Reindeer Dash Kick-Off Slated For Sept. 21

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The official Reindeer Dash kick-off will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Academy Sports at Hamilton Place. Register during the kick-off to take advantage of early bird pricing and be entered to win a $50 Academy Sports gift card.   

There will also be additional family friendly activities including a holiday themed zumba-thon and more.  Sunny 92.3 will be on site with music and giveaways. 

This year’s race will usher in the official start of the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 a.m., preceding the annual Hamilton Place Santa Arrival parade slated to begin at 11 a.m.   

Advance registration is $25 per person, $30 after Oct. 15. Teams of 10+ are more are $20 per participant.  First place winners in both the men’s and women’s categories will receive a $250 gift card from Academy Sports.  

Katie Lyle, executive director at the Hamilton YMCA branch stated “This is such a fun family- friendly way to stay active and healthy while supporting a great cause.”  Ms. Lyle noted that all money raised will benefit the branch’s Community Support Campaign which funds numerous programs including; Y-CAP, academic enrichment programs and family scholarships for membership and programs. The YMCA will also provide free on-site childcare during the event. 

Additional information regarding the race, including volunteer opportunities can be found on the YMCA’s website at YMCAChattanooga.org/reindeer-dash.


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