Reindeer Run 5K

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Two Fun Run/Walk Options

  • Saturday, December 17 - Run/Walk in person on the Nathan Chapman Trail
  • December 16-17 - Run virtually

It's time to get into the holiday spirit! Join us in your finest ugly holiday sweaters, reindeer-themed gear, and festive attire to celebrate the season! Enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, holiday music, giveaways, and more! Each participant will receive a keepsake medal and reindeer antlers. The Reindeer Run 5k is our final fun run for 2022!

December 17, 2022
9:30 AM

Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail & Heritage Recreation Center

5K Course

The beautifully forested 5K course on the Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail is very flat and stroller friendly. Starting at Heritage Recreation Center, the course runs around the baseball fields then heads south and takes a large counter-clockwise loop around South Hill Park and forested wetlands. The course then progresses back toward Heritage Recreation Center's lower soccer fields, north along 94th Avenue, then west through the lower parking lot (next to Zeiger Elementary), and ends in between fields #2 and #3 inside the sports complex. This 5K course is chip timed. Results will be made available on our website the week after the race.


Participants must pre-register. T-shirts are not available for this race.

  • Registration fee: $30 - ages 13 & up  |  $20 - youth 12 and under
  • Pre-Register online by December 5, 2022.  
  • Day of Registration will be available from 8:30-9:20 a.m. at the check-in area.

Check-In & Race Packets

  • Check-in begins at 8:30 AM with the drop-in Jazzercise warm-up 8:45-9:20 AM.
  • Race packets will be available for pickup on the day of the event beginning at 8:00 a.m. by the check-in area.
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Parking is available at Heritage Recreation Center:

  • Heritage Recreation Center
    9010 128th St.E.
    Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)

December 16-18 - Virtual Run

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 Friday, October 9, via USPS.
  • Share your achievement with your friends and tag us on Facebook @piercecountyparks #zombierun5K


  • Registration fee is $20. Participants must pre-register.
  • Pre-register online by December 5, 2022

Event Contact:

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