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Start the Christmas season the first weekend after Thanksgiving with a run/walk/stroll with real reindeer. The runners will have a reindeer run with them, the walkers on a slightly different course will have a reindeer walk with them. At the conclusion of the run/walk the Village of Manchester will sponsor … MORE
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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is a 1 mile run or a 2/3 mile walk located in Shortsville, NY about 20 to 30 mins from Rochester. My parents were visiting this weekend and I … MORE

    This is a 1 mile run or a 2/3 mile walk located in Shortsville, NY about 20 to 30 mins from Rochester. My parents were visiting this weekend and I am starting to taper a bit so this was just what I was looking for. This is a hard event to rate. It was a really cute, fun family event that I would recommend as that but the actual race logistics weren’t great. It’s a pretty cheap event at $20. There is no swag but you get to pet reindeer, there are photos and a nice Christmas party at the finish. The race starts at a school with lots of parking. The start could have been better. There weren’t even tables for bib pick up. The volunteers just had bibs and safety pins on the ground and it was kind of slow because there wasn’t separate lines for pre-registered or race day registration so we had to wait while a few people registered. There were 3 very cute reindeer at the start you could pet and take pictures of. One of the reindeer ran and 2 walked. The runners started about 1/3 mile further from the school and left at 3pm. The course is straight down the main street in Shortsvilles. The walkers joined the race once all the runners passed so the walk is about 2/3 a mile so doable for smaller kids. The beginning of the run was on a street to spread everyone out but the end of the run and the entire walk always on the sidewalk. It was kind of slow since there were so many families but it was really cute with all the kids dressed up for Christmas and the reindeer following along too. The scenery is kind of meh but some of the houses were decorated. It is an easy net downhill course so could be a fast mile if you are running. There is a timing mat at the end. If you do the run it is accurate but as the walkers joined later it is not accurate so the time doesn’t mean much for walkers. Near the finish line is a Christmas festival at a firestation with Santa, frosty the snowman and the reindeers to take pics with and tons of treats in the firehouse. There were home made cookies, dunkin donuts, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, popcorn, hot dogs and some s’mores you could make outside at a fire pit. As a race it could be better but as a fun family event it was really cute and fun and I loved meeting the reindeer. I would definitely recommend this for a family event and would do again if my family was visiting but as a race alone it was not the best.

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