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December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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About the Reindeer Run
The Reindeer Run, presented by Half-Moon Outfitters, is a family-oriented, pet-friendly 5k run/walk through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston, SC. The event has grown significantly over the years; from only a few hundred participants to record attendance of over 3,500 runners. Throughout the history of the event, the Charitable Society of Charleston (CSC) has donated over $715,000 to MUSC Children’s Hospital. In 2016 alone, CSC donated $48,000 to the organization. The funds generated from the Reindeer Run are helping the campaign to build the newMUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital that is set to open its doors in 2019. This hospital will provide more spacious, family-centered amenities and expanded services, including an expanded neonatal intensive care unit, an entire floor dedicated to the care of children with cancer, and the most comprehensive pediatric heart center in South Carolina.
Proceeds from the Reindeer Run are split between the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston. 80% of the funds go to MUSC and 20% go to the Charitable Society of Charleston’s endowment. This endowment provides grants and donations to local non-profit organizations which benefit both children and elderly residents of the Lowcountry.
PACKET PICK-UP LOCATION:
Half-Moon Outfitters South Windermere Center located at 94 Folly Road Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407.
The race route starts and finishes on East Bay Street near the corner of East Bay and Queen. You can register in person at packet pickup (info) on December 1st from 11am to 6:30pm. You may also register on race day underneath the registration tent on East Bay Street from 7am-8am. All race registrations include a timing chip.
RACE DAY INFORMATION:
The 2017 Reindeer Run starts at 9:00am on Saturday, December 2nd near the corner of East Bay and Queen Street. This beautiful 5k race route (link to race route page) takes you along the beautiful Charleston Battery and brings you right back to where you started to finish the race.
The costume contest is a crowd favorite and we are bringing it back again for 2017. Dress up in your festive best and enter the contest. Judging begins around 10:00am behind the stage. Our categories include, Adult Individual, Child Individual, Group and Dog. We award the top 3 from each category with lots of great prizes and gift cards from restaurants and attractions around the Charleston area. Come dressed to win!
OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY:
Blind Tiger will be hosting the Official After Party and will be providing beer and snacks for all participants. Join us there to celebrate after finishing this festive 5k!