By Gaige Davila
This summer’s Causeway Run and Fitness Walk, hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, has been cancelled.
The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce board cancelled the event on Wednesday morning, May 20, saying they were concerned for participants’ safety.
The run was scheduled for June 6, initially, before being rescheduled to August 22, in the dead of summer.
The August heat, with no water stations on the Causeway, coupled with safety concerns related to COVID-19 transmission, prompted the board to cancel the event.
“It was a very difficult decision to make, but it was necessary,” Betty Wells, director of the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, said. “If even one person had a heat-related problem because of our event, that would be extremely upsetting for us.”
She continued, “You can’t take any chances with the safety of people.”
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