Press release: The Jayson Lee 10k Memorial Run in aid of Jersey Hospice Care returns this August for its 13th year
The 10k Memorial Run is organised by Brenton Lee in memory of his brother Jayson, whose life was tragically cut short when he collapsed and died while playing football for St John’s. Although a challenging distance, the route aims to be achievable for ‘non-runners’ and always promises a supportive and fun atmosphere. The funds raised will go to Jersey Hospice Care where they will be used to support patients living with dying.
The Run will take place on Sunday 15 August, starting at 9am from FB Fields, St Clement. The route has great significance to Jayson’s family. It starts at the FB fields where Jayson played his last football match, passes Jayson’s house along the coast road and his final resting place at St Clement’s Church. It then passes Le Rocquier where Jayson went to school, before finishing back at FB fields.
Brenton Lee shares why he chose to start this fundraising event: “The event came about as I wanted to do something in memory of my brother. Jayson was a keen athlete and was always encouraging everyone to have a go and try something new. This 10k relatively flat run is achievable and we encourage all standards to come along, join us in a sociable atmosphere and receive a medal and a friendly smile at the finish. 13 years on, the Run is a firm fixture in the Jersey running calendar and that is down to the amazing support of everyone who comes and supports us to help raise money for Jersey Hospice Care.”
The States of Jersey Police provide the trophy for the overall winner and everyone who crosses the finish line will be rewarded with a medal and a t-shirt. There will also be trophies for the first ten men and women to cross the line, as well as spot prizes. Registration for the event is online at www.jerseyhospicecare.com for £12.50 per participant.
Marina Brockbank, Community Event’s Co–Ordinator at Jersey Hospice Care, said: “Thank you to the Lee family for putting on the event in memory of Jayson for Jersey Hospice Care once again. It’s a really popular event within the running community, but also attracts lots of ‘non-runners’ who want to remember Jayson and support his chosen charity.”
The organisers would like to thank Mitchell Building Contractors, who have sponsored the event this year, and Lab-6 and Mark Pickford’s Cycle Shop who are long-time supporters.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.jerseyhospicecare.com/events.