Tenth anniversary for Jayson Lee 10K Memorial Run
The Jayson Lee 10k Memorial Run takes place on Sunday 19 August, starting at 09.00 from FB Fields, St Clement.
The 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.
This year’s run will be extra special as it’s the tenth year that Jayson’s family have organised the event, which has raised approximately £40,000 to date. The route has great significance to his family. It starts at the FB fields where Jayson played his last football match. It also passes Jayson’s house along the coast road, his final resting place at St Clement’s Church and Le Rocquier, where Jayson went to school, before finishing back at FB fields.
Brenton explains why he chose this event to remember him. ‘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. A 10k run is achievable and we encourage all standards to come along and join us in a sociable atmosphere, and receive a medal and a friendly smile at the finish.
‘The Jayson Lee 10k Run is a firm fixture in the running calendar and that is down to the runners who come and support us to help raise money for Jersey Hospice Care. Without our runners, marshals and family and friends supporting The Jayson Lee 10k Memorial Run, we wouldn’t be able to put this event on.’
The States of Jersey Police provide the perpetual trophy for the overall winner; which can only be won by someone once. There are trophies for the first ten male and female runners and medals are given to all finishers. There are also spot prizes to be won. Teas, coffee and homemade cakes will be available at the clubhouse after the run, with all proceeds going to Jersey Hospice Care.
Emelita Robbins, Chief Executive at Jersey Hospice Care, commented, ‘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.’
Entry forms are at most sports shops and fitness centres and can also be downloaded from our event page.
We would like to thank Mitchell Building Contractors, who have sponsored the event this year, Lab-6 and long-time supporters Mark Pickford’s Cycle Shop.