Santa and his Reindeer Run

Santa does show up at the Reindeer Run. No really. Apparently the Alcoa High School track coach is Santa “helper” and puts on a “fat” suit and races with his “reindeer”. THe “reindeer” are really “high” school student with “fake” antlers. “Are you ‘tired’ of the qoutes yet?”

Actually in addition to the actual Race, the post race awards, the post race door prizes and the Triple Crown door prizes, there is a Christmas Costume contest. The winner with the best costume or holiday spirit decoration wins something. I forget what it is, but the judging is based on the calibrated ears of one of the race officials. Whoever gets the loudest cheers gets the prizes.

So this guy, I mean coach, dresses up like Santa and the track team put on reindeer gear (antlers, red noses, etc) and hook up with rope so that it appears that Santa and his Reindeer run in the race. Not sure how that messes up the finish line, but it’s pretty interesting.

So Sunday will be my last race of the year and I am feeling pretty good about it. I don’t think that I’ll have an earth shattering race and crush my PR time. However, if you feel an earthquake at 2:21:55pm EST, that would mean that I broke my PR time. I’m actually looking at around a 23:00 minute finish time. So we will see…

I’ll have all the gory details in the race report…

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I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon