The YMCA of Central Kentucky’s seventh annual Reindeer Ramble 5K Run/Walk will be held at Keeneland on Saturday, December 8 beginning at 9 a.m. The 5K run/walk is open to serious runners and casual walkers alike, ages 8 and up. The Reindeer Ramble also offers participants the opportunity to register as individuals or as members of a “Santapede” team. Santapede teams consist of 3-10 participants who are actually tied together like a team of reindeer with rope, ribbon, garland, etc. Costumes and holiday spirit are encouraged for this family-friendly event. Last year’s Reindeer Ramble drew approximately 1,500 participants.
All proceeds from the Reindeer Ramble benefit Y summers camps, ensuring that no children will be turned away due to inability to pay. In 2012, the YMCA of Central Kentucky will award more than $1.3 million in financial assistance towards programs such as summer camps, youth sports and afterschool programs. The Y serves approximately 1,700 kids each summer through its various specialty and day camps.