Race Weekend Info - Riverside

Update 12/7 –

The half marathon course has changed slightly due to standing water from the heavy rain this week. Click HERE for tomorrow’s half marathon course. Aside from this small change, the 2019 Reindeer Run will be running rain or shine! Bring your holiday spirit, wild costumes and maybe a dry pair of socks. Let’s do this, Riverside. 

 

Race Week Registration 

Online Registration – Online registration closes TODAY at 6 PM.

Onsite Registration – Onsite registration will take place on Saturday, December 7 from 12 PM-5 PM at Fairmount Park.

Race Day Registration – Race day registration will begin at 5:45 AM and will end 15 minutes before the start of the race. An additional $5 will be added to 5K and Half Marathon race day registration fees.

  • Half Marathon – $100
  • 5K – $50
  • Kids Run – $20

Packet Pickup

Saturday, December 7
When: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: 
Fairmount Park – 2700 Locust St. Riverside, CA 92501

 
Additional Info – Updated 12/5/19
 
Runners will be preassigned a bib number. Due to the large number of runners, bibs will be organized by number order at packet pickup (not alphabetically). To expedite your check-in process lookup your bib # ahead of time.
 
Bib Lookup Link – Click HERE to look up your bib numbers!  
 
Items Needed for Packet Pick-Up: Proper ID for each participant 

Can another runner pick up my packet for me?

  • Yes! All they need is a copy of your ID (phone photo works, too).

What if I can’t make it to packet pick-up at all? It is HIGHLY recommended to pick up your packet on Saturday. However, for an additional $5, there will be race day packet pick-up at the start line starting at 5:45 a.m.

If you are picking up on race day PLEASE arrive one hour prior to your start time. Same-day packet pick-up will close 15 minutes before each race.

If you DID NOT prepay for race day packet pickup, bring $5 cash with you to the start line. 

Changing Distance or Transferring Your Entry to someone else?

Learn how to change your distance HERE.

Learn how to transfer your entry HERE

These options close Wed., Dec. 4 at 11:59 p.m. – after this date, all changes must be made at Packet Pickup.

Gear Check

Free gear check will be available at the start/finish line. Gear check numbers are attached to the race bib. Please bring your free LaceUp runner bag! Bags will not be provided. Gear MUST be checked 10 minutes before the start of the race.

 

Start Times

Half Marathon: 7:00 am

5K: 7:20am

Kids Run: 9:45

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, December 7

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Packet Pickup at Fairmount Park – 2700 Locust St. Riverside, CA 92501

Sunday, December 8

5:45 am – Packet Pickup Opens
6:00 am – Health and Fitness Expo Opens, Food Truck Brunch Opens, Kids Zone Opens
7:00 am – Half Marathon Start
7:00 am – Lagunitas Beer Garden Opens
7:20 am – 5K Start
8:30 am – 5K Overall Award Ceremony
9:00 am – Half Marathon Overall Award Ceremony
9:45 am – Kids Race Start
10:15 am – NEW* Costume Contest 

12:00 pm – Health and Fitness Expo Closes

Parking

Click HERE to download the map below.

Shuttles

There will be shuttles from Lot 33 (3700 3rd St, Riverside, CA 92501) to and from the event venue from 5 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please note that Lot 33 will fill up quickly. Runners are recommended to use the lots available in downtown Riverside then walk to the shuttle pick up location.

Road Closures

Course Info

For information on aid stations, pacing and age groups, please find your race distance on the “Event Info” tab, or by clicking HERE.  

Update 12/7 –

The half marathon course has changed slightly due to standing water from the heavy rain this week. Click HERE for tomorrow’s half marathon course. Aside from this small change, the 2019 Reindeer Run will be running rain or shine! 

Click the race distance below:

Half Marathon

5K

 

Course Nutrition

HALF
Mile 1.8 – Water, Nuun, Honey Stinger Chews, Restrooms
Mile 3 – Water, Nuun, Restrooms
Mile 3.9 – Water, Nuun, Honey Stinger Gels, Honey Stinger Chews, Restrooms
Mile 5.3 – Water, Nuun, Restrooms
Mile 6.3 – Water, Nuun, Honey Stinger Gels, Honey Stinger Chews, Restrooms
Mile 7.4 – Water, Nuun, Honey Stinger Gels, Restrooms
Mile 8.6 – Water, Nuun, Honey Stinger Gels, Restrooms
Mile 9.7 – Water, Nuun, Honey Stinger Gels, Honey Stinger Chews, Restrooms
Mile 10.7 – Water, Nuun, Restrooms
Mile 11.8 – Water, Nuun, Honey Stinger Chews, Restrooms

5K
Mile 1.8 – Water, Nuun, Honey Stinger Chews, Restrooms

NEW! Costume Contest

New in 2019! Riverside Costume Contest

Riverside runners continue to impress us year after year, showing up in festive holiday costumes and crossing the finish line with style. This year, we’re rewarding the best with our Riverside Costume Contest. 

Where: During the Riverside Reindeer Run. Participants looking to win the prize MUST come to the awards podium for judging and selection. 
When: 10:15 AM
What: 2 winners will receive a prize pack. Winners will be chosen by the announcer (and fan excitement)
Prize: Each prize pack will contain LaceUp merch, Honey Stinger product and KIND product

Finisher Medal

Riverside 2019 Medal

 

Participant Shirt

 

Additional Giveaways:

Runners can pick up their complementary reindeer antlers or Santa hat during packet pickup. First come, first served.

Challenge Medal

LaceUp Challenge Medals and other double medals will be available at the Awards tent after the race. Cal Half Series medals will be available at the Cal Half Series tent. 

Results

Click HERE for results

Post Race Expo

Stick around after the race for the Health and Fitness Expo, Lagunitas beer garden, and food truck brunch! Food and beer vouchers are attached to the race bib. Massage therapists will be on-site for your post-race enjoyment. 

2019 Food Trucks

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. Follow LaceUp on Instagram to view photo highlights directly following each race.

Referral Program

Refer your friends and save $15!

When you register for any 2019 Lexus 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.

FAQ

For all other frequently asked questions, including information regarding gear check, strollers, aid stations, results and more, please visit out FAQ page, here.

Stay Connected

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Local Support

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