The annual Jingle Bell 5K and 10K Walk/Run, which raises funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, and organizers say registration for the event is now open.

The race, now in its 16th year, will start and finish at Holiday Inn at SafeHaven. After the race, participants will get breakfast and pictures with Santa, all included within the registration fee.

All proceeds from the event will be used to toward building a new shelter and services of the Crisis Centre to support the needs of domestic abuse victims. Organizers said sponsorship packages are still available for companies and potential patrons who wish to contribute.

“The Jingle Bell Run is always a fun occasion, with many walkers and runners donning festive gear for the race. Last year we saw over 500 participants and this year we hope to top that. As always, we are grateful to our sponsors. Without their generosity we would not be able to host such a successful event which supports our nonprofit service to the Cayman community,” said Michelle Lockwood, a member of the Crisis Centre board and chair of the fundraising committee.

Pre-registration, on www.caymanactive.com/jingle, costs $25 or $30 on the day of the run.

Visit www.cicc.ky or contact [email protected] for more information.

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