Republic, MO – Friday, December 2, 2011 the Republic Parks Board Reindeer Run 5K & Winter Walk had over 200 participants. Christmas lights lined the start and finish area of the park and participants were able to warm up by the bon fire. The overall male, Philip Canfield of Republic, who is only 13 years old, ran an exceptional time of 19:05. Close behind Philip was the overall female (and 2nd overall..males included), was Kim Jacobs of Republic with another excellent time of 20:12.
Runners and walkers were able to purchase Reindeer antlers and wear throughout the course, there was music, hot chocolate and coffee, plus other snacks available to participants. The overall Christmas atmosphere made this race a huge success.
Thank you to all of the volunteers & participants for coming out and supporting a wonderful cause.