The YMCA of Central Kentucky’s seventh annual Reindeer Ramble 5K Run/Walk will be held at Keeneland on Saturday, December 8 beginning at 9 a.m. The 5K run/walk is open to serious runners and casual walkers alike, ages 8 and up. The Reindeer Ramble also offers participants the opportunity to register as individuals or as members of a “Santapede” team. Santapede teams consist of 3-10 participants who are actually tied together like a team of reindeer with rope, ribbon, garland, etc. Costumes and holiday spirit are encouraged for this family-friendly event. Last year’s Reindeer Ramble drew approximately 1,500 participants.
All proceeds from the Reindeer Ramble benefit Y summers camps, ensuring that no children will be turned away due to inability to pay. In 2012, the YMCA of Central Kentucky will award more than $1.3 million in financial assistance towards programs such as summer camps, youth sports and afterschool programs. The Y serves approximately 1,700 kids each summer through its various specialty and day camps.
Check-in on the day of the event is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration will also be taken at Keeneland on race day. Race fees are $25 for an adult ($30 on race day); $15 for a child (ages 8-17; $20 on race day); $75 for a Santapede team of 3-5 people ($100 on race day); and $150 for a Santapede team of 6-10 people ($175 on race day).
Registration forms are available online at ymcaofcentralky.org. For more information about the Reindeer Ramble, please stop by any YMCA of Central Kentucky branch or call 254-9622.