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!

2017 Participant Guide

CLICK HERE for the 2017 Participant Guide.  Please read thoroughly so you are most prepared for race day!

All Reindeer Run 5K finishers will receive this custom medal!


Toy Drive to benefit the Salvation Army Holiday Assistance Program!

We are hosting a toy drive to collect toys to be donated to the Salvation Army Holiday Assistance Program, which provides toys to families in need during the holiday season.  Simply bring in a new, unwrapped toy with you to packet pickup.  Any toy for any age is greatly appreciated (there is usually a greater need for toys for children in the age range of 10 - 15 years).  If you donate 1 or more toys, you will receive a 15% discount off your purchase of non-sale apparel at Fleet Feet Sports during Packet Pickup hours!

Salvation Army Logo

Your Race Registration Includes
  • 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.

No Boundaries: Learn to Run Training Program

No Boundaries is a nationally awarded program sponsored by New Balance that offers a proven approach to running that is safe and effective. By providing an encouraging, welcoming and safe environment, you can feel confident knowing this program is designed to help you reach your goals.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Reindeer Run 5k named Top 12 Race-cation in the nation by Women's Running Magazine, June 2017 issue.

Volunteer Opportunity

We are seeking volunteers to help at Registration, Finish Line, Food Area, Road Marshals, Water Stop & Kids Races.  CLICK HERE to sign-up to volunteer at the Reindeer Run.

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 Blue Cross Arena from 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)

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


Course Map

  • The Start is outside the Blue Cross Arena on Exchange Blvd
  • You will head south on Exchange until you reach the Ford Street Bridge
  • You will turn left and cross over bridge
  • Once over the bridge you will turn right on to Wilson Blvd
  • Continue down Wilson until the turnaround, where you will then get on to the riverpath
  • You will head north on the river path to South Ave
  • Continue on South Ave to Court St
  • Turn left on to Court St to Exchange
  • Turn right on to Exchange to the finish line


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.



December 16, 2017 | Blue Cross Arena