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The 2013 5K Reindeer Run/Walk was a Success!

Success can be measured by the attendance, but we prefer to measurRR2 2014e it by how much fun everyone had. Community members and families came together in December for the 5K Reindeer Run/Walk to participate, cheer on the runners, sing, volunteer and be active during the holiday season. New at this event were 18 students from Northwood High School’s a cappella group Pitch Please. Runners enjoyed listening to holiday and contemporary music along the race route while they ran with fellow runners dressed up as Santa Claus, the Grinch, elves, and in other festive outfits. Click here to see who won and pictures!


Sign up for the 5K Reindeer Run/Walk!

Get ready folks, the ninth annual Active Chatham 5k Reindeer Run/Walk and Rudolph’s Family Fun Run are just around the corner! On Saturday, December IMG_135914, 2013, people from far and wide will come to Pittsboro for some holiday-themed physical activity fun. The race will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Central Carolina Community College campus, where runners and walkers will begin the USATF certified 5K (3.1 mile) course on the T.H.A.N.K.S. Trail, run through scenic downtown Pittsboro and finish back at the community college. The 1-mile Rudolph’s Family Fun Run, which will start at 9:00am, is free for all and children age 12 and under who participate will receive a medal. Learn more!


Time and Exercise: Reframe Your Thoughts

One of the most overused excuses for not being physically active is, “I don’t have the time to exercise.”


Start training now for this year’s Reindeer Run!

Every day, we find time to get ready in the morning, drive to work, run errands, cook dinner, and many more activities in between. However, we often forget to make time for one of the most important people in our lives- ourselves.

Your health is impacted by many different factors, such as stress, genetics, eating habits, and physical activity. It’s not news to us that we need to treat our bodies well to be healthy (but if you need a little reminder, check out this information from the American Heart Association about being physically active). Somehow, it keeps coming down to that tried and true excuse- time. Read on!


On Your Mark…Get Set…Go!!!

This year’s 5K Reindeer Run will be on December 10th starting at CCCC in Pittsboro.  The race will start at 8 am and registration will begin at 7 am. Runners will run the T.H.A.N.K.S trail around the Chatham Community Library and proceed along historic Pittsboro Streets.  After the race, light breakfast and drinks will be provided.  Awards and prizes will be given by Santa!!

Afterwards cheer on the kids during their Rudolph’s Fun Run!  The fun run will be held at 9:30 am.  Kids and parents too will dash around the one mile T.H.A.N.K.S  trail.

To participate in the Reindeer Run  visit www.sportoften.com or the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Office at 90 East Street to get a registration form.  If you are interested in volunteering  or need general information about the race, contact Megan Bolejack at 919-545-8442 or at megan.bolejack@chathamnc.org.

Looking for the official race results for the 2011 5K Reindeer Run? Go to: www.cardinaltrack.com