Reindeer Fun Run
7th Annual Reindeer Fun Run Saturday, December 7, 2013
Online registration closes at noon on Thursday, December 5th. Prices increase $8 on race-day.
An event for all of North Carolina. The area's most popular running event keeps getting bigger, and keeps getting better! The 5k curves through the historic downtown neighborhoods of Aberdeen, NC with rolling hills and wide turns. The 12ks of Christmas incorporates the 5k route along with a scenic tour of Bethesda, and the Malcolm Blue Farm. Both courses finish on a sloping downhill toward downtown Aberdeen and historic Union Station.
This FUN community event is for everyone from serious runners to recreational walkers, families, and pets. Join in the holiday cheer with a run or walk and the Reindeer Fun Run After Party featuring a Kids Zone.
As many will remember, several months ago a reindeer was spotted in Pinehurst, North Carolina. It appears that same reindeer has now made his way across town to Southern Pines. While it could be part of a larger heard, the flashy red sneakers do most likely mean this is the same one photographed by a golfer earlier in the year.
Possibly getting ready for the Blessing of the Hounds on Thanksgiving morning, the reindeer is now accompanied by his gingerbread rider. While gingerbread men are know to run, run as fast as they Read the rest of this entry »
From Megan Hunt
Starting in 2000, I got hooked on running. I did the Chicago Marathon, a number of half marathons, and even more 5K and 10Ks. I loved it! Then I got into the triathlon world and pushed my body (in between getting married and having kids) to do more and more.
In May 2007, about a week before the Wood Lake Triathlon, I was told I had a brain tumor. My life stopped at age 30. I had been married for 6 years and had a 3 year old girl and a 10 month old boy. I stillRead the rest of this entry »
Proceeds from the Reindeer Fun Run are invested in the youth of our community. 100% of donations made after Nov 1st are given to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills. Over the past seven years, over $117,000 has been donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills.
The Boys & Girls Club serves over 300 children each day during the school year.Read the rest of this entry »
From Mona Lamonds
Two years ago, 10 of my family members (siblings/cousins/children) and our aunt’s two Miniature Pinschers participated for the first time in the 5th Annual Reindeer Run. We came from all over…Wilson, Charlotte, Dunn, Raleigh. Two did the longer run, and the rest of had a great time enjoying the 5K, and spending time together. Our aunt lived just across Hwy 1 on Chapin Rd. She and my mom parked along the route to cheer us on. Afterwards, we all went to my aunt’s house for fellowship and a hot dog lunch. My aunt loved herRead the rest of this entry »
From David Petsolt
We have been so touched by the stories that others have shared with us about the Reindeer Fun Run. This past year I realize I have my own story to share as well…
In the first years of the Reindeer Fun Run our volunteers were mostly family and friends — taking registrations or stopping traffic along the course. My mom was one of those eager to help, always taking up her post along the original course on the corner of Oldfield and Highland in Southern Pines. Back when the race was smaller, and I was still ableRead the rest of this entry »