Help send kids to summer camp by registering for the YMCA’s 12th Annual
Reindeer Ramble 5K and New 10K on Dec. 9

Health, holidays and helping kids. What better way to start your holiday season! Join us on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Keeneland for the YMCA of Central Kentucky’s twelfth annual Reindeer Ramble, presented by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Anthem Medicaid to help fund scholarships for kids to attend summer camp at the Y. This family-friendly event features a 5K and new 10K race for individuals or teams. Register online between Nov. 24-27 and save $5 on an individual registration with code SAVE5 or save $10 for a Santapede team with code SAVE10.

5K Santapede teams consists of three to 10 participants who must be linked together with a garland or ribbon throughout the 5K race. Participants are encouraged to wear holiday-related costumes. Top finishers in each category, as well as those Santapede teams that celebrate the holiday spirit most brightly will be recognized post-race.

“We want to give every child the opportunity to learn new skills, develop character and make friends,” said YMCA of Central Kentucky Director of Community Health Corey Donohoo. “The Y is a place for all, regardless of financial ability. Last year, the YMCA of Central Kentucky provided over $1 million in scholarship support to send youth to our summer camps. 100% of the race proceeds will benefit kids to ensure they have a summer they will remember for a lifetime.” In 2017, the Y served over 2,000 kids in summer camps.

The 5K and 10K rates are $15 for a child/teen (Ages 8-17), $25 for an adult (Ages 18
and up), $100 for a 5K Santapede team (3-5 people) or $175 for a 5K Santapede team
(6-10 people) through Nov. 28. After Nov. 29 rate increases will apply.

The Reindeer Ramble is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem Medicaid,
Ford, Hilliard Lyons, Bates Security, UPS, Lexington Clinic, Community Trust, Forcht
Bank, Whole Foods Market, Bank of the Bluegrass, Fasig-Tipton and University of
Kentucky Federal Credit Union, Clark Material Handling, and LEX18.

For more information on the event, to volunteer, register or become a sponsor, visit<>.

About the YMCA of Central Kentucky
The YMCA of Central Kentucky has been serving Lexington and the surrounding area since 1853. The YMCA is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility and provides programs that support the healthy development of people of all ages. Through the generous contributions of donors, the YMCA of Central Kentucky provides financial assistance that enables all members of the community to enjoy YMCA membership and programs, regardless of income. The YMCA of Central Kentucky operates four facilities in Lexington and runs programming in Jessamine and Scott Counties.

This article also appears on page 13 of the December 2017 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.

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