Jackson Tourism Enhancement Committee hosts 11th annual Jackson Reindeer Race

Jackson Tourism Enhancement Committee sponsored the 11th annual Jackson Reindeer Race on Dec. 10 with teams of two competing for trophies and bragging rights.

Riding atop the wheeled “reindeer” are the Sleigh Executive Riders who determine the direction by giving orders to the blindfolded Motivating Individuals pushing from behind.

As teams make their way through an obstacle course, race officials watch for rule infractions. Spectators throw cotton “snowballs” at the teams in an attempt to tag them. If hit, officials will spin the team in a circle three times before allowing them to proceed.

Four teams participated, and Jim Hendrickson, of JTEC, officiated.