Today, we begin the second day of our fourth event, the Around-the-World Marathon. Yesterday, the Great Eight reindeer headed out over the North Pole and Greenland, while today they will make their way across Canada and the United States.
Today the deer began with a super trip over Canada. Canada is a magnificent country and goes all the way from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. My, that’s just really big! Canada is the world's second largest country in terms of area.
And the deer are flying over much of that land, including the very famous cities of Halifax and Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto, as well as Edmonton, Winnipeg and Victoria, British Columbia.
“The deer are flying over the many smaller cities and towns, too,” said Rudolph. “We won’t leave anyone out!”
And now it’s on the United States. Beginning with Juneau, Alaska, the deer will be flying over almost every state capital in the U.S.A. That means Sacramento, California, and Denver, Colorado, in the West. And to Austin, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the South, and many others, too.
Then it’s up to Madison, Wisconsin, and Indianapolis, Indiana, in the Midwest. And finally, it’s on to the East, and Raleigh, North Carolina, Trenton, New Jersey, and Albany, New York.
“And all the small towns too,” said Rudolph.
Indeed. Santa’s reindeer will be to every town, big or small, on Christmas Eve, and they are getting good practice here on the second day of the Around-the-World Marathon.
“It’s been a great race so far,” said Rudolph. “All the deer are antler-to-antler and showing great flying skills. Santa should have no worries about Christmas Eve.”
Check back tomorrow for the third day of the Around-the-World Marathon when our famous reindeer make their way to Central and South America!