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10th Annual 5K Reindeer Run Draws Record Crowd

For the 10th year, the Active Chatham 5K Reindeer Run/Walk brought runners from across the region to Pittsboro for a chance to get in the holiday spirit and burn some calories in advance of the feasts to come later this month. The race, which took place on Saturday, drew runners of all ages and speeds. In total, 395 participants finished the 5K, the highest turnout in the race’s history. Over 50 volunteers worked hard to make the event a success.

Finishing in 19 minutes and 3 seconds, Dylan Mathews of Pittsboro took first place overall. Rounding out the top three were Clint Bryan and Kevin Doyle. In the female bracket, Bri Gaal of Morrisville was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 20:35. Paula Anstrom and Jennifer Parks, both of Pittsboro, finished second and third, respectively. The team “Nice Antlers,” made up of Paula Anstrom and teammates Carl Anstrom and Jason Figge, took first place among teams.

Following the race, over 35 children and their parents participated in Rudolph’s Family Fun Run. Working their way through the CCCC THANKS trail, participants completed three challenges along the way, including acting like various animals and walking like a penguin. Each child who participated received a medal.

Thank you to all of those who made the event a success, including race organizers, volunteers, and, of course, the runners and walkers. Active Chatham, a health department sponsored coalition of community volunteers that works to highlight the importance of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle, organized the event in collaboration with the Chatham County Partnership for Children. All proceeds from the race are used to enhance or increase access to parks, trails, playgrounds, or sidewalks and programs that promote physically active lifestyles.

For full results, please visit www.chathamnc.org/reindeerrun.

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Spanish language interpretation services are available at health department sites. Other languages are assisted by a telephone hotline.

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Layton Long, MSA, REHS
Email: layton.long@chathamnc.org




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