Former Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR halfback Danny McGuire will be taking on the Empire State 500 to raise funds for Mose Masoe.
McGuire and Masoe were teammates for two years at Hull KR. This was until McGuire announced his retirement from the game at the end of the 2019 season.
Masoe is currently in Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield after picking up a spinal injury in a freak accident during a pre-season friendly.
The former Super League winning halfback said: “The UK Red Empire State 500 is going to be incredibly tough for me.
“I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m expecting it to test my fitness and determination to the limit.
“I was lucky in my career that I never suffered a serious injury and I can’t imagine what Mose and his family must be going through.
“It would be great to raise £5,000 for Mose and his family: it would be even better to smash that target.
“With the help of the Rugby League family we can do it.
“I know everyone has a lot of demands on their hard-earned cash but this is a very special cause for a very special bloke.”
The former England and Great Britain international will join a host of other Rugby League legends on the UK Red Empire State 500, including former England captain Sam Burgess and ex-Kiwi international Robbie Hunter-Paul.
To assist McGuire, please sponsor him via his Justgiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dannymagsempirestate500