Reindeer Run Half Marathon 15k 10k & 5k

Saturday, December 23, 2023 Long Beach, CA

Reindeer Run Half Marathon 15k 10k & 5k in Long Beach, CA

Celebrate the holiday season with our Reindeer Run, a festive fun run/walk that includes a 5k, 10k, 15k, and a half marathon! This event promises to kickstart your holiday festivities with a burst of energy and camaraderie, all while taking in the beautiful Long Beach scenery.

The Reindeer Run offers something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting your running journey. The day begins with check-in from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM, setting the stage for a memorable day of fitness and fun.

The race starts promptly at 7:30 AM, with a half marathon cutoff at 10:45 AM. If you’re eager to finish earlier, an early start option is available; just email us at to make the necessary arrangements.

The race begins near the tables closest to 54th Place, right at the start of the picturesque beach path. Please note, use Google Maps or Waze for navigation, as the Apple Maps app may not provide accurate directions. You can also find a map on our website,, to guide you to the starting point.

To ensure a smooth experience, we recommend carpooling and arriving early to secure parking and use the restrooms. As a precaution, we advise bringing toilet paper, as beach restrooms may not always be fully stocked in the early morning hours.

One of the highlights of the Reindeer Run is the stunning course, offering a scenic view of the oceanfront. There’s no better way to experience the joy of running while taking in the ocean’s beauty and breathing in the crisp sea air.

Choose your challenge from a 5k out-and-back route, a 10k consisting of two 5k loops, a 15k comprising three 5k loops, or a half marathon involving three 4.36-mile loops. The route provides a diverse and exciting running experience for participants of all levels.

Please note that participants are not allowed to run with dogs, but running or walking with a stroller is permitted. For those taking on the half marathon, there’s a 3-hour and 15-minute time limit. If you anticipate needing more time, don’t hesitate to contact us at to arrange for an early start.

We believe in rewarding every finisher, so all participants will receive a well-deserved medal. Additionally, results will be posted on our website, usually on the evening of the event, ensuring you can relive your accomplishment and share it with friends and family.

As part of the holiday spirit, everyone will also receive a medal and a goodie bag, making the Reindeer Run a fantastic way to start the holiday season.

Free photos of the event will be posted on our Facebook page at, allowing you to cherish the memories and share them with others.

At A Better World Running, we emphasize creating a relaxed, fun, and personal racing experience. This means you can focus on your fitness goals while enjoying the festive atmosphere and the support of fellow participants.

Official times and places will be posted on our website at, providing a comprehensive record of your achievement and race performance.

In conclusion, the Reindeer Run isn’t just a race; it’s a joyful holiday experience, a celebration of fitness, and an opportunity to create lasting memories with friends and family. Don’t miss this chance to kickstart your holiday season with positivity, fitness, and a whole lot of fun. Sign up today and be part of this memorable event!

Race Weather & Climate

Long Beach, California, is a bustling coastal city in Los Angeles County, situated just 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

In late December, Long Beach, CA typically experiences an average high temperature of around 60-65°F and an average low temperature of approximately 45-50°F. This marks the conclusion of the year, with cool and crisp winter weather and minimal rainfall.

Reindeer Run Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Reindeer Run Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 7:30 AM.

The half marathon cut-off time is 10:45 AM.


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Reindeer Run Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $39.99 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $25.99 fee for the 5k.
  • There is a $29.99 fee for the 10k.
  • There is a $34.99 fee for the 15k.

Reindeer Run Half Marathon Race Website

Reindeer Run Half Marathon Race Website

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