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1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:18 am

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.

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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:53 am

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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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:03 am



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.
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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:06 am



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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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:55 am

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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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:57 pm

Looks like they need a few more reindeer and some runners that are in better condition!
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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:23 pm



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.
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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:24 pm

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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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:02 am



This guy will be contesting next year.
 
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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:07 pm

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

I've never seen reindeer as even slightly aggressive.

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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:36 pm



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
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RE: 1st Running Of The Reindeer Sold Out!

Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:47 pm



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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