Santa is still missing from the North Pole, but the Reindeer Games go on. The games continued yesterday with our fourth event, and perhaps the most important. Our famous eight deer have begun the Around-the-World Marathon, a difficult four-day race that should get them ready for the big trip on Christmas Eve.
If we can find Santa, that is.
“Well, we’ve got to hope he returns,” said Rudolph. “And so the games go on.”
And yesterday the Around-the-Marathon began with a trip across the Hudson Bay and then into Canada. As the day ended, the reindeer were heading toward the United States.
When Manny Elf, head of Reindeer Games Event Construction, set up the Marathon, he had a challenge. Since Santa will be delivering toys to children in all 50 states and around the world in just one night, he wanted to have the Marathon in all 50 states too. But that would make for a long, difficult race and maybe tire out our famous reindeer.
“I thought long and hard,” said Manny. “After the United States, the race will continue to South America and then to Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe. Wow, that’s a lot of places to go. But that’s what Santa’s reindeer will need to do on Christmas Eve, and so I decided to make the Around-the-World Marathon very difficult, as well. Practice makes perfect, you know.”
And so our reindeer will be heading through all 50 states for this second leg.
“My, my, that will be tough,” said Rudolph. “But I think the difficulty will only make them stronger.”
And that seems to be the case as we pick up the race in the Northeast United States. Vixen, Cupid, Dasher, Donder, Dancer, Comet, Prancer and Blitzen have headed into the U.S. and are moving southward. It’s over Maine and Massachusetts and New York state and all the great states of the Northeast.
And then it’s through the South and then the Midwest. And then it’s over all the states in the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. And finally it’s up and down the West Coast from Washington State through California.
“And after all that, the race is very, very close,” said Rudolph. “Every dear still has a chance to win. I can’t wait until tomorrow!”
And so check back tomorrow to see our third leg of the Around-the-World Marathon, as the Reindeer Games continue.
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.