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Scott’s Reindeer Fun Run Story

As I submitted my registration for the Reindeer Fun Run, I thought back over the past year, and how much things have changed for me since the 2013 Reindeer Fun Run. Compared to the obstacles and challenges that others have shared, my story seems rather trivial. But running has changed my life, so I’ll share that story here. In September of 2013, I decided, on a whim, to start running, and to en...
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12ks of Christmas

The 12ks of Christmas is almost here!  The medals are ordered, the course is set, and we're excited to see who is this year's Prancer (first antlers to cross the 12k finish line).  This year we are limiting registration to 450 runners, so if you haven't signed up already, please do so quickly.  We can't wait to see everyone out there on December 6th.  For more information, visit http://reindeerfun...
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First Friday Southern Pines

The Reindeer Fun Run crew will be slinging drinks at First Friday.  Come on out for the final show of the season with Cody ChestnuTT. Universally hailed as a thrilling new figure in music for his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, back in 2002, Cody ChesnuTT is a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of what modern s...
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Santa checked twice and you are on the nice list, thank you for everything!

A thank you from the Reindeer Fun Run Committee... As the year draws to a close, we at the Reindeer Fun Run want to take the time to thank you for everything you did to make the 7th annual Reindeer Fun Run possible.  Runners from all over the Sandhills and beyond say the RFR is their favorite race and comment on how organized and fun the event is, and each year the number of registrants gro...
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you for making the 7th Annual Reindeer Fun Run a great success! We had some early rain, but it cleared for the races and a record number of entrants - 2,501 to be exact. Wow! Here are some links you might want to check out: Post race survey - Help us get better each year! 5k/12k Results - Some very fast antler wearing runners out there on Saturday! Fixes - Let us know if we need t...
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Awards, shirts, etc.

Starting at noon on December 10, awards will be available at buyCalls - 164 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines (upstairs between Morgan Miller & Framer's Cottage). For those that did not pick up their packets, you can also get your race shirts and other goodies here.  Some of the cool merchandise we had on sale will also be available. Thank you to the buyCalls crew for helping here,...
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2013 Reindeer Fun Run Race Results

The rain played a little havoc with early timing, but our timing company continues to work hard to get them all added and straightened out.  If you see a fix they missed, please let us know - send it to us here.  Thanks for a FANTASTIC day! Find results here: 2013 Results Last updated 12/10/13 @ 8:50 a.m.    
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Reindeer spotted in Southern Pines

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. [caption id="attachment_3234" align="alignnone" width="650"] Reinde...
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Megan’s Reindeer Fun Run Story

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 marri...
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A gift to our community

Santa’s Reindeer fly through the sky bringing presents to good children. On December 7th participants in the 7th Annual Reindeer Fun Run will be giving a gift to our community. 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 $117,00...
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Mona’s Reindeer Fun Run Story

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...
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David’s Reindeer Fun Run Story

The Finish Line
[caption id="attachment_3171" align="alignright" width="200"] The finish line of the 4th Annual Reindeer Fun Run[/caption] 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 registrat...
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