Letter – Hog Jog was big success

Published 12:43 pm Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

On Oct. 14, the 21st Annual Hog Jog took place here in Smithfield. Three hundred and

eighteen runners participated in the 5K walk/run race and 23 young runners registered for the

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Piglet run.

A big thank you to Smithfield Foods for being the Title Sponsor again this year, and for allowing

us to set up our tents on the grassy knoll next to the Smithfield Little Theatre. Thank you to all

of our generous sponsors – you make this event possible!

This wonderful yearly community activity, which benefits Isle of Wight Christian Outreach, would not be possible without the assistance of Smithfield Police, Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Department, EMTs, the Boy Scouts, S&B Tent Co. and all of the runners and citizens who came out to cheer them on. Thanks, one and all!

And, last but not least – a huge “well done” to the Hog Jog committee — Michael Murphy, Scott

Bachman, Joann Hall, John Edwards, Sam Valdez, Kurt Frischmann, Rick Rowlands and Ed

Hipp — for making sure everything went according to plan.


Barbara Stafford

Chair, Hog Jog 2023