Kevin Sinfield has announced that the first Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon has raised over £4 million for over 300 different charities.
It total, the day saw 12,500 runners running across Leeds to raise money for a range of charities, but with a special focus on the MND community and building the Rob Burrow MND Centre here in Leeds.
A week on from the day, Kevin Sinfield, the inspirational former Leeds Rhinos player that ‘just went on a run for a mate’ announced the total:
“Oh behalf of Rob, Lindsey would like thank everyone for a huge team effort on Sunday, we made sure that the first Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon was a success and I hope it was a very special day for you, as it was for us.
“Runners, wheelchair users, volunteers, spectators, sponsors, Run For All, Leeds City Council, Leeds Rhinos, and all the different charities, all of you, thank you.
“I’m sure you will all agree the atmosphere was incredible, and that was down to you and all your hard work for our communities, the MND communities, friends, families and to bring everyone together, as a team.
“I am delighted to share with you that the running total raised for 341 for different charities across the UK now sits at over £4 million.
“Friendship was at the heart of this marathon. A run for a mate, with a mate and I hope you are all glowing in the knowledge that we get to help so many people across the UK who need us.”
“I hope to see you all next year, it’s important that we all keep banging the drum together, rest up, take care, thank you.”
💙 🧡 OVER £4MILLION RAISED FOR CHARITIES— Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All (@runforall) May 19, 2023
We are delighted to announce the current fundraising total for the #RobBurrowLeedsMarathon and #LeedsHalfMarathon
📽️ Kevin Sinfield OBE would like to thank everyone who has made this possible pic.twitter.com/bwxGqF6OLW
Rob Burrow announced last week that “the marathon was one of the best days if my life, to be a part of it was amazing […] I’m so happy to be involved in the first one of my marathons but I don’t think I’ll be in the race for the next one. I have retired.”
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The 2024 Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 12 May 2024 starting once again at Headingley Stadium, with over 10,000 participants expected to attend.
You can find out more about the marathon here.
Feature Image – Run For All via Twitter