Be Part of a ‘Santapede’ at YMCA Reindeer Ramble

The YMCA of Central Kentucky’s sixth annual Reindeer Ramble 5K Run/Walk will be held at Keeneland on Saturday, Dec. 10 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.

Check-in on the day of the event is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration will also be taken at Keeneland on race day.

Race fees are $25 for an adult ($30 on race day); $15 for a child (ages 8-17; $20 on race day); $60 for a Santapede team of 3-5 people ($75 on race day); and $120 for a Santapede team of 6-10 people ($150 on race day). The Y is also proud to be adding chip timing to this year’s event.

All proceeds from the Reindeer Ramble benefit Y summer camps, ensuring that no children will be turned away due to inability to pay.

In 2011, the YMCA of Central Kentucky will award more than $1 million in financial assistance toward programs such as summer camps, youth sports and afterschool programs.

Participants may register at any Lexington YMCA branch by Wednesday, Dec. 7. Registration forms are also available online at

Info: Stop by any YMCA of Central Kentucky branch or call 254-9622.