Race Info

Reindeer Run 5k & Kids Race to Benefit The Strong Museum


 5K Road Run/Walk

The Strong Museum


7:30am – Registration opens

8:30am – 5K Starts

9:15am – Kids Races start

Click here for more information about the Kids Races!



To Register Online:  Click Here

Packet Pickup:

Thursday (December 17) & Friday (December 18) from 11am-7pm at both Fleet Feet Sports Rochester locations.

Saturday (December 19) on site at The Strong, starting at 7:30am.

We highly encourage you to attend Packet Pick-Up and not wait until race morning to get your bib.


  By 12/6/2015 12/7-12/18 Day Of
5K $20 $25 $30
Kids Run $10 $10 $10

Click Here for more info and to Register for the Kids Run!


  • Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
  • Reindeer antlers to first 1,750 registrants of either the 5k or Kids Races
  • Cotton T-Shirts to all participants registered by 12/6 and the next 400 registrants
  • Post race food provided by 
  • Free entry to The Strong Museum on race day (12/19/15) with your Reindeer Run 5K or Kids Race bib.


7:30am - Registration opens

8:30am - 5K Starts

9:15am - Kids Races start

Maps + Directions

Course Map

This is a very flat and fun course taking you through Downtown Rochester! It is mixed half and half city streets and paved paths. There will be a water stop on course about 1.75 miles into the race.
The course starts at the corner of Chestnut St & Court St heading west towards The River. You then cross The River and take a left onto Exchange Blvd. Halfway down Exchange will be the first mile marker. You'll then take a left onto the Ford Street Bridge. After crossing the bridge you will take your first left onto the river path, then take a right when the path comes to a T so you are heading back North on the path. Follow the path along The River where you'll hit the water station and second mile marker. Keep following the path until it turns into South Avenue, and take a right onto Court St. You'll then follow Court right around the traffic circle and taking East Broad St. until you get to Pitkin St. where you'll take a right turn that will lead you back behind The Strong. Turn right into the parking lot, around the loop and into the finish corral! 


Parking is available at The Strong as well as at nearby city parking garages.



Divisions + Awards

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall Male and Female finishers as well as top 3 in the following age groups.

Age Groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over. The fastest Male and Female Reindeer (must be wearing reindeer antlers the whole race) across the line will also receive prizes. 

If you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony after the event, age group awards will be available for pickup at Fleet Feet Sports (Culver Road Armory location - 155 Culver Road, Rochester NY 14620). Awards will be available for pick-up until January 2, 2016.

Past Results

Past Results may be incomplete throughout the year as we update our database. Please Check the Results Page for past results in the meantime.

Additional Info

Embrace your inner child and come dressed as your favorite toy/doll or dress in your favorite holiday attire!


If you are interested in volunteering please e-mail nicole@yellowjacketracing.com for more information.

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