On your Marks, Get Set, Go for the 5th Joe's Jog!
Posted: Tue, 20 Mar 2018
Joe's Jog, now in its fifth year, will take place before the Mattioli Woods Rothley 10k running event which takes place in the Leicestershire village on Tuesday 12 June.
The inclusive and family-friendly fun run gives families and children aged seven and over the chance to be part of the Rothley 10k evening.
Joe was 14 when he collapsed and died suddenly while out jogging near his Rothley home. He was a victim of SADS – sudden arrhythmic death syndrome – a heart condition which can strike anyone at any time, particularly otherwise fit and healthy young people.
Since Joe's death, the JHMT continues to raise awareness of SADS and sudden heart deaths. The charity provides free CPR training, helps to fund community defibrillators and campaigns for better understanding of SADS. The JHMT also runs the Inspire Awards, a small grants scheme that helps inspire young people to fulfill their potential – something which the victims of SADS are cruelly denied.
Steve Humphries, chair of the JHMT, said: "This is another chance for more families to stride out together at JHMT's annual fun run, which helps bring the community together in memory of Joe and helps to raise vital funds for JHMT's ongoing work to reduce the incidence of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) in young people.
"Nearly 250 runners took part last year and there was such a great community spirit. There was a real buzz to the evening and everyone had a fabulous time. We are hoping for a huge turnout as the event is becoming more popular every year."
The event will start at 6.15pm. Advance entry costs £5 for adults and £3 for children (minimum age 7). On-the-day entry costs £10 for adults and £6 for children.
All funds raised from Joe's Jog will go towards JHMT's vital work to create a heart safe community for all.
To take part in Joe's Jog, enter online at: http://jhmt.org.uk/joes-jog
To find out more about the Trust's work, to get involved as a volunteer, or to learn how to apply for the Inspire Awards or CPR training for your sports club, visit www.jhmt.org.uk
More information about the Mattioli Woods Rothley 10k is available at www.rothley10k.com