Vanessa Welch Reindeer Run Presented by Florida Hospital for Children

Vanessa Welch Reindeer Run Presented by Florida Hospital for Children




Orlando, FL   7:15 AM

Date, Time & Location

Saturday, December 12, 2015
7:15 am 3 Mile Runner Start
7:25 am 3 Mile Walker Start
8:30 am Awards Top 8 M/F
8:30 am Rudolph Run (FREE Kids’ Run)
9:15 am Rosen Hotels Holiday Costume Contest

7007 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

About this Event

Bring the family out for the best Holiday Fun Run in the area. Run or walk the awesome route through SeaWorld to the sound of holiday bells and finish in a Runner wonderland with holiday treats for all finishers! Celebrating 18 years of holiday cheers!

Spectators are invited to complimentary viewing areas located at the Start/Finish.

Participation is limited to the first 4500 registered participants.

Restrictions- Safety is our first priority!

For safety reasons, bicycles, rollers skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. The use of headphones is discouraged.

Walker Friendly Events

Keeping Central Florida Fit is our mission. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all Track Shack races. Municipalities require that road ways are clear of participants and opened as soon as the race is complete. That is why a maximum pace of 16 minutes per mile is set. If the pace isn't maintained, race officials will ask you to move to the sidewalk to re-open the roadways.

Stroller Restrictions

• Stroller/jogger operators start behind designated stroller signage.
• Stroller/jogger operators may walk/jog no faster than 15 minute per mile, a safe operating speed. If your speed goes faster than 15 minutes per mile pace, you may be disqualified.
• Stroller/jogger operators must yield the right of way to runners. Stroller/Joggers can tip easily and cannot turn quickly. Please do not weave through packs of runners. 

  • Participation is limited to the first 4500 registered participants. 

  • Online registration available through Thursday, December 10 or until event capacity is reached. Bring printable application to Track Shack after that date (if space available).
  • If you register online during packet pick up days your packet will be available the next day at 10:00 a.m.

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Not sure if you already registered online? Click here to confirm your registration! (Online registrations only)

Entry Fees

Through Nov. 28th


Nov. 29 - Dec. 11


Race day at race site (IF SPACE AVAILABLE)


17 & under and 65 & over

Through Dec. 11: $10 OFF
Enter code: ys1765 (online registration)

Race day at race site: $35

Print  Participant Waiver Form

Note:  All participants must sign a SeaWorld participant agreement waiver.
Use the links below to open and print the appropriate participant agreement waiver release form.

Please bring the signed waiver with you to packet pickup. [Adult Waiver]      [Minor Waiver]

Packet Pick-Up

Race information, race number, t-shirt, available at Track Shack and at the race site on race morning. Track Shack is located at 1104 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803. Email:

Wednesday, Dec. 9 - Friday, Dec. 11

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Race day at race site

Starting at 5:45 am

If you register online during packet pick up days your packet will be available the next day at 10:00 a.m.


Participants will receive a long sleeve unisex cotton t-shirt. Sizes are not guaranteed on race day registration.


SeaWorld comes alive for you! Meet Santa Shamu, Pete & Penny Penguin and Santa Claus as you enjoy snowfall through The Waterfront, listen to beautiful Christmas music, enjoy the Sea of Trees and Holiday Fountains in the Lake.

Rosen Hotels Holiday Costume Contest

Come dressed in the spirit of the holiday season.

Prizes will be awarded to the Most Creative Holiday Attire and Best Group Costume (up to 8 members). The winner of the most creative attire will receive two night stay and dinner at Rosen Hotels & Resorts. Group costume winners receive SeaWorld tickets.

Rudolph Run

The Rudolph Run is free for all children. Distances will range from 100 yards to 400 yards and children will be placed in age appropriate groups. Registration is on race day only. The first 250 registered participants will receive a T-shirt. All kids receive a whale tail and finisher’s ribbon!

Participants will be gathered under the Kids’ Run Pavilion located inside the post-race area and will be walked inside SeaWorld Theme Park where the run will start and finish for all distances. Parents will be allowed inside the theme park during the kids’ run to watch their children participate.

Discounted Park Tickets

Details coming soon!

Event Photography

Be sure to wear your bib number on the front using all four pins so that it's visible to photographers! Visit to view race day photos. Participants will be notified by email when photos are ready for viewing!


From the North (Downtown Orlando, Universal Studios, Sanford, Deland, Daytona): Take I-4 West to exit 72 (Beachline Expressway/FL-528/Airport). Once on the Beachline, take the International Drive exit (exit #1). At traffic light, turn left. (You will be driving on International Drive.) At the third light, turn right onto Central Florida Parkway. The entrance to SeaWorld is on the right hand side of Central Florida Parkway.

From the West (Lake Buena Vista/Tampa): Take I-4 East (toward Orlando) to exit 71. This is the SeaWorld exit. Bear right onto Central Florida Parkway when exiting ramp. The main entrance to SeaWorld is on the left hand side of Central Florida Parkway, at the sign for SeaWorld Orlando.


Parking will be available at the SeaWorld parking lots.

Toys for Tots


Together with WFTV - 9 Family Connection, Track Shack supports Toys for Tots and encourages all runners and walkers to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Reindeer Run at SeaWorld. THE GOAL IS 1000 TOYS! Come run or walk for a great cause and make a difference in the life of a child this holiday season! For more information go to: Toys For Tots. 

The Center for Pediatric Cancer & Blood Disorders and The Florida Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapy are dedicated to serve children and families from Central Florida and nationwide.   As the region’s destination program for pediatric cancer, blood disorders, and bone marrow transplantation, the world-class team at Florida Hospital for Children treats wide ranging conditions such as leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, thalassemia, and immune deficiency. We are also the first regional hospital to have both neuro-oncology and neurofibromatosis programs.  The program earned recognition by the Children’s Medical Services of Florida (CMS) as one of the few centers qualified to treat children born with sickle cell anemia and other potentially life-threatening blood disorders.


Race Results

Top 8 male/female will be posted on


In the spirit of holiday merriment, the eight fastest male and female runners will receive awards (based on first wave start). This is an un-timed, un-scored fun run. Be sure to look at the finish line clock for your time!