30th Annual Reindeer Run - Virtual Run

Tue December 1 - Tue December 22 Charleston, SC 29401 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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Additional race information can be found at https://www.reindeerrun.org.

Charleston, SC US 29401

Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 we have decided to make the annual Reindeer Run a virtual race for 2020.  Our #1 priority is the health and safety of our volunteers, participants, and committee members.  We are excited to be on this virtual5K journey with you!  The Reindeer Run, presented by Half-Moon Outfitters, is a family-oriented, pet-friendly 5k run/walk through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston, SC. This year runners will be able to choose their own scenic 5K route!

For a reduced entry fee of $25 for adults and $15 for children, runners and walkers can participate in the virtual run as well as the costume contest. Included with entry fee will be a race t-shirt and everyones favorite antler ears!

The event has grown significantly over the years; from only a few hundred participants to record attendance of over 3,500 runners. Throughout the history of the event, the Charitable Society of Charleston (CSC) has donated over $1,000,000 to MUSC Children’s Hospital. The funds generated from the Reindeer Run benefits the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital located in downtown Charleston. This hospital provides more spacious, family-centered amenities and expanded services, including an expanded neonatal intensive care unit, an entire floor dedicated to the care of children with cancer, and the most comprehensive pediatric heart center in South Carolina.

Proceeds from the Reindeer Run are split between the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston. 80% of the funds go to MUSC and 20% go to the Charitable Society of Charleston’s endowment. This endowment provides grants and donations to local non-profit organizations which benefit both children and elderly residents of the Lowcountry.


The costume contest is a crowd favorite and we are bringing it back again virtually!  Dress up in your festive best and enter the contest by posting on social media.  Social media hashtags for the contest will be available on the Reindeer Run Facebook Page!

Judging will take place after the three weeks of running have commenced.  Our categories will once again include, Adult Individual, Child Individual, Group and Dog.  We award the top 3 from each category with lots of great prizes and gift cards from restaurants and attractions around the Charleston area.  You do not want to miss out on all the virtual fun!

The Details

The 2020 Virtual Reindeer Run will begin on December 1st, runners will have three weeks to complete their 5K and submit their times.  Those who submit their times via the running app will have the chance to win cash prizes!  

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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 30th Annual Reindeer Run - Virtual 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.
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