Run in memory of former MP Jo Cox to go-ahead virtually in June

Organisers are asking as many people as possible to sign up to make the fifth annual “Run for Jo” extra special.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 8:00 am
Runners taking part in the 'Run For Jo' at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Birstall back in 2018. This year's event will go-ahead virtually

The event, held in memory of former Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox is now in its fifth year and will take place virtually on Sunday, June 20.

The GMB Union has been unveiled as the headline sponsor for the 2021 run.

Neil Derrick, GMB regional secretary for Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, said: “The Run for Jo is a fantastic event and such a fitting way to remember Jo Cox and everything that she stood for. Jo was a GMB member and a GMB sponsored MP, and that is something we are very proud of.

"We are so pleased to be the headline sponsor for the fifth year in a row. Although this will be a virtual run, we know that people will still take part on the day with the same enthusiasm and commitment as in any other year.

"The run goes from strength to strength, and I hope this year’s run is a huge success.”

Kim Leadbeater MBE, ambassador for The Jo Cox Foundation, said: “Once again, the Run for Jo 2021 will take place virtually, but we want to build on the success of last year’s event by asking as many people as possible to run or walk to remember Jo and show the power of physical activity to bring people together.”

Those who take part will receive a limited edition Run for Jo T-shirt, race number and medal to commemorate the day.

To sign up for this year's virtual Run for Jo, visit the Racebest website -