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Rotary's Reindeer 8K Romp

Sat November 24, 2018 Taylorsville, NC US 28681 Directions
75 2nd St. SW
Taylorsville, NC US 28681

Howdy Folks,

ONE MORE DELAY… We have had a good bit of ice accumulation on trees and power lines. Roads are fine, but multiple trees have come down in the last hour, one on the race course. All roads are clear at this time, but in order to give a bit of warming time and to allow the rain to hopefully stop, our NEW START TIME IS 11AM. This means that ONSITE REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 9:30.  Thank you for your understanding as we look out for the safety of all participants and volunteers. Please use your best judgment when travelling from your location. Hope to see you soon!


Paul Sink

Howdy Reindeer Romp Runners,

Due to continued freezing rain overnight and the temperatures that are forecast to rise above freezing only an hour before race time, we have decided to DELAY START TIME FOR THE REINDEER ROMP BY 1 HOUR. Onsite registration will begin at 8:30. RACE START TIME IS 10AM. Race central is at the Taylorsville Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. 75 2nd St. SW. Thank you for your understanding as we try to put runner and volunteer safety as our top priority.

Peace, Paul Sink, Taylorsville Rotary

*Should inclement weather create hazardous conditions, the start of the race may be delayed. If the race is delayed, we will announce the delay information at the top of THIS registration website.

PLEASE NOTE: In anticipation of inclement weather, the START & FINISH LINES HAVE BEEN MOVED to the same location as pre-race & race day packet pickup. The new location is at the Taylorsville Presbyterian Church FELLOWSHIP HALL located at: 75 2nd St. SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

On Saturday, November 24th at 9 am, RunTimeRaces in partnership with the Taylorsville Rotary Club/Foundation is hosting the 9th Annual Rotary's Reindeer 8K Romp. The race proceeds provide financial support for the many *community service projects of Taylorsville Rotary. This course will begin and end on Town Park AVE and lead you through historic Taylorsville. As a RunTimeRaces produced event, be assured this 8K will be well organized and leave you with an Awesome Race Experience. 

*During the holiday season during which this race takes place, we will be gearing up for the Bill Shell Memorial Shopping Spree for under privileged children in the schools of Alexander County. Club members, volunteers and Navy ROTC members partner to take elementary children Christmas shopping for "needs and wants", while we also provide gift cards for kids in need at both middle schools and the high school. Other projects include Food Backpacks during the school year, Scholarships, and more. 

Make sure to stay after you finish to enjoy great refreshments and drawings for door prizes from local merchants (must be present to win). 

Phantom Runner

Can't participate and would still like to support our event and get a cool race shirt? Consider being a PHANTOM RUNNER (No participation required, shirts may be picked up at Packet Pick up or on-site Race Day.

Early Registration

All early registrants will receive the official 2018 Rotary's Reindeer 8K Romp race shirt. Shirts must be picked up by race day at the Registration Tent and will not be mailed. Shirts or sizes are not guaranteed for late or race day registrants.

Awards  Commemorative Awards for top three finishers overall, male & female. Commemorative Awards to top three finishers in each age group, male & female.  Overall winners are not eligible for Age Group Awards.  Awards not mailed.

Age Divisions (Male & Female)
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80 & over

Packet Pick Up Friday, November 23: 3-6 PM at Taylorsville Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 75 2nd St. SW, Taylorsville and prior to the race at the Registration Tent. Phone: (828) 632-4257

Race Day Packet Pick Up at race between 7:30 am - 8:45 am



Course Map / Turn-by-Turn Directions (NEW START/FINISH LOCATION NOTED BELOW)

Right on Harmony ST
Right on Cole Campbell RD
Left on Pop Davis RD
Left on Will Wilson LN
Right on Leroy RD EXT
Right on Leroy RD
Left on Pop Davis RD
Right on Paul Payne Store RD
Right on 3rd AVE SE
Left on 2nd AVE SE
Right on S Center ST
Right on 1st AVE DR SE, past Start to begin Lap 2
Right on Harmony ST
Right on Cole Campbell RD
Left on Pop Davis RD
Left on Will Wilson LN
Right on Leroy RD EXT
Right on Leroy RD
Left on Pop Davis RD
Right on Paul Payne Store RD
To Finish:
Left on 3rd AVE SW
Right on Main AVE DR
Right on Town Park ST

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Taylorsville Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Support our charities by making a tax deductible contribution. Funding supports our Backpack (weekend food) and Christmas Shopping Spree (clothing) projects for needy elementary and middle school students.  Cash donations may be made during registration checkout or later by clicking on the Donations tab above. You may also mail a donation to us at PO Box 86, Taylorsville, NC 28681


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