Reindeer Fun Run

Reindeer Fun Run 5k Reindeer Fun Run/Walk | 12ks of Christmas Run | Kids Egg Nog Jog | https://reindeerfunrun.com Team Green Inc, dba Reindeer Fun Run is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 100% of the proceeds of the Reindeer Fun Run go to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills.

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14 Annual Reindeer Fun Runs!Hanging up our antlers…Fifteen years ago, we were a young couple with a starter home in Sout...
09/09/2021

14 Annual Reindeer Fun Runs!
Hanging up our antlers…

Fifteen years ago, we were a young couple with a starter home in Southern Pines, a toddler taking her first steps, and an idea. We’d seen the fun and festivity of the Charleston Reindeer Run, and we wanted to bring it home to our town. The generous folks at Trident Marketing agreed to help us turn our vision into a reality, our friends and family stepped up to volunteer, and in 2007 we kicked off a small local race with about 400 runners. We raised $2500 for the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills. We were hooked.

Fast forward to today, where we’re writing to you from our temporary home in Barcelona, Spain. We’ve got two teenagers (that toddler from 2007 is looking at colleges these days!), new businesses, and big plans for adventures and accomplishments in the next chapters of our lives. Life has taken us down paths we never could have foreseen all those years ago, and while the Reindeer Fun Run has been a huge part of our journey so far, our path is going in a different direction and it’s time to say goodbye.

We are profoundly grateful for everyone who helped us turn that little race into a community institution and powerful non-profit fundraising engine. Thank you to Trident Marketing—for believing in us from the beginning and supporting us as the title sponsor every single year. Thank you to our committee of tireless volunteers, who organized behind the scenes, ran logistics on race day, and really stepped up during the pandemic to keep the race going virtually while we were an ocean away. And thank you to the runners, who showed up every year in bigger and bigger numbers—dressed in costumes, antlers, and big smiles—and made the race a joyful affair for everyone involved.

Since 2007, you’ve helped us raise almost $400,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills. We’ve had over 23,000 runners over the years and hundreds of volunteers and sponsors. The race has grown and touched the community in more ways than one; during the early days of the pandemic when schools shut down, we used our RFR platform to organize Neighbors Feeding Neighbors. Through that organization, our community stepped into the breach and provided 60,590 meals for families who had previously relied on schools for that service. The Reindeer Fun Run community is powerful and generous with both time and treasure, and we were so proud to see everyone come together in a mighty way to meet an unprecedented need. Through it all, our volunteers—especially our steadfast and loyal leadership committee—led the way and kept every endeavor running smoothly.

For fourteen years, the sight of a sea of antlers pounding down the streets of Southern Pines and Aberdeen in early December has been a moving symbol of our community’s strong sense of connection and a gleeful sign that the holiday season is upon us. Watching the little race we started in 2007 grow into a thriving and impactful community event has been one of the great blessings and honors of our lives. But today, with immense pride, wonderful memories, and no small amount of sadness, we’re hanging up our antlers. Thank you.

Though we won’t be back in time to stage a 2021 Reindeer Fun Run, we are planning to return to our home in Southern Pines sooner rather than later, so this isn’t goodbye forever! Barcelona has been a wonderful landing spot during these strange times, and we’ve been blessed with tremendous adventures our family will never forget. But Moore County holds our hearts. So stay tuned for the next chapter, and again—from the bottom of our hearts—thank you.

Kate, David (and Lilly & Cameron) Petsolt

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We are are so excited to announce that the final tally from the 2020 Reindeer Virtual Fun Run is in, and you all helped ...
05/06/2021

We are are so excited to announce that the final tally from the 2020 Reindeer Virtual Fun Run is in, and you all helped us raise $27,340 for the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills! We are so proud of this community for stepping up to run and donate during this hardest of years, and so grateful for our amazing volunteers and sponsors who made it all possible! We can't wait to see you in person for the 2021 Reindeer Fun Run! #grateful #reindeerfunrun #reindeerfunrun2020

We are are so excited to announce that the final tally from the 2020 Reindeer Virtual Fun Run is in, and you all helped us raise $27,340 for the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills! We are so proud of this community for stepping up to run and donate during this hardest of years, and so grateful for our amazing volunteers and sponsors who made it all possible! We can't wait to see you in person for the 2021 Reindeer Fun Run! #grateful #reindeerfunrun #reindeerfunrun2020

Huge congratulations to our 2020 Reindeer Fun Run Trident Tricourse Challenge winners Quinn Cameron and Peggy Hendrix, a...
12/23/2020

Huge congratulations to our 2020 Reindeer Fun Run Trident Tricourse Challenge winners Quinn Cameron and Peggy Hendrix, and thanks to all who participated in this year's extra special challenge! Be sure to read Peggy's story for a little feel-good inspiration that's extra sweeter knowing that she works at Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills! Quinn and Peggy win free entrance to next year's race! #winnerwinnerchickendinner #reindeerfunrun2020

Great job to all the kiddos who ran their own virtual Egg Nog Jogs this year, especially these six who reported their ti...
12/23/2020

Great job to all the kiddos who ran their own virtual Egg Nog Jogs this year, especially these six who reported their times! #eggnogjog #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun

Great job to all the kiddos who ran their own virtual Egg Nog Jogs this year, especially these six who reported their times! #eggnogjog #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun

Big props to all the superheroes who ran the 2020 Reindeer Virtual 12ks of Christmas! Here's the final leaderboard accor...
12/23/2020

Big props to all the superheroes who ran the 2020 Reindeer Virtual 12ks of Christmas! Here's the final leaderboard according to times submitted by finishers! #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrunleaderboard #reindeerfunrun

Big props to all the superheroes who ran the 2020 Reindeer Virtual 12ks of Christmas! Here's the final leaderboard according to times submitted by finishers! #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrunleaderboard #reindeerfunrun

Congrats to everyone who completed the 2020 Reindeer Virtual Fun Run 5k, especially these top ten reporting finishers! C...
12/23/2020

Congrats to everyone who completed the 2020 Reindeer Virtual Fun Run 5k, especially these top ten reporting finishers! Check out 11-year-old Reece Baldwin! Fastest female reporting her time this year! #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrunleaderboard #reindeerfunrun

Congrats to everyone who completed the 2020 Reindeer Virtual Fun Run 5k, especially these top ten reporting finishers! Check out 11-year-old Reece Baldwin! Fastest female reporting her time this year! #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrunleaderboard #reindeerfunrun

HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who submitted these amazing photos from the 2020 Reindeer Virtual Fun Run! We've got pictures...
12/23/2020

HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who submitted these amazing photos from the 2020 Reindeer Virtual Fun Run! We've got pictures from all over NC, all around the US, and even around the globe! ❤️

12/16/2020

Last call to upload times/photos! Get them in by midnight!

We love to see the Egg Nog Jog times getting posted today! #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun #eggnogjog
12/14/2020

We love to see the Egg Nog Jog times getting posted today! #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun #eggnogjog

We love to see the Egg Nog Jog times getting posted today! #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun #eggnogjog

12/14/2020

Thanks to all who walked, jogged, or ran their Reindeer Virtual Fun Run this year! It was a year we'll never forget, and we're grateful that you stuck with us! If you haven't yet posted your times or sent us pictures, we'll give you a few more days before we post the final "leaderboards" (remember these are all in fun...nothing official this year!) and contest winners! Can't wait to see you all in person next year!

12/13/2020

It's the last day of the 2020 Reindeer Virtual Fun Run...get out there and get it done!

Charina Navratil, who is currently sitting in 5th place overall for the 5k and 2nd place for women, has a pretty strong ...
12/12/2020

Charina Navratil, who is currently sitting in 5th place overall for the 5k and 2nd place for women, has a pretty strong entry into the Costume Contest! We give her points for style (love that shirt!), safety (lights!), warmth, and festive cheer (did you keep those antlers on the whole time?). Go Army! Post your own entry at www.reindeerfunrun.com!

Charina Navratil, who is currently sitting in 5th place overall for the 5k and 2nd place for women, has a pretty strong entry into the Costume Contest! We give her points for style (love that shirt!), safety (lights!), warmth, and festive cheer (did you keep those antlers on the whole time?). Go Army! Post your own entry at www.reindeerfunrun.com!

Rise and shine Reindeer Fun Runners! It's a beautiful day for a run and you've got two days left to get yours in! As of ...
12/12/2020

Rise and shine Reindeer Fun Runners! It's a beautiful day for a run and you've got two days left to get yours in! As of this morning, the Navratil family has jumped onto the 5k leader board while Rodrick Bartley has claimed 5th place in the 12k. We expect lots of runners today and can't wait to see the times and photos start rolling in! Will Chuck and Chad stay on top? Will you make it onto the board? #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrunleaderboard #reindeerfunrun

Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills members met at Reservoir Park  last week to get their Reindeer Fun Run in. Caitlin Te...
12/11/2020

Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills members met at Reservoir Park last week to get their Reindeer Fun Run in. Caitlin Terry, the club's Director of Development, offers gratitude that the event has stayed strong despite the pandemic: "We are very grateful that this year’s event is still happening! It means so much to our Club and the kids we serve!" That's all thanks to YOU GUYS, who have signed up, showed up, and kept the support up! THANK YOU!! 🙏 😊 👏
#reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun #coronacantstopus

It's Friday morning and the start of the LAST WEEKEND OF THE 2020 REINDEER VIRTUAL FUN RUN! It's going to be a gorgeous ...
12/11/2020

It's Friday morning and the start of the LAST WEEKEND OF THE 2020 REINDEER VIRTUAL FUN RUN! It's going to be a gorgeous weekend for running here in the Sandhills—hopefully it will be the same wherever you're running this year! Check out the updated leaderboards as we head into the final weekend—13 year old Ruthie Soccorso has jumped into 4th place for the 5k but otherwise things are holding steady. Definitely expect to see some movement this weekend as lots of runners clock their times. Will anyone knock off Chad and Chuck? Post your times and send us pictures at www.reindeerfunrun.com!
#reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrunleaderboard #reindeerfunrun

Chad Gibson of West End, NC has taken the lead in the 5k as of this morning with a time of 22:28, while Chuck Schirmer (...
12/08/2020

Chad Gibson of West End, NC has taken the lead in the 5k as of this morning with a time of 22:28, while Chuck Schirmer (Southern Pines) is still holding on to the 12k lead with his 53:25 post. Maggie Emmons (Carthage) is the fastest female 5k runner right now, coming in at 24:30. Megan Hunt (Southern Pines) has the 12k lead for the ladies with a clock time of 1:01:59. And we've got our first official Egg Nog Jog time posted! Congrats to four-year-old Charlotte Gibson of West End for completing the 800m in 10:52!! MOORE COUNTY IS REPRESENTING! 🙌👏🏆 #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun #reindeerfunrunleaderboard

12/08/2020
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We have our first Trident Marketing Tricourse Challenge entry!Quinn Cameron of Pinehurst, NC...Aberdeen (Official) Cours...
12/07/2020

We have our first Trident Marketing Tricourse Challenge entry!

Quinn Cameron of Pinehurst, NC...
Aberdeen (Official) Course: 27:31
Southern Pines (O.G.) Course: 27:43
Pinehurst (FirstHealth Fitness ) Course: 28:42

(looks like you got a bit turned around on the Aberdeen Course without the amazing Aberdeen Police Department NC + Aberdeen Fire & Rescue Department out there directing runners & traffic--you missed the advantage of that downhill finish!)

Way to get after it Quinn!

12/06/2020

👀 We see you people out there still registering and we love you for it! It's not too late! #ninedaysleft #justdoit

The Schirmer family is flexing today—Chuck has taken the lead for the 12ks of Christmas while William is fronting the pa...
12/06/2020

The Schirmer family is flexing today—Chuck has taken the lead for the 12ks of Christmas while William is fronting the pack for the 5k! Who's going to track them down?? #reindeerfunrun #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrunleaderboard

We've got our first gentlemen on the board but the ladies still have the lead! Way to go William Clark and Quinn Cameron...
12/05/2020

We've got our first gentlemen on the board but the ladies still have the lead! Way to go William Clark and Quinn Cameron—you're leading for the men in the 5k and 12k! #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun #reindeerfunrunleaderboard

FIT4MOM Pinehurst team member Christina Kassop has the current lead in the 5k, with a time of 26:09! That's fast! #reind...
12/05/2020

FIT4MOM Pinehurst team member Christina Kassop has the current lead in the 5k, with a time of 26:09! That's fast! #reindeerfunrun2020 #ReindeerFunRun

FIT4MOM Pinehurst team member Christina Kassop has the current lead in the 5k, with a time of 26:09! That's fast! #reindeerfunrun2020 #ReindeerFunRun

Love to see this crowd Reindeer Fun Running this morning! ❤️💪🏻🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🎄
12/05/2020

Love to see this crowd Reindeer Fun Running this morning! ❤️💪🏻🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🎄

Mary Smithson has taken the lead in the 5k this morning with a time of 29:48. Way to get it done on this gorgeous Decemb...
12/05/2020

Mary Smithson has taken the lead in the 5k this morning with a time of 29:48. Way to get it done on this gorgeous December morning! Keep posting times and pictures (we really want to see some pictures!) #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun2020

Mary Smithson has taken the lead in the 5k this morning with a time of 29:48. Way to get it done on this gorgeous December morning! Keep posting times and pictures (we really want to see some pictures!) #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun2020

12/04/2020

Jenny Pritchard of Aberdeen, NC coming on STRONG to take the lead in the 12Ks of Christmas with a time of 1:02:17! 💪 🏃‍♀️

Beverly Nestor from Sanford, NC has just squeaked past Deven Warner to take the lead in the 12ks of Christmas with a tim...
12/03/2020
2020 Virtual Reindeer Fun Run

Beverly Nestor from Sanford, NC has just squeaked past Deven Warner to take the lead in the 12ks of Christmas with a time of 1:14:20. Nice work! Keep updating results here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/50224...

The 2020 Virtual Reindeer Fun Run is on Tuesday December 1, 2020 to Monday December 14, 2020. It includes the following events: 12ks of Christmas, 5k Reindeer Fun Run, Kids Egg Nog Jog, 12ks of Christmas | Rudolph Club, 5k Reindeer Fun Run | Rudolph Club, 12ks of Christmas | Santa's Club, and 5k Rei...

Tracey Emmons of Carthage, NC is off to an early lead with a 5k time of 32:19 on day one of the 14th Annual Reindeer Fun...
12/02/2020
2020 Virtual Reindeer Fun Run

Tracey Emmons of Carthage, NC is off to an early lead with a 5k time of 32:19 on day one of the 14th Annual Reindeer Fun Run. Devin Warner of Durham, NC is leading the 12k with a time of 1:14:55. Go Tracey & Devin for getting out there early! You can follow & submit results here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/50224#resultSetId-228251;perpage:100

The 2020 Virtual Reindeer Fun Run is on Tuesday December 1, 2020 to Monday December 14, 2020. It includes the following events: 12ks of Christmas, 5k Reindeer Fun Run, Kids Egg Nog Jog, 12ks of Christmas | Rudolph Club, 5k Reindeer Fun Run | Rudolph Club, 12ks of Christmas | Santa's Club, and 5k Rei...

It's Race Kickoff Day! 🎉 🎊 🏃 Our Training Partner FirstHealth Fitness has a great Race Day Warm Up plan on our blog toda...
12/01/2020

It's Race Kickoff Day! 🎉 🎊 🏃
Our Training Partner FirstHealth Fitness has a great Race Day Warm Up plan on our blog today! Be sure to share pictures and post your times! Happy Running!
https://reindeerfunrun.com/2020/12/ready-set-go/

#reindeerfunrun2020 #raceday #reindeerfunrun

It's Race Kickoff Day! 🎉 🎊 🏃
Our Training Partner FirstHealth Fitness has a great Race Day Warm Up plan on our blog today! Be sure to share pictures and post your times! Happy Running!
https://reindeerfunrun.com/2020/12/ready-set-go/

#reindeerfunrun2020 #raceday #reindeerfunrun

12/01/2020

When the clock strikes midnight it’s officially December 1 and the race is ON! Who’s wearing antlers tomorrow?

Pick up your race packets TODAY and TOMORROW! #reindeerfunrun2020 #letsdothis
11/30/2020

Pick up your race packets TODAY and TOMORROW! #reindeerfunrun2020 #letsdothis

Pick up your race packets TODAY and TOMORROW! #reindeerfunrun2020 #letsdothis

11/29/2020

Packet Pickup TOMORROW and Tuesday! 12-7 at First Health Fitness Pinehurst!

Who hit the road this morning to run off their Thanksgiving feast?🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ We did but we weren't moving this fast! 4 mor...
11/27/2020

Who hit the road this morning to run off their Thanksgiving feast?🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ We did but we weren't moving this fast! 4 more days until the 2020 Virtual Fun Run race window starts! 📷:Max Haynes 2018 Reindeer Fun Run #reindeerfunrun2020 #youcanstillsignup #reindeerfunrun

Who hit the road this morning to run off their Thanksgiving feast?🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ We did but we weren't moving this fast! 4 more days until the 2020 Virtual Fun Run race window starts! 📷:Max Haynes 2018 Reindeer Fun Run #reindeerfunrun2020 #youcanstillsignup #reindeerfunrun

Whether you're turkey trotting or couch lounging today, we hope you're having a #HappyThanksgiving! We are grateful to o...
11/26/2020

Whether you're turkey trotting or couch lounging today, we hope you're having a #HappyThanksgiving! We are grateful to our sponsors, our volunteers, and everyone who has signed up and stepped up to make this year's virtual race a success. Five more days til the Reindeer Virtual Fu Run starts...there's still time to sign up! #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun #turkeyday

Whether you're turkey trotting or couch lounging today, we hope you're having a #HappyThanksgiving! We are grateful to our sponsors, our volunteers, and everyone who has signed up and stepped up to make this year's virtual race a success. Five more days til the Reindeer Virtual Fu Run starts...there's still time to sign up! #reindeerfunrun2020 #reindeerfunrun #turkeyday

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Look close at the shadows ... two reindeer lost on Morrow Mountain trying to win the reindeer run!!
Cile Williamson and Stephanie Stokes running OVER 12k's in Morrow Mountain State Park ... does it count if we got lost?
Ten years ago, a week shy of my 39th birthday, I ran my very first race, the Reindeer Fun Run. As I crossed the finish line under “snow” I thought I was absolutely invincible. In the decade since, running has delivered more gifts than I thought possible, with friendships taking first place. Yesterday these awesome ladies joined me on my 49th birthday and 10th running anniversary. Reindeer Fun Run was the only way to celebrate, crowds and “snow” or not. Ginny Thigpen Sutton, Elizabeth Robbins Robinson, Katy Arnot Ong, Jennifer Lervold Brooks
Slower today after a big Thanksgiving meal. Knocked another Reindeer Fun Run course off the list.
Got my turkey trot done this morning on The Reindeer Fun Run course. Missed my turn on the home stretch. Friendly tip... Stay right after you make your last big turn! Fun and challenging course.
Good job on an overall great morning!!! The folks playing instruments to the water stands to just the overall feel... I especially love how kids are involved and they all seem to have a fantastic time!!!!! Perfect race day in downtown Aberdeen supporting a great cause!!!!!!
Looking for packet pick up information.
Just to give you heads up, race day is 7 December 2019. But the website shows: Saturday, December 1, 2018 | RACE DAY!
Come join us for a great race with great medals, awards, shirts and Race Bags. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/ncpolarbearrun/
Some of our wonderful Volunteers helping and supporting a fun race!
My girls want to do both the 5k and Egg Nog jog. But we were unable to register for both races at the same time. Can they participate in both?
When and where is packet pickup?