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Start the Christmas season the first weekend after Thanksgiving with a run/walk/stroll with real reindeer. The runners will have a reindeer run with them, the walkers on a slightly different course will have a reindeer walk with them. At the conclusion of the run/walk the Village of Manchester will sponsor a get together to begin the Christmas season. There will be free hot dogs, popcorn, smores, baked goods, cocoa, and coffee. Additionally Santa will be there for free pictures with you and/or kiddies in his sleigh.
For the runners, this is a USATF-certified 1 mile run and also a family-oriented holiday event. The race course is an easy mile from the traffic signal in Shortsville on Route 21 to the traffic signal in the middle of the Village of Manchester. The race will be chip-timed at the finish. Map of the course can be found here.
For the walkers, the walk will begin at the Red Jacket High School and end at the same location as the runners. The walking route is slightly shorter than the running route (total of .7 miles).
Post Walk/Run Activities
Please register or donate today to enjoy this kick-off of the holiday season.
We ask that all participants register, whether you are running or walking. All registration money goes to the Red Jacket PTSA to support the Foodlink Backpack Program for families in the Manchester-Shortsville community.
Children 5 years old and younger with registered adult are free and need not register. Though there will be same day registration, to avoid long lines and congestion please register prior to the event.
Parking and day of registration for the event will be at the Red Jacket Central School, 1506 Route 21, Shortsville. Please park in either the north parking lots or the front parking lot. There is a short walk from the school to the start of the run (.3 mile). Please do not attempt to park near the start line.
Start the Christmas season with this wonderful community event. We hope to see you there. Read a little background on the reindeer at https://homeinthefingerlakes.com/
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
The reindeer are getting ready - see the Reindeer Running practice at our farm