Reindeer run

December 1, 2018
Downtown Wheaton


The 2018 Lions Club Reindeer Run or Walk through downtown Wheaton starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 1. 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 11/2-11/27 – $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 27 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 2017 Reindeer Run...

Two Lions who gave their all to help make our 2017 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 6th Annual Wheaton Lions Reindeer Run began in downtown Wheaton. We had 1,346 runners competing in the 5K race.

The winner of the 2017 Reindeer Run, David Santana as he crossed the finish line.

David Santana from Wheaton came in first for the third straight year. The first women to cross the finish line was Celi Dietzen.

Lion, Ron Austin and his family celebrate after completing the run.

Some of the many runners in the Reindeer Run.

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



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