Race Day Instructions

Friday Packet Pick Up  – 10 am – 1 pm

Boys and  Girls Club
800 SW 12th Ave
Ocala, FL 34471

Saturday Packet Pick Up – 2 pm – Race Start

SouthState Bank
1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470


Parking normally takes place in the MTI parking lot. Spaces are limited with the parade immediately following the race, so we suggest getting there early.


T-shirts were guaranteed for everyone who signed up by 11/30. We will have some white t-shirts available that will be first come first serve. 

Start Times

Rudolph Dash – 4:10 pm

Reindeer Run – 4:20 pm (GUN START)

At 5:05 we ask anyone that is not finished to move to the far right section of the road or onto the sidewalk as the police will start clearing the road to make room for the parade. We will have a person with a stopwatch and a clipboard to make sure we record your time.

Water Stop

We will have water available just past the 1st mile when you run by the bank.


Race numbers need to be displayed on the front of your garments. We will be chip timing the race, the numbers serve as a visual backup. 


The First 300 to finish the 5k will receive a custom race medal.


We will be doing an abbreviated awards ceremony following the conclusion of the 5k. If you don’t want to wait for the ceremony and are an age group winner, you can collect your award once the results are finalized.

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