The Rockin Reindeer Run Holiday-Themed Half Marathon for One or Two on Saturday, December 12 (Up to 41% Off)

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Jus run has well organized events that are fun for the whole family Great for your first race as well as your 100th
Dean I. · October 16, 2015
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Thank you very much! :) This is our passion and we work hard to put on events that our participants will enjoy!!
Merchant replied · December 10, 2015

What You'll Get


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Choose Between Two Options

  • $47 for one half-marathon registration ($75 value)
  • $89 for two half-marathon registrations ($150 value)
  • The Rockin Reindeer Run
  • Saturday, December 12, at 10 a.m.
  • The event is timed, with awards for various divisions.
  • Each registrant receives one T-shirt and medal.
  • Post-race celebration inside the PKWY Tavern with food and drink specials.
  • Participants will receive one raffle ticket for every unwrapped toy they bring in for Toys For Tots.

The Runner’s High: A Dose of Happiness, One 5K at a Time

Once dismissed as myth, the euphoria some experience after a run or an intense workout is rooted in our brain chemistry—read on to learn more.

The runner’s high is that elusive burst of euphoria that can transform a grueling marathon into a walk through the clouds. Many athletes claim to feel it every time they exercise, whereas others insist it’s only a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Since the 1970s, conventional wisdom has held that the feeling is the result of a rush of neurochemicals called endorphins. Since endorphins attach themselves to receptors in the brain associated with pain relief, runners felt a high similar to that of morphine, only without a nurse having to keep up while wheeling an IV cart close behind.

For years, though, scientists doubted endorphins’ role. The chemicals may have shown up in a runner’s blood after exercise, but the molecules were too large to pass through the barrier between the cardiovascular system and the brain, making any effect on pain receptors unlikely. In 2008, however, German researchers used newly developed chemicals to detect the presence of endorphins in the brain with a PET scan—trumping the previous method of an invasive spinal tap. Comparing brain images taken before and after a two-hour run, the Germans showed not only that endorphins were present, but that they attached themselves to parts of the brain associated with emotions. The runner’s high wasn’t a shot of morphine—it was literally a love of running.

Still, more recent studies have altered even that theory. It now seems likely that the high results from a cocktail of multiple neurochemicals, each of which moves along its own neural pathway. One possible culprit is anandamide, part of a class of chemicals called endocannabinoids. A 2012 study found that anandamide showed up in the bloodstream of both humans and dogs after exercise, suggesting it may have played an evolutionary role in developing humans’ distance-running and frisbee-chewing abilities.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Dec 13, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Online registration required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for Half Marathon. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Rockin Reindeer Run


By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.