Reindeer Run 5K

Date: December 15, 2018

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!

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.
  • Finisher Medals to all finishers
  • Premium blend cotton T-Shirts to all 5k participants registered by 12/2/18 and the next 400 registrants.  Sizes guaranteed only to participants registered by 12/2/18.


Want the Reindeer Run Pom Pom Hat!  Order Yours Here while supplies last

Registration/Packet Pickup

 Event   By Nov. 29   Nov. 30 - Dec. 12   Dec. 13 - Dec. 14   Race Day 
5K $22 $25 $30 $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 12/2/18, plus the next 400 registered, will receive a Cotton T-Shirt.

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

You can also register at both Fleet Feet locations:

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

Packet Pickup

  • Thursday, December 13th and Friday, December 14th from 10am - 7pm at both Fleet Feet locations:
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
    • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626
  • Race Day, Saturday, December 15th, at the Blue Cross Arena from 7:30 am until 8:15 am

Toy Drive to Benefit the House of Mercy

Fleet Feet & YellowJacket Racing are hosting a toy drive to collect toys to be donated to the House of Mercy, which provides toys to families in need during the holiday season. Simply bring in a new, unwrapped toy with you to packet pickup (December 13th & 14th from 10am - 7pm). 

If you donate 1 or more toys, you will receive a 15% discount off your regular priced apparel at Fleet Feet during Packet Pickup hours!

Volunteer Opportunity

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


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 15, 2018 | Blue Cross Arena