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

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

The 27th Annual Reindeer Run & Santa Stroll - benefiting Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health - 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 Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health. 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 Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health'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 - Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health 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 Navicent Health

Navicent Health, 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, Navicent Health 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. Navicent Health 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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