Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield made an exceptional partnership on the rugby field but what we have seen from the pair in recent years is even more inspiring.
Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019. Since then, Rob and his family have campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness and funds to support other families living with MND.
Today the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will see over 10,000 participants take on a brand new route through Leeds that starts and finishes at Headingley Stadium. Taking in some of Leeds’ most scenic countryside and outer suburbs, the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will be a fitting tribute to the city that launched Rob’s career and which he calls home and the pair will again see Sinfield and Burrow alongside each other.
In fact, Leeds have shared a video of the pair receiving a heartwarming welcome at the marathon this morning:
Great reception as Kev and Rob come out to get the #leedsmarathon underway 👏 pic.twitter.com/9CV7p50Ndg
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) May 14, 2023
The event will be held in support of the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Appeal as well as the MND Association. However, we recognise that many participants will have their own reasons for taking part. As such, entrants are encouraged to raise money for a charity of their choice, or for one of our partner charities.