Reindeer Run 5K

Date: December 16, 2017

Length: 5K, Kids Run Wild Races

Start Time: 8:30am

Location: Blue Cross Arena (map)

Reindeer Run 5K & Kids Run Wild Races


A Family-Centric Winter Race For All Ages!



  • Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing including Net Time for the 5k (The time it takes for you to cross the timing mats at the start is subtracted from your official Gun Time to get your Net Time). Note: As per USATF rule 163 we do not use this as your official time for awards, it is provided by us to you as an additional service.
  • Live Text and Email results as your finish (sign up for results notifications to track a runner here)
  • Finish line video integrated into the results in the following week
  • Reindeer antlers to first 300 Kid Run Wild registrants and the first 1200 5K registrants.
  • Premium blend cotton T-Shirts to all 5k participants registered by 12/3/17 and the next 400 registrants.  Sizes guaranteed only to participants registered by 12/3/17.


Registration/Packet Pickup

 Event   By Nov. 29   Nov. 30 - Dec. 13   Dec. 14 - Dec. 15   Race Day 
5K $20 $25 $27 $30
 Kids Run Wild 1/4 Mile  FREE FREE FREE FREE
Kids Run Wild 1/2 Mile $10 $10 $10 $12
Kids Run Wild 1 Mile $10 $10 $10 $12

The first 1,200 5K registrants, and the first 300 kids registered, will receive a pair of reindeer antlers! 5K participants registered by 12/3/17, plus the next 400 registered, will receive a Cotton T-Shirt.

There are NO PROCESSING FEES when registering online for all 2017 YellowJacket Racing events! All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-deferrable, no exceptions.

You can also register at both Fleet Feet Sports locations:

  • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
  • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626

Packet Pickup

  • Thursday, December 14th and Friday, December 15th from 10am - 7pm at both Fleet Feet Sports locations:
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
    • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626
  • Race Day, Saturday, December 16th, at The Strong from at 7:30 am until 8:15 am


5K Awards

  • Overall Male & Female Finishers
  • Age Group Awards to Top 3 Male/Female in 5 year age groups (14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-65, 65-69, 70 & up)
  • Fastest Male and Female Reindeer (must be wearing reindeer antlers the whole race) across the finish line will also receive prizes

Kids Run Wild Awards

  • All finishers receive a Kids Run Wild Finisher Medal

Race Day Schedule

7:30am - Registration Opens
8:30am - 5K Race Starts
9:15am - 1/4 Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
9:20am - 1/2 Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
9:30am - Full Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
9:45am - Awards Ceremony Begins Inside


5K Course Description

This is a very flat and fun course taking you through Downtown Rochester!

The course starts on Exchange Blvd outside the Blue Cross Arena heading south.  You will continue down Exchange Blvd turning right on to S. Fitzhugh Street to Clarissa Street.  You will turn left on Clarissa to Adams Street, taking a left on Adams to Ford Street.  Continuing down Ford Street, you will cross the bridge and then take your first left onto the river path.  Follow the path along the Genesee 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 left onto Court Street. Continue to Exchange, turning right on Exchange you will see the finish line outside of the Blue Cross Arena.


There are several parking garages around the Blue Cross Arena that offer plenty of parking for participants & spectators.

Parking is also available on the large surface lot off Court Street + Exchange.