As the Reindeer Games continue, the third leg of the Around-the-World Marathon is underway and it’s a fantastic one.
After covering all 50 states yesterday in the second leg of the marathon, the Great Eight reindeer must cover all the countries of South America and then fly across the South Pacific Ocean all the way to New Zealand and then Australia. Then it’s on to Asia.
“My that’s a grueling day,” said Rudolph. “I hope the reindeer can make it.”
And what would happen if they don’t make it? If they get tired and can’t fly?
“I don’t know,” said Manny Elf, head of Reindeer Games Event Planning. “I suppose it’s my job to think of those things. The reindeer are very strong and very talented. We’ve never thought about their possibly failing to finish the race. I suppose we should have a backup plan, a rescue plan.”
Well, with Santa in need of a rescue rocket, the North Pole already has its hands full with rescue attempts.
“That’s for sure,” said Manny. “I don’t know what we would do if the reindeer got lost or got tired and needed help. I am going to sit down and think about that one. For now, let’s hope everything goes okay.”
So far, so good as the third leg of the race is underway. Yesterday, the second leg ended with a dash through California and now the reindeer are headed for Mexico.
At this point, Vixen has taken a slight lead followed by Dancer, Prancer and Cupid just an antler behind. Then it’s Donder, Blitzen, Dasher and Comet not all far off the pace.
The deer are heading for Central America and are up and over the Panama Canal. That puts them on track for Columbia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina and all the great countries of South America.
After racing over the Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America, they are headed across the South Pacific Ocean.
“My that’s fantastic,” said Rudolph, watching from the Elfian Tracking Station at the North Pole. “The ocean is many thousands of miles wide. And the reindeer are scooting over it as though it were a small pond.”
Indeed, Santa’s reindeer look stronger than ever as they head over New Zealand and toward Australia and Asia.
At this point, it seems that Cupid has edged into the lead, followed by Blitzen, Dasher and Dancer. Close behind are Prancer, Comet, Donder and Vixen.
Check back tomorrow for the exciting final leg of the race and see who wins the fourth medal of the games.
And now for the final day of the Reindeer Games. Today our eighth and final event, the 2,222-Mile Marathon will conclude at the North Pole. The winner will be our final gold medalist of the games.
Welcome back sports fans! We’re in the midst of our final event, the 2,222-Mile Marathon.
Welcome back to the Games! With just one event to go, the Reindeer Games are almost over.
Today we move to the final round of our seventh event; the Obstacle Course.
The Games continued today with our seventh event, the Obstacle Course, an event perhaps more challenging for the elves to build than for our Great Eight Reindeer to complete.
Welcome back to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for the final round of the Speed Skating competition, our sixth event of the Games.
Welcome back to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for the first round of the Speed Skating competition, our sixth event of the season.
The Great Eight put on a great show at the Reindeer Games but Prancer wins Gold!
Welcome back to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for our second day of the Figure Skating event at the Reindeer Games.
After the four-day, Around-the-World Marathon, Santa’s reindeer were a bit tired but nonetheless headed out to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for the first day of the Figure Skating event.
Welcome back to the Games! As the thrilling, yet tiring 10,000-mile Around-the-World Marathon continued, our Reindeer blazed across the sky for the fourth straight day and finally headed for the finish line at the North Pole.
This year's Reindeer Games continued with the third leg of the 10,000-mile Around-the-World Marathon. After wrapping up yesterday’s second led at the White House, the race headed over the Chesapeake Bay and across the Atlantic Ocean to Africa.
The Reindeer Games continued with another long and grueling leg of the Around-the-World Marathon!
Welcome back to the incredible Reindeer Games! After three events at the North Pole, the Games will continue with the first event outside the icy northerns.
And we’re back at the amazing Reindeer Games for the final round of the Sprint Race competition.
We’re back at the Reindeer Games Sprint Race competition. Day two will feature the top four finishers from yesterday - Dasher, Comet, Blizten and Prancer.
After an exciting finish to the Long Jump yesterday, the Reindeer Games continued with our third event, the Sprint Race.
The Reindeer Games continued on Day 4 with an exciting conclusion to the long jump competition.
The Reindeer Games continued on Day 3 with the start of the Long Jump competition, the second of eight exciting events.
It’s the second day of this year's Reindeer Games and the final day of the High Jump competition. Dasher, Donder and Dancer were eliminated yesterday but the rest of the Great Eight are looking for the gold.
Santa’s Reindeer have abilities like no other – they can run fast and jump high and move with the utmost grace and precision.
With a large crowd of elves and reindeer and other North Polians in attendance, Santa officially opened the Reindeer Games today at a packed Workshop Arena. Every seat was filled for the rousing ceremony, as Santa welcomed the famed competitors.
The Games will begin on the Monday following the American holiday of Thanksgiving.
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