the green Results Tent near the finish line. Your printout will show not just your race time, but also your preliminary overall, gender and age group rankings!

Costume Awards (5k/12k/Egg Nog Jog)

  • Best Group Costume (2 or more)
  • Best Pet Costume
  • Best Individual Costumes – All Ages!

5k Awards

Dasher: First Antlers to Cross Finish Line

12k Awards

Prancer: First Antlers to Cross Finish Line

Egg Nog Jog Awards

  • Rudolph: First Antlers to Cross Finish Line
  • Fastest Times (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • Every participant gets a ribbon!

Every Finisher receives the following upon finishing:

  • Kids 1/2 Mile Egg Nog Jog- 2.5" Finisher Medal
  • 12ks of Christmas Run- 3.5" Finisher Medal
  • 5k Reindeer Fun Run/Walk- 3" Finisher Medal
Raceday Logistics

Friday, November 30, 2018

  • 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m- Registration & Packet pick-up

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | RACE DAY!

  • 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.- Registration & Packet pick-up
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.- McDonald’s Kids Zone & After Party
  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.-12ks of Christmas Run
  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.- 5k Reindeer Fun Run/Walk
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.-C ostume Judging
  • 10:30 a.m.-Kids Egg Nog Jog (3 Heats)
  • 11:00 a.m.(ish) - Awards Presentation @ Caboose

Water Stations
5k @ mile 1 & 2
12k @ mile 1, 2, 3.5 & 6.25


Can I run with my pet?
Yep, as long as you register/pay for them (even if you have a dog named bandit). Each will receive a cool race bandana. Also, you can only take pets on 5k and 12k, not in the Kids Egg Nog Jog.

Can I walk?
Yes, we have lots of walkers! But if you plan on walking the entire course, we ask that you sign up for the 5k please. The awesome Aberdeen Police and Fire Department can only keep the roads closed for a certain period, so 12k walkers may find the trail vehicles passing you to keep road re-opening on schedule.

Oh, one more thing, please stay to the right, there is a fast runner coming up behind you!

Is there a bag drop?

There is a bag drop. Every year another Sandhills Race Series event that hosts our bag drop (usually Mardi Gras Miles). So look for that SRS tent at the starting line to store gear while your on the course.

Weather policy: We follow the same policy as Santa… rain, snow or shine!

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