Sat December 12, 2020 Bakersfield, CA 93308 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready
6299 Lake Ming Road
Bakersfield, CA US 93308

A new family tradition! Bring a partner and enjoy a fun morning of music and reindeer games.

Donations support the Mission of Kern County which provides food, shelter and life transforming programs to the most vulnerable individuals in our community.


  • Reindeer antlers
  • Reindeer sweatshirt
  • Finishers medal
  • Reindeer mug (participants 13+ who register by 12/1)
  • Finisher certificate
  • Costume Contest
  • Music along the course with the RaceJoy app
Covid-19 Update

Regrettably our live event which had previously been approved by the Kern County Department of Public Health can no longer be held at Lake Ming due to the new “Regional Stay at Home Order”.  While the order permits individuals and families to run/walk/jog outdoors while maintaining a 6 foot distance, we were informed that “the intent of the States Order is for individuals to stay at home as much as possible and if they must engage in physical activities, to do so with members of their own household.”

At this time participants that registered for the live event will have the option to pick up their swag at one of three packet pickup days and do the event as a virtual run, or as we had committed, participants can request a full refund.  Requests for refunds must be received by Friday, Dec. 11th at noon.

Please follow this link to request a refund: Google Form (please do not send requests by email)

What's New

RaceJoy App can track and submit your time when you run at Lake Ming… or anywhere else

3 Packet Pickups Friday-Sunday (Details below)

  • Dec. 11 @ Sole 2 Sole - Bakersfield 
  • Dec. 12 @ Sole 2 Sole - Visalia 
  • Dec. 13 @ FYE Sports - Exeter
Reindeer Games Continue...
  • 1st Largest Team
  • 2nd Largest Team
  • 3rd Largest Team
  • Best Santa Costume
  • Best Rudolph Costume
  • Best Snowman Costume
  • Best Other Costume

Winners in the above categories receive a “Reindeer Games” mug.

Use #BKFDRudolphRun2020 on Facebook or Instagram to be included on the costume contest. Winners will be chosen from photos posted by 12/20.

We have dropped the fastest team categories since we will not have a live event.

Packet Pickup

Due to the stay at Regional Stay at Home Order we will not be able to hold packet pickup at Lake Ming. The following packet pickup locations are available for people registered for both the in person and virtual events.

Sole 2 Sole Bakersfield

9000 Ming Avenue Ste. K-1, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Friday, December 11th 2:00pm-6:00pm

Sole 2 Sole - Visalia

4241 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277
Saturday, December 12th  2:00pm-5:00pm

FYE Sports

165 E Pine
Exeter, CA 93221
Sunday, December 13th  11:00pm-2:00pm

The Mission at Kern County is the community’s largest provider of emergency shelter services. Providing comprehensive care to those experiencing homelessness. We serve three meals every day, offer a safe place to sleep, and provide access to hygienic services including showers and medical care.

Race Swag

Each participant gets awesome swag!

  • Reindeer antlers
  • Reindeer sweatshirt
  • Finishers medal
  • Reindeer mug (add-on)
Costume Contest and Largest Team

Costume Contest 

Even though the race will be virtual we want to see everyone's awesome costumes! Use #BKFDRudolphRun2020 on social media to enter the costume contest. Winner will be decided from pictures posted by 12/20.

Largest Team

The two largest teams will receive a largest team prize.

Cheaper by the Dozen!

Register three or more adults together and save $5 per person!


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Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Bakersfield Rudolph Run.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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