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Walk or Run WITH the Reindeer

Sat November 18, 2023 Shortsville, NY 14548 US Directions


1 Mile Walk or Run WITH Reindeer

3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST

Run has been cancelled for 2023

Due to other events, we have to cancel the run/walk this year. If you have difficulty obtaining a refund please email

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1506 Rt 21
Shortsville, NY US 14548


Start your holiday season this year with a run/walk/stroll with real reindeer.  The reindeer are excited to get back out with the public! Some reindeer will walk with friends and family, and some will run with the runners.  At the end of the event, the Village of Manchester will sponsor a festival to begin the Christmas season. There will be free hot dogs, popcorn, s'mores, baked goods, cocoa, and coffee. Santa and Mrs Claus will be there for free pictures with you and/or your kiddies in his sleigh. After some refreshments at the Village Hall, the reindeer will walk back along the course to joy the community tree lighting ceremony. For the runners, this is a 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 course is entirely on Route 21. The race will be chip-timed at the finish..

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 Festival Activities 

  1. Visit the reindeer in their corral
  2. Picture with Santa in his sleigh provided by Village of Manchester
  3. Hotdogs, popcorn and s'mores compliments of the Village of Manchester
  4. Scouts will be selling wreaths
  5. Community Tree Lighting Ceremony to follow at 5:45pm at the American Legion on Route 21

Please register or donate today to enjoy this kick-off of the holiday season. If you can not be here to walk/run please "Donate". Half of all registration fees collected and all of the donations will go to the PTSA. 

Registration and parking

All participants in the RUN, regardless of age, must register and will receive a bib and official time.  For the WALK, children 5 years and younger with a registered adult are free and need not register. All others must register for the walk. There will be same-day registration, but to avoid long lines and congestion please register prior to the event.

Parking and bib pick-up 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 of the run.

Start the Christmas season with this wonderful community event. We hope to see you there. Read a little background on the reindeer at

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