Reindeer Run 5K & Kids 1/2 Mile

Date: December 10, 2022

Length: 5K

Start Time: 8:30am

Location: Blue Cross Arena (map)

Reindeer Run 5K & Kids 1/2 Mile
Saturday, December 10th | 8:30am
Blue Cross Arena | 100 Exchange Street

Grab that Festive Holiday Gear and Come Spread Good Cheer at this Family-Friendly Winter Race For All Ages!


View the Traffic Advisory Here - Please Note under Maps Below the Revised Course for 2022 due to construction northbound on the River Path

View Participant Guide Here - Get the ins and outs on How to Reindeer Run Right!

Want to Volunteer - CLICK HERE

Kids Race Start: 9:20AM (ish) - want to make sure majority of 5kers are through so athletes have room

Join us in person on December 10th at Blue Cross Arena, or choose your favorite route and run/walk it on your time, virtually!
Submit your virtual results any time between 8am, December 10 - 9pm, December 18.

Included with Registration

In-Person Entry Includes:

• Long sleeve cotton t-shirt (Note: Shirt Color subject to change based on availability) Guaranteed if registered by Nov 25th.
• Online Results
• Finisher medal to all registrants
• Post-race food
• Digital/Printable Finishers Certificate

Virtual Entry Includes:

• Long sleeve cotton t-shirt (Note: Shirt Color subject to change based on availability) Guaranteed if registered by Nov 25th.
• Online Results
• Finisher medal to all registrants
• Digital Bib
• Digital/Printable Finishers Certificate
• Shipping for your shirt/medal (within the US)

Shirts are an additional $10 for the kids races. Guaranteed if register by Nov 25th.

Registration closes December 9th @ 5:45pm.
Shirts guaranteed if registered by November 25th. Shirt Color subject to change due to supply chain.


By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens or any other, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated.

Registration/Packet Pickup

FEES Now through October 31   November 1 - November 30   December 1 - December 9 (5:45PM)
In Person 5K $30 $35 $40
In Person Kids 1/2 Mile $12 $12 $15
Virtual 5K $30 $30 $35
Virtual Kids 1/2 Mile $15 $15 $15

Packet Pick-up:
Friday, December 9th - 10:00am-6:00pm at Fleet Feet @The Armory
 (155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620) - Please go to early packet pickup.  Others may pickup for you.  This will help alleviate race day lines and congestion.

First 200 to packet pickup will get antlers!!  Caviat: If you are picking up for more than 3 people, you will only get three antlers max

Race Day Packet Pickup is 7:30am - 8:15am at Blue Cross Arena.  Please do not wait until race day!!!


5K Awards

  • Overall Male & Female Finishers
  • Age Group Awards to Top 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, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up)

There are no age group/overall awards for the kids 1/2 mile race.

Awards Ceremony: We will be handing out awards inside the arena at 9:45AM race morning.  Awards will not be mailed.

Race Day Schedule

7:30am - 8:15am - Packet Pickup (Do NOT wait until race day, please go to packet pickup on Friday at Fleet Feet)
8:30am - 5K Race Starts
9:20am - 1/2 Mile Kids Race Starts at corner of Court and Exchange on parking garage side of street (we will want to assess that the majority of 5Kers are through so all athletes have room)

9:45am - Awards Inside Blue Cross Arena


Course Map (OLD ROUTE - not being used for 2022 - see below for 2022 adjusted route)

*Please Note: Due to construction on north bound of the river path, there is a detour to the sidewalks following the posted detour signs - see map and notes below - Please heed caution everywhere, but especially here as it narrows.  In addition, the out and back on Wilson has been removed and all athletes will turn right onto the riverpath northbound from Wilson.*

Click for Adjusted Route Here

  • 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 the bridge
  • Once over the bridge, you will turn right on to Wilson Blvd
  • Continue down Wilson until you turn right on to the river path (near McLean)
  • You will head north on the river path to Court Street.
  • *Detour* a few feet under the Ford Street Bridge athletes will turn right towards Mt Hope Ave, then LEFT ONTO THE SIDEWALK.  Caution as it will narrow.  You will be on the sidewalk past Erie Harbor Apartments for about 300 feet, then TURN LEFT Back onto River Path, remaining on River Path until Court Street
  • Turn left on to Court St to Exchange (you will be on the left side of Dinosaur BBQ).  Caution coming off curb
  • Turn right on to Exchange to the finish line

The Kids Race

  • Begins at the corner of Exchange and Court
  • Athletes run south on Exchange for about 1/4 mile then turn around in front of Corn Hill Landing Area
  • Athletes then run north back to the finish line where the 5Kers finish


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.  If you park here you may not be able to leave until after the race is completed as it is right along the course for the finish line for the 5K and Kids Race.

Please note: there may be fees to park



December 10, 2022 | Blue Cross Arena