Reindeer Run 5K

Date: December 17, 2016

Length: 5K, Kids Run Wild Races (1/4, 1/2, & Full Mile)

Start Time: 8:30am

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!


  • 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 12/04/16 and the next 400 registrants.  Sizes guaranteed only to participants registered by 12/04/16.
  • Free entry to The Strong museum on race day (12/17/16) with your Reindeer Run 5K or Kids Run Wild Race bib.

Training Information

Registration/Packet Pickup

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

12/1 - 
12/15 - 
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 $15
Kids Run Wild 1 Mile $10 $10 $10 $15

The first 1,200 5K registrants, and the first 300 kids registered, will receive a pair of reindeer antlers! 5K participants registered by 12/4/16, plus the next 400 registered, will receive a Cotton T-Shirt.

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

  • Thursday, December 15th and Friday, December 16th 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 17th, 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
9:35am - 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 nearby City of Rochester parking garages.



December 17, 2016 | The Strong - Rochester, NY