Reindeer Fun Run

Reindeer Fun Run


Good job on an overall great morning!!! The folks playing instruments to the water stands to just the overall feel... I especially love how kids are involved and they all seem to have a fantastic time!!!!! Perfect race day in downtown Aberdeen supporting a great cause!!!!!!
Looking for packet pick up information.
Just to give you heads up, race day is 7 December 2019. But the website shows: Saturday, December 1, 2018 | RACE DAY!
Come join us for a great race with great medals, awards, shirts and Race Bags. Check us out at
Some of our wonderful Volunteers helping and supporting a fun race!
My girls want to do both the 5k and Egg Nog jog. But we were unable to register for both races at the same time. Can they participate in both?
When and where is packet pickup?
Pembroke Runners...lets do this...some of us have done it before but this would be fun to do again😁
Are strollers allowed for the 12k?
I thoroughly enjoyed my first time at this event but I do wish something could be done with aiding participants coming from the event parking lot across the 4 lane road next time. It really wasn’t safe trying to cross. I saw many parents with young children and strollers trying to cross getting stuck in the center turn lane while waiting for traffic. There were some gracious drivers who did stop and let us go across. It would have been nice to have an officer directing traffic to let us cross. Otherwise it was a fantastic race and I look forward to next year! 😊

5k Reindeer Fun Run/Walk | 12ks of Christmas Run | Kids Egg Nog Jog | Blitzen Bash |

Team Green Inc, dba Reindeer Fun Run is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 100% of the proceeds of the Reindeer Fun Run go to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills.

The Reindeer Fun Run is a FUN community event for everyone from serious runners to recreational walkers, families, and pets. Join in the holiday cheer with the 5k Fun Run/Walk, 12ks of Christmas and the Kids 800m Egg Nog Jog. The Reindeer Fun Run is a DBA of Team Green, Inc. a 501(c)(3) Charity established by Kate and David Petsolt

Mission: The mission of the Reindeer Fun Run is to bring the community together to have fun and raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills, Inc.. No contribution, whether time, money, services or goods is too great or too small. We hope that you will join our pursuit to care for our community. In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors

We've delivered 30,000 meals in Moore County for families in need in just a few weeks! We're now averaging 6,000 meals a week!

But Neighbors Feeding Neighbors needs more donations to keep it going. Learn more at

Village of Pinehurst - Government Carthage, North Carolina Moore County Schools Scotty Aberdeen Southern Pines Pinehurst

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A bit of rain doesn’t slow down the volunteers lined up to deliver meals throughout the county! Another 1200 meals delivered today cooked up by The Sly Fox and Vito's Pizzeria of Pinehurst.

We are in desperate need of funds to continue providing 6000 prepared meals a week.

Please help if you are able. And spread the word! Maybe even put a bug in the ear of your boss or business owner to see if they might like to support the effort!

Checks can be mailed to Team Green 840 E Massachusetts Avenue-Southern Pines, NC 28387

All donations are tax-deductible.


Penick Village - Stay Away 5K

Hey Reindeer Fun Run Followers....we know you like staying active so here’s a virtual 5k. Proceeds benefit Neighbors Feeding Neighbors right here in Moore County. Sign up, lace up your sneaks, hit the road.

If you can’t get out but want to donate toward meals for those less fortunate, click below. Example Success URL:

TeamGreen | Neighbors Feeding Neighbors

We hope this email finds you all safe, healthy and fully stocked with toilet paper. And you’re maybe wondering why you’re getting a message from us in April. Well, it’s because our community needs help and everyone is asking what they can do to pitch in. Neighbors Feeding Neighbors is a program we started under our non-profit to raise money with the goal of purchasing discounted family meal trays from area restaurants to give to those most in need throughout all of Moore County.

With direction and distribution from The Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills on where the meals go and what they need we have been purchasing about 1200 meals a day. By partnering with area restaurants we are able to purchase discounted meals and get them out into the community. To date we have donated over 17,000 meals. But we need your support to keep the program running.

If you find yourself able to donate, please go to (this is the official non-profit we started to organize the Reindeer Fun Run). There you will learn a bit more about our program. We know that kids in Moore County are out of school until May 15 (at least) so we want to run this until at least then.

You can also find stories on Facebook at

Another way you can help is to sign up for the Stay Away 5k We know you want to be out active in the community and this 5k you do on your own raises money directly for the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors program.

Again, we hope that all of you are hunkered down, staying safe and staying active (where possible).

Thank you in advance for your support of this very worthwhile program.

Take care,
Kate Petsolt
[email protected] We are a grass-roots effort started by Moore County citizens to distribute prepared meals to families in immediate need.

Community Meal Service Serves Up Support

You can help the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills all year long. They need it now more than ever!

To donate or find out how you can help contact [email protected] Reheatable family meals will be offered for free on Friday in Southern Pines and Carthage through a grassroots effort to sustain families affected by school closures and temporary job loss.

Hugs & Merry Christmas from Santa and the whole Reindeer Fun Run crew!

FirstHealth Fitness

Run, don’t walk to FirstHealth Fitness to take advantage of this sweet deal. You’ll be glad you did. What a great way to kick off the new decade. 😊

Try us for Free! If you participated in the Reindeer Run just bring in your race bib/medal to any of our 6 locations for a FREE 7 day pass. Hurry, offer ends January 31st.(new members only)😊

[12/15/19]   Reminder - if you came in first, second or third in your age group the awards are still at FirstHealth Fitness in Pinehurst! They will continue to have them for you through Tuesday, December 17. They also have some adult small shirts for those who we accidentally gave XL shirts (feel free to swap). Sorry ‘bout that.

2019 | C Goepfert Photography

2019 | C Goepfert Photography


Photos from @cgoepfertphotography - Thank you Colleen for the awesome photos and for getting them to us so fast!

You can see them on our website (link below) and we will upload them here too shortly. [nggallery id="33...

2019 Reindeer Fun Run | Petsolt

Non-Official photos--just some we took from the event.

Non-Official photos--just some we took from the event.

Fastest 12k… in Kuwait?

The first antlers to cross the finish line this morning were at 0600... Kuwaiti time. We were so happy to hear form 1SG William Lunceford who, despite being stationed in Kuwait, wanted to run the 12ks of Christmas this year. So... he did! William reached out to us, and we coordinated with him for an official result. Here is a note from...

12k Course Record!

Last year's course record only lasted one year. Today Daniel Schlick flew through our 12k course... read more below. Daniel Schlich set a new course record with a time of 39:17.9, that's a 5:16 mile! Congrats to Daniel...

Race Results - Reindeer Fun Run - ITS YOUR RACE


More to come...

[12/07/19]   Shirts note!!!

We found out some kiddos got XL instead of Youth XL. Oops. Sorry Please feel free to come into registration and trade it it for a YouthXL/Adult S (same)

Our Reindeer was spotted earlier today at Ft. Bragg. He will be in Aberdeen by race time tomorrow for the Reindeer Fun Run. Hope you will too!

If you've run the Reindeer Fun Run in the past, we would LOVE if you would share your experience with us and others by Reviewing us on Google. Thank you 3:o)

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Online registration is closed, but that's okay, you can still register in person.

Friday, December 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | RACE DAY!
7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

104 South Poplar Street, Aberdeen, NC Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

2019 Sponsors

Wanna know who is awesome? Our sponsors. Our sponsors are awesome!

Please visit these amazing businesses and help us say, "Thank you!"

Yo, yo, yo, Merry Christmas! We chatted with Santa this morning and he wanted us to remind everyone that running in the 13th Annual Reindeer Fun Run comes with automatic inclusion on his "Nice List." #SantaIsWatching

Have fun in Aberdeen!

Join in on all the Christmas fun happening in Aberdeen!

**Supper with Santa does require a pre-purchased ticket. Make sure to get your ticket soon as this event does sell out.

Who's getting one of these next Saturday?

13th Annual Reindeer Fun Run

Sand & Pine did a fantastic job on this month’s magazine which has the Reindeer Fun Run’s race packet...

Our Media Partner is amazing!

Just grabbed a Clean Juice and saw last year’s sponsor plaque—Clean Juice will be getting one this year too. Thanks for being a fantastic sponsor! And runners, make sure to stop by after your workout for a great juice or smoothie!

Awesome longtime sponsor Aberdeen Exterminating is setting up early for the Blessing of the Hounds. Today we are very thankful for our sponsors!

The 12k medals just arrived!

Remember you can always change races if you have an itching to earn one of these. How to change races and other race FAQs are found here:

The 13th Annual Reindeer Fun Run is just 2 weeks away! Here is a preview of our 5k, 12k, & Kids Egg Nog Jog shirts. Learn more and sign up at

[11/17/19]   Want to take over our Instagram on race day? Send us your pitch at [email protected]

Race over to sign up now--registration discounts end today!

Early registration discounts end tomorrow! Sign up, and bring a friend!

Early registration discounts end in 2 days!

[11/12/19]   Early registration discounts end in 3 days!

The Reindeer Fun Run is for the whole family! Our Egg Nog Jog is for kids 9 and under:

- Heat 1: Ages 8 & 9 @ 800m
- Heat 2: Ages 7 & 8 @ 700m
- Heat 3: Ages 5 & Under @ 600m

And remember, parent's are welcome to run along with their smaller kids!

All runners receive:
+ finisher medal
+ long-sleeve t-shirt
+ antlers
+ water bottle
+ goodie bag
+ fun

Always $15 - Sign your kiddos up at

Stroller Cam

A couple years back someone offered to GoPro the 12k for us from. Here is the famous "Stroller Cam"

Which Reindeer Fun Run bib will you be wearing this year? Here are the 2019 bibs for the 12ks of Christmas Run, 5k Reindeer Fun Run/Walk, and three heats of the Kids Egg Nog Jog.

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Our Story

The Reindeer Fun Run is a FUN community event for everyone from serious runners to recreational walkers, families, and pets. Join in the holiday cheer with the 5k Fun Run/Walk, 12ks of Christmas and the Kids 800m Egg Nog Jog.

See the amazing stories from participants at The Reindeer Fun Run is a DBA of Team Green, Inc. a 501(c)(3) Charity established by Kate and David Petsolt

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100 E Main St
Aberdeen, NC

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