san luis obispo county friday night live
The Reindeer Run is Back! 

This year, the FNL Reindeer Run is going virtual! For the first time, the run will be open from December 1st through 25th, giving you the flexibility to run wherever, whenever, and keep the festivities going throughout the entire month! Choose to run our traditional Reindeer Run course through San Luis Obispo (see map below), or find your favorite route anywhere throughout the county. As always, invite your friends, family, and furry friends to get in on the fun!

The Deets

The registration for the run is $20 per person. All paid registrations will receive by mail a commemorative FNL Reindeer Run t-shirt, running bib, antlers, and festive socks. Online registration will close on December 25th at 9pm. Don't forget - if you choose to Reindeer Run (or walk) with others, be sure to only run/walk with those in your household group - and always wear a mask if you are within 6 feet of others! To view the latest updates, go to

Why Participate? 

The Reindeer Run is a 5k fun run benefiting the San Luis Obispo County Friday Night Live partnership. The Friday Night Live Program empowers middle and high school students to raise awareness of substance abuse, promote wellness, and encourage healthy lifestyles among their peers and community. For your records, our non-profit Tax ID number is 77-0305510.

Reindeer Run Route

Missing the traditional Reindeer Run or not sure where to run? Run or walk our normal Reindeer Run Route! Click the link below for route details. 

Want more flexibility? Run/walk your own route.


Note: There will not be any aid stations provided on the route this year. 

Pump the Tunes

Get motivated for your run or walk with our curated Reindeer Run playlist!


Click the icon below to view and download the playlist on Spotify. 

Share Your Photos

We want to see you having a great time doing the run! Use the form below to submit photos of your route, your running squad, or your festive costume! 

Note: Any photos submitted are eligible to be used for marketing purposes in the future. 

Record Your Run

See where your fellow Reindeers are running! Once you complete your Reindeer Run, add your name, time, and location to the list.