The 2017 Hot Chocolate Reindeer Run and Inflatable Fun Run will be held this Saturday November 18, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am. This event will be similar to last year’s Reindeer Run and will have two separate event runs going on. The event will begin around the Cherry St. and Walnut St. area at First Bank’s lot. The first event will be the Hot Chocolate 5K Reindeer Run beginning at 9:00 am and will impact traffic along Cherry,
Walnut, Smith, 1st, Main Cross, 3rd, Elm, 10th and 12th Streets.
The second event run will be The Inflatable Fun Run. This run will begin immediately following the end of the Hot Chocolate 5K Reindeer Run. This run will be much shorter and will impact traffic along Cherry, 3rd, and Stewart Streets. During this run there will be Inflatables set up in the roadway and in parking lots.
All streets intersecting the run routes will be blocked beginning at 9:00 am and continue until it is safe to allow normal vehicular traffic to resume. Please be advised that when the second event, The Fun Run, starts the entire run route will be closed to ALL vehicle traffic until after the last event has finished. This will take place in heats and will consist of many young children in each heat. Therefore, in order to maintain their safety the vehicle traffic will be stopped until this event is over.
All intersections will be manned with Carmi Police and Auxiliary Officers, Carmi Fire and EMA, and Jefferson School and First Bank Volunteers who will assist in ensuring safety during these events. The public is encouraged to be aware of this temporary restriction of streets intersecting the run routes and to adjust travel plans accordingly.