Race Preview: 2018 Reindeer Run 5K/10K/Half (St. Helens)

To run off that post-Thanksgiving guilt and keep up with the holiday season training, consider spending your Saturday on December 1st in St. Helens, OR for the 9th annual Reindeer Run! All funds raised from the event will be donated to the Columbia County Toy-n-Joy, Columbia County Food Bank, and St. Helens Police Academy.

Choose from a 5K, 10K, or half marathon option (walkers welcome in all events!) and enjoy the countryside of Columbia County. Bring the whole family to enjoy a warm, festive waiting area with music and refreshments (including cocoa!) while they wait for your finish line crossing.

Each distance is chip timed and finishers will receive a long-sleeved tech tee, and a free massage at the end. Half marathoners will also receive a finisher’s medal.

For more information, including course maps, bag drops, aid station locations (the half marathon has 6!) packet pickup, or to be a Volundeer, check out the FAQ page!


Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

  • 8:00 Half Marathon Walkers & 3+ Hour Runners Start
  • 8:30 Half Marathon Runners Start
  • 9:00 10k Runners & Walkers Start
  • 9:15 5k Runners & Walkers Start

Where: Columbia River Foursquare Church | St. Helens, OR
5K: $50 | 10K: $60 | Half: $70 (add $5 each beginning 10/30)
Online here!

About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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