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29th Annual Reindeer Run Returns to Downtown Macon

Annual Race Benefitting Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Scheduled for Dec. 4

The 29th annual Reindeer Run and Santa Stroll, benefiting Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at 8:30 a.m.

“The Reindeer Run and Santa Stroll is one of Macon’s premier races and an event that people look forward to each year to kick off their holiday season,” said Tom Gibbons, Navicent Health Foundation board chair.

After taking place virtually last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 5K Reindeer Run and 1-Mile Santa Stroll are returning as an in-person event, beginning and ending at Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, 700 Spring St., Macon. Complimentary parking is available in the Yellow Deck, 1014 Forsyth St. Register online at www.navicenthealthfoundation.org through Dec. 3 or on race day from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration fees are non-refundable. If the event is cancelled, registration fees will be used as donations to Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital. No pets, bikes, or roller blades will be allowed.

“Since its inception, the Reindeer Run has raised over $750,000 in support of 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, the children’s hospital relies on philanthropic support to provide high quality healthcare to pediatric patients from across the state,” said Ellen E. Johnson, president of the Navient Health Foundation. Complete event details can be found online at www.navicenthealthfoundation.org.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and well-being through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.


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