Reindeer Run 5K

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Two Fun Run/Walk Options

  • Saturday, December 9 - Run/Walk in person on the Foothills Trail
  • Run virtually anytime, anywhere!

It's time to get into the holiday spirit with the Reindeer Run 5k, our final fun run for 2023!

December 9, 2023
9:30 AM

Foothills Trail in Orting

Get ready to spread some holiday cheer with the Reindeer Run 5k! Put on your ugliest holiday sweater, reindeer-themed gear, or anything festive, and join us for a fun run/walk on a 5K course that is USATF certified and chip-timed. The Foothills Trail in Orting is the perfect location for this event, with paved paths and easy slopes for a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Before the race starts, Zumba with Lea will be hosting a pre-race warm-up session at 8:45 a.m. Once you cross the finish line, you'll receive a keepsake medal and reindeer antlers to commemorate your participation. Results will be available immediately after crossing the finish line and posted on our website the following week.

Whether you pre-register online or register on the day of the event, we welcome everyone to participate. We encourage you to bring your family and friends to enjoy the festive atmosphere. Don't forget to grab some hot cocoa, or coffee, and snap a fun picture at our festive photo booth. Please note that t-shirts will not be available for this race. Join us for the final fun run of 2023 and let's celebrate the holiday season together!


  • Registration fee:  $35
  • Pre-Register online by December 1, 2023
  • Day of registration will be available from 8:30-9:20 a.m. at the check-in area.

Start Times

  • 8:30 AM - Check-in and race bib pick-up 
  • 8:45 AM - Pre-race Zumba warm-up
  • 9:30 AM - Race starts
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Parking is available at Orting City Main Park:

  • Orting Main City Park
    Corner of Washington Avenue & Bridge St. SE
    Orting, WA 98360 (map)

Virtual Run Option

Dust off your festive holiday gear and get into the holiday spirit with our Reindeer Run Virtual 5K! Enjoy a run at your own pace and location to breathe in the crisp winter air! 

How to Compete:

  • Register for the virtual run. 
  • Run or Walk indoors or outdoors. You can also complete your challenge in multiple parts or all at once until you reach the 5K goal.
  • After registration, race packets and the 5K keepsake medal will be mailed on December 4 via USPS.
  • Share your achievement with your friends and tag us on Facebook @piercecountyparks #reindeerrun5K


  • Registration fee is $20
  • Register online by December 1, 2023

Event Contact:

Kelly Darling, Recreation Coordinator
(253)798-4156  | email