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Get the training resources you need for the 2015 Reindeer Fun Run

The 2015 Reindeer Fun Run is already less than two months away, and with the sudden drop in temperature across the Sandhills this past weekend, now is the time for participants to train in race conditions.

If you are taking part in this year’s race and need a little guidance on how you can ensure a top performance, you don’t have to go at it alone. In partnership with FirstHealth Fitness of the Carolinas – a Reindeer Fun Run sponsor for the 2014 and 2015 races – both 5k and 12k runners will have the opportunity to take advantage of comprehensive training programs.

Runners will have a variety of options to take advantage of training, including practice runs, classes, as well as training plans that you can stick to at home.


Reindeer Fun Run training resources:

Earn Your Antlers: A 5-Week Program

Earn Your Antlers is a 5-week training series that will be held at FirstHealth Fitness in Pinehurst (170 Memorial Drive) every Tuesday at 5:30pm from November 3rd to December 1st.

Classes will include:

  • Training Plans
  • Practice group runs
  • Training logs
  • Exercises and stretches 
  • Lectures on proper clothing/shoes, food/nutrition, pre-race preparations, weather, and more! 

For more information about Earn Your Antlers, contact FirstHealth of the Carolinas by visiting their website.

There is also a Meetup for Earn Your Antlers which can be viewed here:


12k and 5k training plans

Like to go at it alone but need a little motivation to stay on your feet? Click the link below for beginner and intermediate training plans created by FirstHealth for both 12k and 5k runners.

Click here for beginner and intermediate training plans for 5k and 12k runners

Practice Runs

The practice runs will take place at the Downtown Park located between SE Broad St and S. Ashe St in Southern Pines every weekend in November. Dates are as follows:

Saturday, November 7th at 9:00am
Sunday, November 15th at 3:00pm
Sunday, November 22nd at 3:00pm
Saturday, November 28th at 9:00am


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