Another amazing milestone has been smashed by the Rob Burrow marathon which took place five days ago completed by the man himself who was carried over the line by Kevin Sinfield.
Sinfield revealed through Leeds Rhinos’ social media channels that the they marathon raised a huge £4 million as Burrow and Sinfield continue to inspire others and take the battle to Motor Neurone Disease which Burrow has been courageously fighting since December 2019.
“Hi, on behalf of Rob, Lindsey and I, we would just like to thank everyone for a huge team effort on Sunday,” Sinfield said.
“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 is down to you and all your hard work to support our communities, the MND community, friends and families and bring everyone together as a team.
“I’m delighted to share with you that the running total raised for 341 different charities across the UK now sits at over £4 million.
“Friendship is at the heart of this marathon. Run for a mate, with a mate.
“I hope you are all glowing in the knowledge that together we get to help so many people across the UK who need us. I hope to see you all next year. It’s important we keep banging the drum together. Rest up, take care, thank you.”
The inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon and the Leeds Half Marathon have both exceeded a phenomenal £4million in charitable donations on a day which saw a city come together for one man and a number of truly great causes. #ThankYou
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— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) May 19, 2023