People raced through downtown Rochester for Reindeer Run 5K

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The annual Reindeer Run 5K and Kids’ Half Mile race returned to downtown Rochester on Saturday morning.

Athletes put on their festive holiday gear and ran, jogged and walked through the city. Those who registered got a cute reindeer run shirt and awards if they performed well.

“It’s so much fun. This race, people dress up, they have their antlers on, they have their lights on, their bells on. It’s just an extremely joyous type of event,” said Ellen Brenner-Boutillier, owner of Fleet Feet and Yellowjacket Racing.

Awards were handed out to the top runners inside Blue Cross Arena after the run. For the 5K, there were 613 participants. The winning time for the men was 16:44 and the winning time for the women was 19:33. You can see the results here.