10th annual Reindeer Run and Romp
The 5K Reindeer Run and Romp, held annually on the first Friday of December, is an evening event that utilizes downtown Newark, the University of Delaware campus and the James F. Hall Trail. The event, sponsored by BNY Mellon, is held on the same night as the City of Newark’s Department of Parks & Recreation "Winterfest" celebration.
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Date, time and location
Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at the Aetna Fire Station, located on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Academy Street in Newark.
Pre-registration for the Reindeer Run 5K has now closed.
Walk-Up registration ($30) is still available BEFORE the race and the night of the race!
Walk-up registration form. (NOTE: Walk-Up participants will receive their shirt post-event.)
Early Packet Pick-Up Schedule & Walk-Up Registration
Wed, Dec. 2, 11:00am to 1:00pm and 5:00 to 7:00pm, Delaware Running Co. in Greenville (directions)
Thu, Dec. 3, 8:00am to 7:00pm, SODE office in Newark (map, parking)
Fri, Dec. 4, 8:00am to 1:00pm, SODE office in Newark
Fri, Dec. 4, 5:00pm, Aetna Fire Station (corner of Delaware Ave & Academy St)
- Take advantage of Early Packet Pick-Up. Pick up race packets for your family and friends with a completed waiver form.
- If you bring an accurately filled out and signed waiver form for someone else, you will be able to pick up their race packet (bib number, T-shirt, merchant coupons ...)
- Parents may pick up their children's packet by signing the waiver form for their children under the age of 18. However, if you are picking up for your spouse, you must bring your spouse's pre-signed waiver form.
- Please call the office at 302-831-4653 if you have any questions.
Information about the event
The 5k Reindeer Run is a competitive, chip-timed run with awards given for all age categories. Gore Running Wear™ sponsors the prizes for the 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place male and female overall finishers and the 1st-place finishers in the masters division.
The Reindeer Romp/fun walk is the perfect way for families to support the wonderful cause. The Romp begins shortly after the start of the 5k Run and takes place on the same 5k course.
Festive entertainment, sponsored by Capital One, is provided before, during and after the run. And NEW in 2015 -- there's a holiday costume contest. Whether you break out that "ugly" sweater or dress up as St. Nick himself.
The event has been embraced by the City of Newark and the University of Delaware community, with various businesses, clubs, sororities and organizations volunteerting for the event. Many downtown merchants are even offering discount coupons provided in participant goodie bags.
1st place overall male and female: Framed award and Gore Running Wear™ jacket
2nd place overall male and female: Framed award and Gore Running Wear™ tights/pants
3rd place overall male and female: Framed award and Gore Running Wear™ gloves
1st place overall Masters (40+): Framed award and Gore Running Wear™ jackets
Age category winners: (9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)
1st, 2nd & 3rd place: Framed award.
History of the event
In 2014, 1,132 participants raised more than $50,000.
In its nine-year history the event has raised more than $291,000.
For more information contact Lisa Smith at 302-831-3482 or email@example.com.