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27th Annual Reindeer Run & Santa Stroll Scheduled for Saturday, December 7

Annual Race Benefits Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital Initiatives

The 27th Annual Reindeer Run & Santa Stroll - benefiting Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital - will take place on Saturday, December 7.

Approximately 1,000 participants will race on a new course through downtown Macon that begins and ends at the beautiful new Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital. There are options available for the entire community, including the 5K run that begins at 8:30 a.m. and a one-mile stroll that begins at 8:45 a.m.

"The Reindeer Run and Santa Stroll is one of Macon's premier races, an event that people look forward to each year to kick off their holiday season. This event not only promotes physical health and wellness for its participants, but also raises needed funds to assist with the health and wellness of the children we treat," said Tom Gibbons, Chair of the Navicent Health Foundation Board of Directors.

Funds from the race will support Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital's mission to elevate health, hope and wellbeing for pediatric patients and their families. As the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital - and as a nonprofit hospital - Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital relies on philanthropic support to provide high quality healthcare to pediatric patients from across the state.

For race information or registration, please call 478.633.RUNN or visit Race day registration is also available and will begin at 7:00 a.m.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Atrium Health Navicent provides care for healthcare consumers' through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally-recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit

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