• 13 and under - Individual Age group/open
  • 14-19 year olds - Individual Age group/open
  • 20-29 Year Olds - Individual Age group/open
  • 30-39 Year Olds - Individual Age group/open
  • 40-49 Year Olds - Individual Age group/open
  • 50-59 Year Olds - Individual Age group/open
  • 60 and Older - Individual Age group/open


Wear your most festive Christmas running gear to the 4th Annual Reindeer 5K Run/Walk on November 25, 2017 at 8 am. Our 5K encourages participation by the entire family! It promotes the holiday season through costume contests for adults and children while also broadening community participation in healthy events.  Runners and walkers will begin the race at the Anna Arts Center, 125 West Davie St, Anna, Illinois and head into the "fruit bowl" section of town. The race is a down and back with the start and finish lines at the Anna Arts Center. Timing services will be provided by Run to Succeed.  

There will also be a Kids Fun Run that morning starting at 9 am. So bring the kids along too! Kids will participate in a short race, approximately 1/4 mile, to catch Rudolf and Santa Claus. Afterwards, kids of all ages are invited to make two crafts to take home. The Fun Run and crafts are free.

This event will kick off "Christmas in Downtown Anna." The other "Christmas in Downtown Anna" events include Holiday Bazaars. There will be pictures with Santa at the various businesses, Gingerbread Houses on exhibit at Southern Realty, and 4th thru High School Art Exhibit at the arts center.

Prize for the Most Festive costume will be awarded as well as the Top Three finishers and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each age category for females and males.  

The 5k is co-sponsored by Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center and Union County Women in Business.

Event details and schedule

Event details and schedule

  • Registration is $20, on race day Nov 25 is $25. Deadline to register for the race to guarantee a t-shirt is Friday, November 5th.
  • Wear your most festive Christmas running gear!
  • Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. at the Anna Arts Center
  • 5K race starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • Kids Fun Run starts at 9:00 a.m.
  • Race fees are non-refundable.

Organised by

Shaawnee Hills Arts Council

125 W Davie Street, Anna

Phone: 904-625-1109

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