2023 Reindeer Romp 4k Run/Walk

Register for 2023 Reindeer Romp 4k Run/Walk

This race is part of the River City Races Run the 502 series. Run six races on our calendar and get a Run the 502 Finisher Medals with charms of all the races finished. Click here for more details, to see the medal and register (no fee to register for the Run the 502).

Four kilometer (2.4 miles) run and walk on the Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park.  Click here for a course map. Great way to kick off the 2024 running/walking season just a little early.


  • Free race photography and photos with Rudolph

  • Age Group Awards

  • Awards for Overall, Masters and Grand Masters

  • Costume contest

  • Fleet Feet Team Challenge

  • Finisher medal (run all three races and the medal puzzle pieces fit together to make the Polar Bear Grand Prix medal)

  • Custom Reindeer Romp running socks & Jingle bells to attach to your shoes so you'll jingle while you jog

A COSTUME CONTEST: More fun at the Reindeer Romp!
Let's see your best Christmas fun - Contest categories include:
  • Most Christmasy
  • Ugliest Sweater
  • Best Hat
  • Best Couple Costume
  • Best Group Costume
  • Best Stroller Costume
  • Best Pet Costume
  • Fastest Costumed Male & Female


for all three races!

The Fleet Feet Polar Bear Grand Prix Team Challenge is open to any 3 to 5 person teams in three divisions: Male, Female, or Coed. Fastest three on each team are scored, the Coed team must score one woman. Your team can choose to participate in any individual or all three Polar Bear Grand Prix races. There will be a Team Challenge Polar Bear Grand Prix Award for any team that wins all three races in their division. You will not only compete for team awards; each team member is also eligible for an individual time and awards! There is no additional fee to participate in the Polar Bear Grand Prix Team Challenge.

Each member of the winning team in each division will receive a gift card to Fleet Feet!

We've added a charity partner to the Reindeer Romp, The Olmstead Parks Conservancy!  Louisville has the greatest parks system in the country and we all enjoy running and walking in them.  Help maintain their beauty by donating and/or fundraising!  It's easy and fun and if you raise $250 or more, your registration is FREE!  More details on how to fundraise or the option to make a donation when you register.

Awards for the top three male and female, master and grandmaster. Top three in each age group, 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 and over.

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1st race in the Polar Bear Grand Prix
This category is included in the 2023/2024 Polar Bear Grand Prix bundle. Register for the Bundle »
Must register by 11/30/2022 for packet to be mailed before race date. After 11/30/21, packet will be mailed after race date. Not eligible for race awards.
This category is included in the 2023/2024 Polar Bear Grand Prix bundle. Register for the Bundle »