The “sleigh-measured” Reindeer Run is a 1-mile holiday fun run for kids and families on Canal Street, beginning and ending at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas with a turn-around at Dauphine Street. Runners and walkers are required to stay on the street and may not use the sidewalks or neutral ground.
For reindeer runners who aren’t as fit as Rudolph, walk the 1/2 mile Egg Nog Jog and take in the festive sights along the way! Remember, prizes will be given for the best holiday costumes and stroller decorations!
Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
After the run, stick around for holiday festivities including music, healthy snacks and drinks, kid-friendly holiday activities (like Yoga with Santa!), “Reindeer Games” and prizes for kids of all ages! Santa Claus, reindeer, and more merry friends will make surprise visits as well!
The presentation of race awards will take place during the Reindeer Romp on the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas IMAX Plaza. Top finishers will receive awards from Varsity Sports—but no reindeer will be left out! All participants will receive a prize.
No official results will be kept, but reindeer runners are encouraged to check their time on the race clock at the finish line.
Santa and his helpers will be the jolly judges in the Reindeer Run & Romp Costume Contest! Categories will include Most Creative, Most Festive, Best Group Costume, and Best Decorated Stroller.
Kids… Stay and play on Canal Street after the race! Follow the clues to collect special prizes and participate in holiday activities at Canal Street retailers, hotels, restaurants and attractions. Collect all the correct answers and bring your proof to the final stop for a magical holiday surprise! The Scavenger Hunt will begin at the Reindeer Romp (at the Aquarium) at 11 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. It is free to participate!
All paid registrants will receive a goodie bag filled with a race shirt, reindeer antlers & treats!
Active.com “Downtown NOLA Reindeer Run”
$12 Per Person—Kids & Adults
Make checks payable to:
Downtown Development District
201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3912
New Orleans, LA 70170
Pick up your race number, shirt & reindeer antlers on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Varsity Sports, 3450 Magazine Street, between 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and receive a free red Varsity Sports kids t-shirt. Santa will be there with hot chocolate and cookies!
Register between 8:00 and 8:45 a.m. at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas/IMAX Plaza.