Grab your antlers. Lace up those hooves.
Be a lifesaver.
Take on the Reindeer Run Challenge 2023! Run (or walk) 24 miles throughout December - that's one mile for every hour RNLI volunteers are on call on Christmas Day. If running's not for you, you could walk, jog, or even saunter. Did you know, it only takes 20 minutes on average to walk 1 mile?
It's a fun and festive way to get active and be a lifesaver.
How it works
Sign up for the Reindeer Run and you’ll automatically get a fundraising page.
Take on the 24-mile challenge. You could run one mile every day or create your own plan.
Raise money by sharing your fundraising page – and use our handy resources to boost donations.
Once you’ve reached the £100/€100 target, you’ll get your medal in the post!
You've been a lifesaver - the Reindeer Run Challenge is complete!
Our volunteer crews need your help
Every time an RNLI crew launches, they are determined to save every one. But they can’t do that without you. By taking on the challenge and raising vital funds, you’ll be helping keep our volunteers safe.
When you've raised £100/€100, you will have earned your challenge medal and be well on your way to achieving your fundraising target of £250/€250! And once you've completed your 24 miles, you can sit back, crack open the mince pies, and enjoy being a lifesaver.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the challenge work?
We’re asking everyone who takes on the challenge to run 24 miles throughout December. When you register, a fundraising page will be automatically created, which you can share with your friends and family. Then all you need to do is choose how you’d like to tackle the challenge, lace up your hooves and get running! You can use our activity calendar to keep you on track.
Do I need to run 1 mile every day?
No, you can choose how you’d like to tackle the challenge. Running 1 mile a day for 24 days is one option, but it’s up to you. Running 24 miles throughout December is no mean feat, so make sure you plan your runs to fit into your lifestyle.
Where does the event take place?
The Reindeer Run is a virtual event. You decide when and where you want to complete your runs.
How do I pay in my fundraising?
All donations made to your fundraising page will automatically be transferred to the RNLI, so you don’t need to do anything.
Is there an age limit to take part?
You must be aged 18 or over to register for the Reindeer Run. Under 18s are welcome to participate, but they must be registered by someone over 18.