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The Reindeer Run is part of the Palmetto Grand Prix and is a USATF certified course. This 5k road race takes place entirely on West Main Street in Laurens, beginning and ending near the historic downtown square. The road will be closed for the duration of the race and facilities will be available to the public. Runners, walkers, strollers and pets are permitted (please leash and clean up after you pet). $100 will be awarded to the first place male and female overall*, $50 for second place male and female. 1st and 2nd place finisher male and female will be awarded in the following age groups: 10 and 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 and over. *Overall winners are not eligible for age division awards.
1-mile Kids Fun Run/Walk for ages 10 and under, sponsored by McDonalds ,will begin promptly at 9:05am at Start Line of 5K. Ribbons will be given to all registered participants.
The entry fee for the Reindeer Run is tax-deductible and non-refundable. Proceeds from the Reindeer Run support our Youth Scholarship Fund.
Costume contest: Come dressed in Reindeer Run best!! Prizes will be awarded for best dressed individual and best dressed group.
Event schedule and times
Packet pick-up will be held from 3:00 pm until 5:30 pm Friday, December 13 at the Laurens YMCA. Packets may also be picked up the day of the race at the race site from 7:15am until 8:45am. 5k walk/run will start promptly @ 9:00 am, Kids 1-mile Fun Run will begin at 9:05am.
Awards ceremony will be held in front of the Sun Trust Bank building following the completion of the race by all participants.