Reindeer Run 5k & Kids Run Wild Races

Date: December 19, 2015

Length: 5K, Kids Run Wild Races

Start Time: 12:00am

Series: Reindeer Run

Location: The Strong - Rochester, NY (map)


Reindeer Run 5K & Kids Run Wild Races to Benefit The Strong
A Family-Centric Winter Race For All Ages!


What You Get

  • Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing including Net Time for the 5K (The time from when the gun goes off until you cross the start line is subtracted from your official gun time to get your net time). Note: As per USATF Rule 245 we do not use net times for awards, they are provided by us to you as an additional service only.
  • 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 the following week
  • Plenty of post race food provided by Subway (inside the food court of The Strong)
  • Reindeer antlers to first 1,750 registrants of either the 5k or Kids Run Wild Races
  • Cotton T-Shirts to all 5k participants registered by 12/6 and the next 400 registrants
  • Free entry to The Strong on race day (12/19/15) with your Reindeer Run 5K or Kids Run Wild Race bib. 

Registration/Packet Pickup

Entry Fees

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to benefit The Strong Museum.

5K Pricing $20 $25 $27  
Kids Run Wild 1/4 Mile FREE FREE FREE
Kids Run Wild 1/2 Mile $10 $10 $10
Kids Run Wild 1 Mile $10 $10 $10
Kids Run Wild Series $50 $50 $50

The first 1,750 registered participants will receive a pair of reindeer antlers! Everyone registered by 12/06/15, plus the next 400 registered, will receive a Cotton T-Shirt.  Sizes are only guaranteed for those registered by 12/06/15. 

NEW! There are NO PROCESSING FEES when registering online for all 2016 YellowJacket Racing events in 2016! 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

  • Thur, Dec. 17th and Fri, Dec. 18th from 11am-7pm at both Fleet Feet Sports locations:
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road,, Rochester, NY 14620
    • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626
  • Race Day, Sat, Dec. 19th, at The Strong from at 7:30am until 8:15am


5K Awards

  • Top 3 Overall Male and 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
9:35am - Awards Ceremony Begins Inside


5K Course Description

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! (Map)


Parking is available at The Strong and area parking garages.



December 19, 2015 | The Strong - Rochester, NY