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July Jingle Run goes virtual this year

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Jul 09, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - Are you ready to spread some Christmas cheer? Today, we talked with Phyllis Poats, the 2020 Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother, and Jenny Borkowski, the director of the July Jingle Run, to begin preparing for the holiday season.

This year, the looming effects of COVID-19 will leave more families needing assistance during the holidays. The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Program is a non-profit, charitable organization established in 1972 that assists families during the holiday season. It generally serves between 1,400 and 1,700 families representing more than 4,500 individuals in low-income homes with food, clothes, books and toys.

The July Jingle Run will now be a virtual race this year! Participants will be able run at a time and place of their choosing -- while still dressing as their favorite holiday characters. Want to join in on the fun? Register by July 17th on their website or check out more details of this year’s run on their Facebook or Twitter.