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25th Annual Reindeer Run & Santa Stroll Scheduled for December 2

The 25th Annual Reindeer Run & Santa Stroll - benefiting Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health - will take place on Saturday, December 2. Funds from the race will support the construction of the new Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health facility.

Approximately 1,000 participants will race through downtown Macon in a race that will begin and end at Macon's Tattnall Square Park. There are options available for the entire community, including 5K and 10K runs, and a one-mile stroll.

Those wishing to participate may register online at until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 27. Registration will also be available on race day.

""The Reindeer Run and Santa Stroll is an annual holiday tradition and one of Macon's premier races. 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 children throughout our region,"" said Eddie Coker, Director of Diagnostics, Navicent Health, the race's presenting sponsor.

As a nonprofit hospital, Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health relies on donations to provide high quality healthcare to pediatric patients throughout the region. In June 2016, amid a climate that has seen a number of hospital closures and limited hospital expansion, Navicent Health announced its intent to construct a new Children's Hospital facility, with plans to begin serving the region's patients in 2019. The new facility, currently under construction at 888 Pine St. in downtown Macon, will be a larger facility with the latest equipment and technologies.

For race information or registration, please call 478.633.RUNN or visit About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Navicent Health Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, both rural critical access hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit

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