Lions Club Reindeer Run

Saturday, December 1, 2012 @ 8:30 AM (CST)
Downtown Wheaton WheatonIL  60187
Saturday, December 1, 2012 @ 8:30 AM (CST)
Downtown Wheaton WheatonIL  60187

About This Activity

The Lions Club Reindeer Run is a CARA Emerging Race. Race hosted by the Lions Club in conjunction with the Wheaton Park District.

We have been able to expand timed runner entries ~ we will have 100 timing devices available on race day. Registration will be taken on RACE DAY from 7:15am - 8am. First come, first served. Questions please contact the Race Director, Vanessa Peca.

UPDATES 11/28/12

SHIRTS ARE SOLD OUT! We are attempting to work with the timing company to increase the number of runners that can be timed. Registration will therefore be taken only on RACE DAY from 7:15am - 8am. If there are further updates they will be posted on this site. Questions please contact the Race Director, Vanessa Peca.

Course Details

The Reindeer Run 5K course is a USATF certified course (IL-12135-JW). The course winds through the streets of downtown Wheaton. A course map can be found at:

Parking Suggestions

On-street in downtown Wheaton. Parking garage in downtown Wheaton (Hale & Wesley).

Packet Pick Up

Prerace packet pick up will be held on Wednesday November 28, 2012 from 2pm to 8pm at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S Blanchard, Wheaton, IL 60189. Race day packet pick up will be availble from 7:15am - 8am. Location TBA

T - Shirts

T-shirts are available for the first 500 registrants. T-shirt sizes are on a first come, first serve basis.

Reindeer Antlers

As this is a fun themed event, reindeer antlers are available at time of early registration for a $5 fee. Stop by the face paint table on the day of the race to receive a Rudolph nose!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Face Painting

Sponsored by Mathieson, Moyski, Celer & Co., LLP, Accountants & Advisors! Stop by the face-painting table on the day of the Reindeer Run to receive a Rudolph nose! This table is sponsored by Mathieson, Moyski, Celer & Co., LLP, Accountants & Advisors, who have been serving business owners and individuals in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream and the western suburbs for more than 25 years. To learn more about their services, visit or call 630-653-1616.


Awards will be given to: overall male and female finisher and top 3 finishers in each age division. Age divisions are as follows: 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 & over.


The runners safety is of utmost importance. Therefore, bicycles, in-line skates, other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs) and dogs are not allowed. Strollers are also prohibited.

Timing Company Details

Timing and results provided by River City Race Management.


Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. All volunteers receive a long sleeve t-shirt and continental breakfast. If you would like to volunteer, visit If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact the Race Director (see below for contact information).


Please contact Vanessa Peca, Race Director, at or 630-510-5135 with any questions.

Thank you to our sponsors!

First Trust Portfolios;Wheaton Bank and Trust;Trust Company of Illinois;Community Bank;Cantigny Golf;Newsome & McCloughan Physical Therapy;Mathieson, Moyski, Celer, & Co.;Bradford Real Estate;Huck Bouma

All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


$25 through 11/27/12 and $35 at Packet Pick Up and Race Day; CARA members $3 discount

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