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1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

Hey guys,

Tommorrow will commence, what will hopefully be a new Alaska tradition. The running of the reindeer through downtown Anchorage.

Our annual winter carnival is currently underway and this new event is modeled on the famous "running of the bulls" in Spain.

People entries are being held to 1000 people for the safety of the animals involved. All of these slots have now been taken. My brother was going to enter but didn't because at the time he though he would be on guard deployment to the lower 48 to guard the US from Mexicans. Although he won't be running with the Reindeer he has landed a coveted spot wrangling the Reindeer at the start and the end of the running.

Should be an interesting event, runs 330 tommorrow afternoon.

http://www.ktuu.com/global/story.asp?s=7916472

http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=7914234


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Well, finally found some video of the event.





Best two comments from the event.

1: From my brother who descibed the sight of 500 women running right for him as "Very interesting"
2: the Reindeer Hot Dog stand guy by the old courthouse, who stated that the event meshed well wiht his product because people got to see what they where eating.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8464 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
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Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
for the safety of the animals involved

Nice to see they thought of that. Why not show they really mean it and leave the reindeer out in the wild where they belong. This is so stupid.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1937 times:



Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
Why not show they really mean it and leave the reindeer out in the wild where they belong. This is so stupid.

Reindeer aren't native to Alaska, They are to northern Europe and Asia.

They are a domesticated species.



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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2808 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

I'm disappointed that the reindeer didn't go after the runners like the bulls do. Regardless, the running of the reindeer seems like a good excuse to drink beer and act stupid so  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Looks like they need a few more reindeer and some runners that are in better condition!

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8464 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1904 times:
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Quoting L-188 (Reply 3):
Reindeer aren't native to Alaska, They are to northern Europe and Asia.

They are a domesticated species.

Oh, I guess that makes it okay then.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

I forgot to mention.

All of the entry fees went to the USMC's "Toys for Tots" program.

1000 people paid $20 bucks each, you do the math.



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User currently offlineAverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1873 times:



This guy will be contesting next year.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

LOL - what are they gonna come up with next????

I've never seen reindeer as even slightly aggressive.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1854 times:



Quoting L-188 (Reply 1):
Well, finally found some video of the event.

First video, about 1:12 minutes in, you will see ANCflyer holding the reindeer on the left


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1849 times:



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 10):
you will see ANCflyer holding the reindeer on the left

 no  Not me . . . LOL.

I was at work when that started - thank goodness . . . what a mess.

Imagine how much money Anchorage spends bringing snow BACK to 4th Avenue!!! Never made sense to me . . .


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