Reindeer run

December 2, 2017
Downtown Wheaton

The 2017 Lions Club Reindeer Run or Walk through downtown Wheaton starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 2. The run is a CARA Emerging Race. The race is co-hosted by the Lions Club in conjunction with the Wheaton Park District. Money raised by the Lions Club is donated to help people with sight and hearing disabilities. The race is open to all ages.  Register as a single or a team (must be at least 4 team members).

Fees: Before 11/2 – $30 for individuals and $25 for a team of four. Between 11/3-11/28 – $35 for individuals and $30 for a team of four. Registration is available during packet pick up and race day for $40 if entry is still available.


Online registration closing date: November 28 at 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Volunteers: Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and a breakfast. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Terri Lightbody at

Pictures from the 2016 Reindeer Run...

Two Lions who gave their all to help make our 2016 Reindeer Run a success. RC Crompton directed the Lions run portion which included getting runners signed up, getting sponsors, placing posters and ads for the event and working with the Wheaton Park District. Dr. Terri Lightbody was in-charge of getting 100’s of volunteers to be at the race sign up, street intersections along the run, water stations, rest stops and the park at the end of the run where refreshments and awards were given out. Thank you both and your committee members.

After Lioness Dr. Terri Lightbody sang the Star Spangled Banner, the 5th Annual Wheaton Lions Reindeer Run began in downtown Wheaton. We had 1,154 runners competing in the 5K race.

Some of the many runners in the Reindeer Run.

David Santana the winner of the 2016 Reindeer Run (in red) just crossed the finish line with the Wheaton Police right behind him getting home safely.

David Santana from Wheaton came in first. His winning time was 16:22. Coming in second was Michael Hanson from Warrenville with a time of 16:58.

Coming in first for women was Ellen Reifel from Glen Ellyn with a time of 20:58. Coming in 2nd was Kathryn Yankovich from Arlington with a time of 21:53.

A great big Thank You to our 54 sponsors who helped make this event such a success.




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