Smithfield Hog Jog canceled

Published 5:08 pm Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Hog Jog 2020 and Souper Saturday, have been canceled, organizers recently announced. Both events were scheduled for Oct. 10.

“Due to the COVID-19 virus, our decision was based on protecting the participants and spectators on race day,” organizers said in a statement shared with The Smithfield Times. The annual 5K run and walk follows a course through historic downtown Smithfield and the adjacent countryside. Proceeds from the event benefit the Christian Outreach Program.

Souper Saturday is a community soup lunch program that raises money to provide financial assistance for wintertime heating. Hundreds of people from local churches typically participate, according to the event’s website.

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Organizers said they plan to hold the events next year.