7th Annual Reindeer Run funds DHS sports teams

Overall winner and top under 12 finisher, Zack Gilbertson, came in with a time of 20:09. As he crossed the finish line Edward the Reindeer ran in behind him.

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Comet all took off like it was a quarter to midnight on Christmas Eve at the 7th Annual Reindeer Run Dec. 4.
Around 250 runners gathered in the Exchange parking lot with many wearing antlers and Christmas decorations for the 5K event.
The $2490.20 raised in participation fees will be donated to unfunded and partially unfunded sports teams at Desert Jr. -Sr. High. Tennis, golf and wrestling are all unfunded. Cross Country and Soccer have partial funding. More than 50 of the Reindeer Run participants were members of those sports teams.

Runners in the 7th Annual Reindeer Run take off in the Base Exchange parking with Edward the Reindeer leading the way.

The event organizers, the Edwards Officer’s Spouses Club, will vote on how the money will be divided among the teams in January.
The overall winner and top under 12 finisher was Zack Gilbertson with a time of 20:09. He was followed closely behind by top male finisher Brecken Okerlund at 20:18, and top female finisher Trinity Dian at 22:06.

Edward the Reindeer high-fived each runner as they crossed the finish line at the 7th Annual Reindeer Run held Dec. 4.


Andrea Dold helps 1st Lt. Scott Christian-Dold, Air Force Test Center executive officer, attach his participation medal to his antlers.

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