RNLI Penlee Reindeer Run

Rookie the Reindeer needs your help to raise lifesaving funds for Penlee lifeboat.

Take part in a 5km New Years Day family fun run from Penlee lifeboat station to Jubilee Pool and start 2023 the right way, while supporting Penlee Lifeboat. Don’t forget to look out for Rookie the Reindeer. All runners will receive a medal and prizes for best Reindeer costume will be awarded!

Don’t forget to ask your friends and family for sponsorship to help Rookie raise as much money as he can for Penlee Lifeboat.

After the run, you can warm up with a mince pie, visit the Lifeboat station and meet the crew.

Age requirements

  • Tickets must be purchased by someone over 18 years old. Anyone over 11 years old can participate, however, 11-14s must be accompanied by an adult (max ratio of 2 children per adult). 
  • 15-17s can participate independently but their entry must be purchased by a parent/guardian.

Course information / Access

Registration will take place in the car park in front of the Lifeboat Station.  If travelling by car, we recommend using either Newlyn Harbour or Sandy Cove car parks (please note that parking is limited at the harbour location). Bag storage and toilets will be available at the Lifeboat station. 

Starting at Penlee Lifeboat station, the route goes behind the Newlyn Fish Market, through Tolcarne and onto the promenade to Jubilee Pool, then returns to the station.

Water will be available at Jubliee Pool for runners, as well as hot drinks and mince pies at the finish.

Event Timings

  • Registration opens from 08:30am
  • Everyone must have checked in at least 30 minutes before the run starts
  • Run start time: 10am 


Please note that we're unable to allow dogs to participate in the 5K run, although dogs on a lead are welcome to accompany spectators.  


In addition to the entry fee, we encourage all participants to raise as much as they can to help the RNLI continue to save lives at sea. Once registered an online fundraising page will be automatically set up for you. This can be personalised with a photo and message, and once shared with friends and family should help boost your fundraising.


If you have any queries about the event, please contact [email protected].

  • Family friendly
  • Parking available


Penlee Lifeboat station
78 Strand
Newlyn Harbour
TR18 5HW


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Tickets must be purchased by over 18s

£12 per adult and £6 for juniors 

Online tickets are on sale until 29 December