The 2020 Reindeer Run is going VIRTUAL!

Due to Covid-19 and the different levels of gathering restrictions in place during our planning months for the race, we have decided to convert the race to a virtual format.

What does this mean for you as a runner?

We will be marking off 5k routes at multiple Chatham County Parks (TBD) as well as at Central Carolina Community College (the course will not leave the campus). We are excited to show off a few of the many parks available in Chatham County!

To make the run more accessible to more people and to not intentionally overcrowd any of the courses on a given day, runner will be able to run their 5k any time the parks are open between Friday, December 4th and Saturday December 12th. We will be using the running app Strava to keep track of results. More details will be given on race time submission at a later date.

Friday, December 4th – Saturday December 12th, 2020

Run any time that park trails are open between these dates. All results must be submitted by 5:00pm on Saturday December 12th to be eligible for any race prizes.

Rudolph’s Kids and Families Fun Run Challenge!

Rudolph has lost his way and is stranded in Pittsboro, North Carolina! This year we are challenging kids and families to “Run Rudolph Home”. The North Pole is located 6038km (3752mi) away from Pittsboro, NC. Our challenge is for families to register and run the Chatham Parks or Central Carolina Community College to accumulate enough distance to get Rudolph back in time for Christmas!

Event Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Get on board with this great community event by becoming an event sponsor.

Register Early

Shirts are guaranteed only for entries received by November 20th!

Runners can register up until December 11th but will not receive race packets.

Deadline to receive a race packet is Monday, December 1st.

Register Online



Individual 5K – $30

Team 5K – $30 per person

School Teams 5k – $25 per person

Rudolph’s Kids and Family Fun Run Challenge – $5 per person

Printable Registration Forms:

Individual Registration

Team Registration

School Team Registration

Rudolphs Fun Run Registration


Participate in the 5K as an Individual or Team!

Teams consist of 5 persons or more. Team time will consist of the fastest three times on the Team added together.

You can register your Team online, all members at once (with one credit card) or one by one (with separate credit cards). Or you can register with a printed registration form (above). If using a paper registration form, each individual member will need to fill one out.

Shirts & Awards

Awards will be given in the following categories:  Individual Overall, Individual age groups, and Teams.

Shirts for all events are guaranteed only to participants who register by Nov. 20. Shirt sizes cannot be exchanged or changed after registration.

Race Locations

Courses will be marked with a start and finish
(based on the length of the track, these may not be in the same spot)

Southwest District Park
15124 Hwy 902, Bear Creek


Northwest District Park
2413 Woody Store Rd, Siler City


Northeast District Park
5408 Big Woods Rd, Chapel Hill, NC


The Park at Briar Chapel
1015 Andrews Store Rd, Pittsboro


Central Carolina Community College
764 West St, Pittsboro, NC 27312


***You do NOT have to run at any of these locations. Being a Virtual event, you can run wherever you choose. Please use a running app to track your 5k and submit results.

Packet Pick-up

Friday, December 4

4:00-7:00 PM

Central Carolina Community College – Pittsboro Campus

Packet Pick up will be handled “Drive Thru” style this year. We will be set up in the CCCC parking lot near the farm. More details will be emailed out as this date comes closer.

If you are running with a team: Please be prepared to pick up packets for your whole team at one time.

If you would like your packet mailed to you, there will be a $5 (per participant) additional charge for shipping.

Race Day Registration

There will not be race day registration this year due to the virtual format of the race though we may consider allowing more registrations during the week of the race with the understanding that packets and shirts may not be available. These registrants would still be eligible for any prizes in their respective categories.


We are seeking sponsors for the race!

Proceeds from this event are granted to various organizations to promote healthy lifestyles in Chatham County!

Sponsorship information can be found by clicking here. Reindeer Run Sponsor Packet

For more information contact:

Jerry Lux, Race Director