On Saturday, December 12th, 2015 runners from across the state will line up for the 38th Annual Gateway Bank Reindeer Run Presented by Jenkins Auto Group. The event is located at Gateway Bank, 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL. The race starts at 4:20pm with the Rudolph Dash, followed by the Reindeer Run 5k at 4:30pm. Proceeds from the run will go to support the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County and Young Life of Marion County. Please visit www.OcalaReindeerRun.com to register for the race.

This year we are expecting to have the highest turn out the race as seen in the past 20 years. With almost 250 people already pre-registered it would not be a stretch to expect 500 plus participants at this year’s event. The rise in registrants can be attributed to a newly rejuvenated Ocala Runners Club and the race’s involvement in the Big Hammock Race Series. As a “Super Race” in this year’s series, participants have the chance to earn an incredible award in July by participating in the Reindeer Run and 3 other races. Visit www.bighammockraceseries.com to learn more about the Big Hammock Race Series.

This is Gateway Bank’s third year organizing the event. In the three years since Gateway’s involvement, the race has seen enormous growth. This year they have added upgraded chip timing and an incredible goodie bag for all those participating in the race. Official results and pictures from the event will be online at www.OcalaReindeerRun.com.

About Gateway Bank of Central Florida:

As of 11/30/2015, the bank held Total Assets of $260.1 million and Deposits of $219.3 million. Also at 11/30/2015, the bank posted a Tier One Capital Ratio of 11.58%.

The shareholders and directors of Gateway Bank of Central Florida are primarily residents of the market area served by the bank. The Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bob Dale, retired CPA; Vice Chairman of the Board, Richard Andrews, retired Barnett Bank executive; Gateway Bank of Central Florida, Chief Executive Officer, Thomas D. Ingram; Gateway Bank of Central Florida, President, Rusty Branson; Gateway Bank of Central Florida, Alachua Market President, Danny Gilliland; Barry Bullard Homes, President, Barry Bullard; Gateway Bank of Florida, Chief Executive Officer and President, David K. Maholias; McBride Land & Development Company, President, Sandy McBride; First American Title Insurance Company, Area Manager, Kenneth MacKay and Roberts Real Estate, Inc., President, Carolyn K. Roberts, CEO and founding Principal of Causseaux, Hewett & Walpole, Inc. (CHW), Rory Causseaux, and CEO and Partner of Contemporary Management Concepts, Debbie Berdy.

Further information regarding Gateway Bank of Central Florida may be obtained by contacting Thomas D. Ingram, Chief Executive Officer at 352/236-6440 or by email at tingram@gatewaybankcfl.com. MEMBER FDIC

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