The Sights & Sounds of Christmas Foundation announced Tuesday its annual Santa’s Jingle Bell Run 5K and Kids K has been canceled for 2020.
According to a release from the foundation, the Board of Directors decided to cancel the event, which was scheduled for December 12, 2020, as part of their “commitment to ensuring the safety of the runners, volunteers, and sponsors.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many annual events in San Marcos have had to undergo changes or cancellations for the sake of public health.
The Foundation said anyone registered for the 2020 event already will receive a direct update on the cancelation of the event and have their registration moved to the 2021 event.
“We are currently working with City leaders and our other partners to determine the format of the 2020 Sights & Sounds of Christmas,” said David Case, first-year president. “Our goal remains to keep the 34 years of Christmas tradition alive during these tumultuous times; as such, we are exploring creative ways to provide something special for the children in our community.”
The foundation said they understand the gravity of the situation for all the nonprofit organizations, who rely on the Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival to support their programs.
“The Foundation will continue to work hard to bring our region the unique Christmas events we all love,” it said in a press release. ‘While our December 2020 event may not take place in the way that it was intended, we continue to strive toward our purpose – of bringing Christmas spirit to Central Texas.”
Residents can find up-to-date information regarding the Sights & Sounds of Christmas at www.sights-n-sounds.org.
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