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2017 Race Day Photos

Run Sign Up has a feature where it will search photos for a bib number (note, name won't yet work since we didn't get bib numbers form RunSignUp, just bib). We've not used it before, but we just uploaded a bunch of photos, so give it a try... </p> <p>Sorry, you must enable javascript to view this content from <a href="https://runsignup.com/">https://runsignup.com/</a>...
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Training tips from FirstHealth Fitness Centers

1) Your Daily Training Diet You’ve committed to running a 5K or 12K, and you’ve got your training plan in place. But how much attention have you given to your nutrition? Can you run a race on Cheetos or french fries? Probably. But you won’t perform as well, and you definitely won’t feel as good as if you had followed a good training diet. If you need specific help getting started, visit our nut...
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C.A.R.E. Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs

David and Kete Petsolt
David and Kate Petsolt accepted the CARE (Children Are Reason for Excellence) Award from the NC Area Council on behalf of our entire committee and team of volunteers. We were so honored to be recognized. We are so proud of the work our crew does to put on the race each year and happy to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills. Will we see you on December 2 in Aberdeen, North Caroli...
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2017 Course Improvements

Every year we review the Reindeer Fun Run and ask ourselves, "How can we improve?" We think we have a pretty good one this year. Since the event is getting so big, we need more space at both the start and finish lines for crowds to set up, watch and cheer. To accomplish this, we've made a small course change that adds a cool run along the tracks on Fayetteville and Blue streets. This in turn al...
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Race Day Info 2016

Friday, December 2 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration & Packet pick-up Saturday December 3 (race day) 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Registration & Packet pick-up 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. McDonald’s Kids Zone & After Party 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 12ks of Christmas Run 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 5k Reindeer Fun Run/Walk 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a...
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What’s in a name

Here are the teams we have registered so far... Name Size Pinehurst Elementary Dolphins 52 Run Atex 49 Forte Fitness 15 Town of Aberdeen 12 Mistletoe Misfits 11 Southern Pines CrossFit 8 Team RWB 8 Brick City Running Tribe - BCRT 7 Team Estes 7 VRG 7 Real Fun Run 6 The Fruitcakes 6 All Elfed Up 5 Glitter Pat...
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5k Moved to 9:30

Every year there is one issue we have for certain runners... When 12kers merge with the 5k course, many of them run into a wall of walkers. We try to make sure everyone is aware, we mark the route with signs, and remind everyone at the starting line. But, sometimes people are just having too much fun and forget that quick runners may be coming up behind them. So, this year we've decided to less...
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$50,000 raised for the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills, thanks to you!

Seeing so many families come together for the Reindeer Fun Run each year puts a huge smile on all of our faces, and with the continuous support of our sponsors and participants, we are always looking for new ways to make the Run even better. While bringing the Sandhills community together is a priority of ours, a big mission of the Reindeer Fun Run is to put the support that all of you prov...
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We are loving your team names!

Every runner who decides to take part in the Reindeer Fun Run every year plays a part in making the run as fun and memorable as it continues to be. While most runners decide to run on their own, there is a selection of runners who decide to run as part of a team with family, friends, and/or coworkers. One of the things we look most forward to is the names that our team participants come up ...
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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...
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Signal over Murphy Insurance

Gingerbread man signal over Nationwide Insurance
We were out and about in Southern Pines, and saw this Gingerbread Man "signal" over Mike Murphy's Nationwide Insurance office. It looks like someone must need help! Sponsor Murphy Insurance is of course a resource for that, but what do you think the signal is all about? [caption id="attachment_4829" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Gingerbread Man signal over Murphy Insurance[/caption]
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Reindeer at the Sly Fox

Sly Fox Reindeer at Phone Booth
We just received a photo someone took while running past The Sly Fox last night. It appears to be our reindeer about to go into the old English phone booth. Interesting. The Sly Fox has been a sponsor for years, so it is no wonder the reindeer is visiting, but we wonder what he's going to do in the phone booth? Call Santa? I guess we will have to wait and see... [caption id="attachment_4825"...
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Jackie Joyner-Kersey to speak at Pinecrest High School on September 24

Jackie Joyner-Kersey is widely regarded as one of the finest American female athletes of the 20th century, and aspiring athletes in Southern Pines will have the opportunity to hear her speak later this month. Joyner-Kersey's visit to Southern Pines is part of a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills, who remains a valuable partner of the Reindeer Fun Run. She will speak at Pinec...
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5k & 12k Reindeer Fun Run | December 2, 2017

[social_warfare] Click here for packet pick-up & race day info The Reindeer Fun Run is for everyone--serious runners, walkers, families, & pets! The 5k Run/Walk curves through historic downtown neighborhoods of Aberdeen, NC with rolling hills and wide turns. The 12ks of Christmas Run adds a scenic tour of Bethesda & the Malcolm Blue Farm. Both courses finish on a sloping downhil...
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2014 Post-race information

Results! Check our the official results at Precision Race. Shirts "Rein"checks for shirts will be redeemable starting December 20 at buyCalls, located at 164 NW Broad Street in Southern Pines, NC. buyCalls will be closed W-F the week of Christmas, but otherwise will be open during normal business hours. Win something? If you won an award and didn't pick up on race-day, you can also get th...
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