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Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020


A Healthy Holiday

Rudolph won’t be the only one running through Riverside this December. Dash into the holidays at the Riverside Reindeer Run Half Marathon, 5k and Kids Run on Dec. 6, 2020. This scenic course will be sprinkled with a flurry of holiday cheer including carolers at the finish line, holiday decor, and Santa Claus appearances. 

Every runner will also receive free commemorative Reindeer Antlers or a Santa Hat for the race in addition to a high-quality finisher’s medal, tech T-shirt, food, craft beer and free finish line photo. Don your best apparel, grab your best elves and get ready to run!

December marks the final 2020 LaceUp running event. It is a festive time in Riverside where the city is bustling around the Festival of Lights at the famous Mission Inn. The city sights and holiday happenings make this a race experience for the entire family.


Half Marathon



The Riverside Reindeer Run Half Marathon will begin and finish from beautiful Fairmount Park, just north of downtown Riverside, CA. Holiday racers will run west out of Fairmount Park and past Lake Evans before turning on Redwood Ave. Runners will follow the Santa Ana River Trail in the shadows of Mt. Rubidoux and run past Ryan Bonaminio Park.

Runners will leave the Santa Ana River trail briefly and run through a peaceful residential neighborhood. After returning to the Santa Ana River Trail, racers will run to Anza Narrows Park, with great views of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge. Runners will turn around here, and return to Fairmount Park on the Santa Ana River Trail. When you arrive at the expo area, relax and enjoy one of the many LaceUp Running Series perks – you’ve earned it.


When: Dec. 6, 2020—7:00 a.m.

Where: Fairmount Park, Riverside, CA 92501


Each participant receives:

  • Craft beer coupon
  • Food truck brunch
  • T-Shirt
  • Re-useable race bag
  • High-quality finisher’s medal
  • FREE race photos
  • Santa Hat or Reindeer Antlers


Pace Groups: 

Pacers will be offered for the following half marathon times:

  • 1:30
  • 1:40
  • 1:50
  • 2:00
  • 2:15
  • 2:30
  • 2:45
  • 3:00
  • 4:00

Please Note: There is a four-hour time limit on the Half Marathon course. Participants need to maintain an 18:20 minute/mile.





The Riverside Reindeer Run 5K will begin and finish from beautiful Fairmount Park, just north of downtown Riverside, CA. Holiday racers will run west out of Fairmount Park and past Lake Evans before turning on Redwood Ave and running through a peaceful residential area. Runners will then turn onto Mission Ave. and return to Fairmount Park on the Santa Ana River Trail.  

Get excited to see Santa after the race! Upon crossing the finish, runners will hear carolers and enter an expo area loaded with LaceUp Running Series holiday perks.


When: Dec. 6, 2020—7:10 – 7:20 a.m. – Wave Start 

Where: Fairmount Park, Riverside, CA 92501


Each participant receives:

  • Craft beer
  • Food truck brunch
  • T-Shirt
  • Re-useable race bag
  • High-quality finisher’s medal
  • FREE race photos
  • Santa Hat or Reindeer Antlers

Note: 5K course time limit is 1 hour. This is a 19:20 pace, great for walkers and runners.


Kids Run


If you’re excited about running, your kids will be, too! Help them learn about the joys of running by entering them into the Kids Run. Registration is just $20 per child and includes a race bib, finisher’s medal and event t-shirt. Parents are welcome to run alongside their kids or cheer for them at the start/finish line.

Runners will leave the expo area and run through Fairmont park and onto the race course. Kids will run approximately 1K before running through the official Riverside Reindeer Run finish arch and returning to cheering families and friends!

Don’t forget to check out the Kids Zone in the Health & Fitness Expo Area for games, tattoos (one thousand glitter tattoos!), coloring, hula hoops, and much more!


When: Dec. 6, 2020—9:45 a.m.

Where: Fairmount Park, 2700 Locust St., Riverside, CA 92501

Each Kid’s Race participant receives:

  • T-Shirt
  • Race bib
  • High-quality finisher’s medal
  • Santa Hat or Reindeer Antlers


Run Kids Run

LaceUp’s Kids Runs are held in partnership with Run Kids Run. Run Kids Run organizes non-competitive active events for young people as part of larger-scale events like marathons, triathlons, and bike races. Children can become members of our YAY TEAM to receive monthly updates on upcoming events and earn rewards for participating in the activities we host.



Additional Info

Packet pickup and race-day info coming soon


Packet Pickup

Saturday, December 5, 2020
When: TBD
Where: TBD


Local Support

A huge thank you to BNSF Railway and Running Center for their incredible support!

BNSF railway



Running Center




Thank you to our non-profit partners, the Riverside Road Runners, Make-a-Wish Foundation and  Girls on the Run Riverside!

Riverside Road Runners









Girls on the run













Stay Connected

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Referral Program

When you register for any 2020 LaceUp Series race, you will receive a personal referral link that you can share on your social media and send to friends. When you recruit 3 runners to sign up you will receive $15 back!

Learn more, HERE.







Earliest Bird
Jan. 10-Feb 19
Early Bird
Feb 20-May 7
May 8-Sept 25
Late Registration
Sept 26-Nov 5
Super Late
Nov 6-Dec 5
Half Marathon $80 $85 $90 $95 $100
5k $35 $40 $40 $45 $50
Kids Run $20 $20 $20 $20 $20

Registration is Open!


Quick Course Description

Half Marathon: 90% out and back with small residential loop
5k: Loop

*Courses subject to change


A special shoutout to Nuun, the official on-course hydration sponsor of 2020. 

Interactive Course Maps

Click the race distance below for course map and elevation profile.

Downloadable Course Maps

Click the race distance below to download the course pdf.



Thanks to our Facebook fans for voting on the  2019 Riverside medal.
2020 Medal Design Coming Soon

Riverside Medal


Looking to earn more medals? Run another LaceUp race, or see if you have what it takes to earn the CHALLENGE MEDAL




By participating in the LaceUp Running Series, you will receive the following perks:

—Craft Beer

—Food Truck Brunch

—Tech T-Shirt

—Re-useable Race Bag

—High-quality Finisher’s Medal

—Chip Timing

—Aid Stations with Nuun Electrolytes and Honey Stinger Products

—Free Race Day Photos

—Age Group Awards

Races that don’t end at the Finish!

Event Hub

Each LaceUp race starts and finishes in a lively hub with music for runners, friends and spectators. As a part of your registration fee, get treated to a local food truck brunch and craft beer toast at the finish line. The Riverside Reindeer Run expo area is filled with carolers, holiday cheer, and a selfie-loving Santa!

2019 Food Trucks

*2020 Food Trucks Coming Soon


2019 Caroler Groups:

Course choir:

Riverside Polytechnic High School Chamber Singers

Expo choir:

Ramona High School Madrigals




Health & Fitness Expo

The Health & Fitness Expo offers a wide array of demos from local and national providers for runners and their friends.  Join us for a 2020 race! Please email Barb at to display your business, product or service.

Get more info on exhibiting opportunities HERE and submit a vendor application HERE.

2019 Vendors:

Sierra Nevada
CorePower Yoga
Running Center
Motiv Sports/Long Beach Marathon
Hello Fresh!
Farm Fresh to You
Kaleo Marketing
Damsel in Distress
Natural Fit Designs
Canyon Crest Athletic Club
Riverside Road Runners
Renewal by Anderson
Vixen and Beard
Massage Envy
Zulu Audio
Self Defense Fit Lab Inc
Make a Wish Foundation
Girls on the Run
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department

Additional local businesses, races and organizations!

Take a load off and dance, dance, dance!

Music will be available for your pre-race and post-race enjoyment.


Results & Photos

Finish Line Photos

SCS Photoworks will be out on the course snapping shots of LaceUp runners. Be sure to smile and then look for an email directing you to FREE photos for social media. High-resolution photos will also be available for purchase.

Photos can be viewed approximately 72 hours after the race.

Find your race photos below:

2019 – Riverside Photos

2018 – Riverside Photos

2017 – Riverside Photos

2016 – Riverside Photos

 Real-Time Results

The Riverside Reindeer Run offers real-time results! Click HERE to check results, or stop by the results station at the race. Age group awards will be given out at the LaceUp podium.

Find your race results below:

2019 – Riverside

2018 – Riverside

2017 – Riverside

2016 – Riverside

2015 – Riverside

2014 – Riverside

I can't make it to the race! Can I still get my race shirt and/or medal?

Unfortunately, we do not ship race shirts or medals. All items not picked up on race day are donated to local organizations that are able to repurpose them.

What happens if the race is canceled?

LaceUp Running Series reserves the right to cancel any race due to weather, air quality or other natural factors outside of our control.

In the event of a cancellation, participants will be notified via email, text and social media. Participants will have the option to defer their entry to another race in the same year (if applicable), transfer to a race the following year or donate their entry fee to a local non-profit. If transferring their entry to another race, participants will receive a code equal to the amount of their original payment to use on a future entry. Click HERE for more information on refunds, cancellations and deferrals.

Can I change my race distance?

If you have signed up for a race but would like to change your distance, you can easily do that. Just locate your confirmation email and follow the instructions.

Can I refund my entry?

LaceUp adheres to standard race industry policy. Race entries are NON-REFUNDABLE unless participants have purchased the refund insurance during registration. Click HERE for more information on refunds, cancellations and deferrals.

Are the race venues ADA accessible?

Yes, but please contact for specific details.

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are allowed at all LaceUp events. Runners with strollers will be asked to start at the back of their respective wave.

How do I earn a challenge medal?

All LaceUp runners must complete a race of any distance all four locations. In addition to individual location medals, each challenge runner will receive a limited edition LaceUp Running Series Challenge medal after the completion of all four races. Learn more about the challenge medal.

Do I get a discount for registering for multiple LaceUp races?

Yes! Register for your second race at 10% off, third race at 15% off, and your fourth race at 20% off. Discounts are automatically applied, and you must register for additional LaceUp events in one transaction to receive the discount.

Will there be pacers?

Yes, there will be pacers for each half marathon and marathon. Please refer to each race location for pacing times.

How do I become a Lexus LaceUp pacer?

Please contact Vanessa Kline at if you’re interested in being a pacer.

Where can I get my results?

Results will be available at the expo space in the Health and Fitness expo area. In addition, results will also be posted online.

Will there be aid stations on course?

There will be aid stations approximately every two miles on each course and at the finish line. Aid stations will be stocked with Nuun and Honey Stinger product.

What is the time limit on the course?

There is a four-hour time limit on the Half Marathon courses. Participants need to maintain a 18:20 minute/mile pace. Ventura marathon time limit is six hours. Participants that fall behind the time limit will be directed to the sidewalk by course staff or police officers. Participants will be allowed to finish the race but will not be guaranteed a finishing time.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?

It’s highly recommended that athletes stop by our pre-race packet pick up, but packet pick up will be available on race day. If you need to pick up your packet on race day you must purchase race day packet pick-up with your registration for an additional $5. Come early, because packet pick up will close 30 minutes before each race.

What if I cannot finish the race?

If you cannot complete the course there will be a vehicle available to bring you back to the finish line, so you can enjoy the Health and Fitness Expo and post-race brunch.

Where can I check my gear during the event?

There is a secure and free Gear Check available for all participants. You can drop off your items before the race and pick them up after the event.

Can I transfer my entry?

Entry fees can be transferred to another participant in the same race of the same calendar year. Any difference of fees will be charged, plus a $10 processing fee. Entries can also be transferred to another LaceUp Running Series location, during the same calendar year. If transferring to another location, a request must be made three days before the event the participant was originally registered.

What are the age group categories?

Age group categories are 9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+. Age group prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group. If an age group category above 85 has 5 or more participants, an age group prize will be awarded. Overall winners will not qualify for age group prizes.

Prizes can be picked up at the Awards Podium at the race. If you forgot to pick up your age group award on-site, email Age group awards will be shipped for the cost of shipping.

Is there an age minimum?

Participants must be eight years or older to participate. Participants under the age of eight will be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Please email if interested.

Can I run a different distance than I am registered for?

Participants can transfer distances. Participants transferring to a longer distance will be charged the applicable difference in registration fees, and participants transferring to a shorter distance will not be offered a refund. Please email if interested in changing your race distance.

What is included in the registration fee?

Every participant will receive a LaceUp t-shirt, reusable race bag, high-quality finisher’s medal, timing chip, bib, food truck brunch, Lagunitas beer and free race photo. Learn more about racer perks, HERE.

Do you offer an elite athlete program?

Yes. Learn more about our elite athlete program here.

Are bikes, skateboards, inline skates, dogs or skateboards allowed?

For safety reasons, no bikes, skateboards, inline skates, dogs, or skateboards will be allowed on course.

Can I use headphones during the race?

For safety reasons, we don’t recommend wearing headphones during the race. If runners choose to wear headphones during a race, we request they use a low volume enabling them to hear runners and traffic around them.

How do I become a LaceUp Running Series brand ambassador?

2020 ambassador applications are now closed.