Tickets available now for Joe's Jog charity run in memory of 14-year-old

There's just one month to go until this year's Joe's Jog, an annual fun run in memory of Joe Humphries, who died at the age of 14 in 2012. The charity event will be the ninth annual run for Joe and it will take place in Rothley, just before the Mattioli Woods Rothley 10k.

As always, anyone can take part in the run on Tuesday, June 4. The charity run raises funds for the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT), set up by Joe's parents.

Joe was a victim of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome – a heart condition known as SADS - which in an inherited condition that can kill apparently healthy young people. JHMT provides free CPR training and funds community defibrillators.

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It is estimated that SADS kills 12 people under 36 every week in Britain. If they could be treated with a defibrillator within eight minutes, most of them could be saved.

Steve Humphries, chair of the JHMT, said: “Last year’s Jog 2023 was another memorable occasion. The energy, excitement, and smiles on the faces of all the runners helped to create a wonderful atmosphere and community spirit throughout the evening.

"We are really looking forward to another great turn out on Tuesday June 4. The event is perfect for everyone, from babies in buggies, to mums and dads and carers taking part with their children and friends.

"It’s also good to see the fun run is so popular with local scouts and guides groups, junior sports clubs and schools. You can run, walk or jog but most importantly you just enjoy taking part! This event brings people together in memory of Joe and helps to raise vital funds for JHMT's ongoing work."

Taking part in the event, which starts in Woodgate in Rothley at 6.15pm on Tuesday, June 4, costs £10 for adults and £6 for children on the day. But to pre-book online by clicking here, the cost is just £5 for adults and £4 for children.

Youngsters running without parental supervision need to be at least seven years old. Families are also welcome to run or walk the course with smaller children in buggies.