Today is Day Five of the Reindeer Games Olympics. The big event today was the final of the Great Reindeer Relay Race.
Two teams were racing for the gold medal. Rudolph, Vixen, Prancer, and Dasher made one team. Donner, Blitzen, Comet, and Cupid made the other team.
Both teams really wanted to win!
The baton was a long carrot. The reindeer had to carry the carrot in their mouths. The fastest team around the track would be the winners. Passing the carrot was very tricky. The reindeer had to try very hard not to drop it.
Rudolph and Donner were first to go.
BANG! The starter’s gun went off.
It was neck and neck and nose and nose! Rudolph passed the carrot to Vixen. Donner passed the carrot to Blitzen.
It was still neck and neck! Vixen passed the carrot to Prancer. Blitzen passed the carrot to Comet. The carrot fell. The crowd gasped.
Comet caught the carrot just in time – PHEW! But now Prancer was in the lead.
Comet ran as fast as he could go. Prancer passed the carrot to Dasher. Comet passed the carrot to Cupid. Dasher was dashing ahead. Could Cupid catch him?
Dasher won the race by a reindeer’s whisker!
But wait a minute! Where was the carrot? Oh no! Dasher had eaten it!
Scunner the Grumpy Elf was the judge. He did not looked amused. “No carrot means no medal,” he said.
Dasher was very embarrassed. Then he hiccupped. Everybody laughed, even Scunner! Three cheers for Donner, Blitzen, Comet, and Cupid. The winners after all!
P.S. Carrots are like candy to a reindeer. Could you carry a candy baton and not eat it? Or would you be like Dasher? You can click here to tell me about it or, scroll down to see what other people have written!