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Race Day

Thursday, November 30
6:00 p.m. Volunteer training & packet stuffing
Friday, December 1
12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Registration & Packet pick-up
Saturday, December 2
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.m. Costume Judging
10:30 a.m. Kids Egg Nog Jog (3 Heats)
11:00 a.m.(ish)  Awards Presentation @ Caboose


Registration & Packet pick-up is at Page Memorial Fellowship Hall
(104 South Poplar Street, Aberdeen, NC)

Pricing for registration at packet-pickup:

  • Egg Nog Jog: $15
  • 5k: $25
  • 12k: $30
  • Details of swag are here


>>Please read below and check out FAQs if you have any questions!<<

After Party & McDonald’s Kid Zone

  • Kids Zone Pony RidesSponsor tents
  • Santa
  • Rock in’ Rollin’ Video Arcade
  • 40′ obstacle course
  • Castle bouncing house
  • Fire truck slide
  • Face painter
  • Ponies
  • Cotton candy
  • The Art Ark
  • Balloon Man Mike
  • Fire safety trailer & fire truck
  • Costume Contest (best group individual, pet)
  • All free thanks to locally-owned McDonald’s!

Race award ceremony to be held shortly after the completion of the McDonald’s Egg Nog Jog. There will also be a costume contest with awards for Best Individual Costume, Best Group Costume, and Best Pet Costume! Who is going to be Dasher this year? (First antlers to cross the finish line)

Race details

  • Weather policy: We follow the same policy as Santa… rain, snow or shine!
  • All races start in front of packet-pickup on Poplar Street
    • 12k & 5k will finish on Main Street in front of Kees Appliance
    • Egg Nog Jog is an out and back and will finish are start
  • Water Stations
    • 5k @ mile 1 & 2
    • 12k @ mile 1, 2, 3.5 & 6.25
  • Each paid participant receives:
    • Antlers
    • Finisher Medal
    • Pets receive a race bandana
  • Bib-tag timing for 5k & 12k
  • Pets & Strollers: We ask that both start behind runners without (of a similar pace) – thanks! Oh, and please clean up after your pet :-)
  • Walkers
    • PLEASE STAY TO THE RIGHT and leave room for faster runners to pass on the left
  • Corrections?  Please tell us here


  • Prizes/Awards for best costumes, fastest times (overall & by gender) & fastest times wearing antlers
    • 5k/12k Ages
      1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39,
      40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
    • Egg Nog Jog Ages
      1-5, 6-7, 8-9
  • Race award ceremony to be at the band stage shortly after the completion of the Egg Nog Jog

Parking Map

Street parking will be available during the morning hours. Exiting from within the race route will be restricted while runners are still on the route. Look for space outside of the route:
  • Aberdeen Elementary School – US 1 & Elm St
  • Bethesda Presbyterian Church – US 1 & Bonnie Brook Dr
  • First Baptist Church – Poplar St & Montford Dr
  • Aberdeen Lake Park – US 1 & Maple Ave
  • Open Field 1 block south of South St at Sycamore St
  • Postmaster’s House – South St & Pine St
  • Meridian Kiosks – Pine St

Volunteer Parking (limited) will be available behind Rent-A-Wreck (corner of Poplar and Knight 


Notes from our timing company, Precision Race


Reindeer Fun Run is proud to provide state-of-the-art race timing and instant race results by Precision Race

Timed 12K & 5K runners may get their race results in several ways:

  • Results Textsent to those who provided cell phone number and carrier when registering online.
  • Results Kiosk: Receive your personal results printout at the Precision Race touch-screen Results Kiosk in the green Results Tent near the finish line.  Your printout will show not just your race time, but also your preliminary overall, gender and age group rankings!
  • Live results and finish line photosin the ItsYourRace mobile app (see below for details)


Get all the information you need about Reindeer Fun Run in the free ItsYourRace mobile app (iPhone and Android).

With the app you can:

  • View the event description
  • View the course maps
  • View the schedule of events with times, locations, and even driving directions
  • Connect with your social media account(s) so that your race results will be automatically posted on your Facebook wall and/or Twitter feed
  • See live race resultsand finish line photos
  • More!

You can share your Precision Race finish line photos (visible in the app and online) for free – and can choose to purchase high-resolution photos for download.

Get more out of your races.  Download the ItsYourRace app to enhance your race experience at any Precision Race event.



The Reindeer Fun Run 5K and 12K races are part of the Triangle Race Series.  TRS is a collection of 25 excellent races across the Triangle and beyond.  All TRS races feature premium race timing and results by Precision Race.  TRS is sponsored by Omega Sports.  

There is no need to register for the Triangle Race Series.  Simply complete at least 4 of the 25 races to earn Series swag and score an invitation to the year-end awards banquet in January.

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