Weʼre raising £77,777 to support Rob Burrow and MNDA by running 7 Marathons in 7 Days

The team taking part are Kevin Sinfield, Chris Stephenson & David Spencer.

Legendary Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield MBE will undertake a massive challenge of running seven marathons in seven days from 1st December 2020 in support of his former club and international team mate Rob Burrow and to raise awareness and funds for the MND Association.

Kevin Sinfield completed the first of seven marathons in seven days on Tuesday and admitted his astonishment that his fundraising target in support of former Leeds team-mate Rob Burrow has already been exceeded. The Leeds Rhinos director of rugby had hoped to raise £77,777 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association following Burrow’s MND diagnosis 12 months ago but the total was already closing in on £100,000 by lunchtime on Tuesday.

Seven is Burrow’s old shirt number and Sinfield, who is setting off each day at 7am and aiming to finish by 11am, recorded a time of three hours and 40 minutes on his first outing.

After being informed that his JustGiving page had exceeded his expectations, Sinfield said in a video on the Leeds Rhinos website: “I can’t thank people enough. We thought the target was going to be a real push to hit.”

“To be able to do it on the first morning is completely overwhelming.

“I’m delighted to get the first one done. When I got here on the morning, it was frozen, cold, dark but thankfully the sun came out and we got a bit of blue sky.

“The excitement and getting the fundraising news back regularly really picked us up.”

To make a donation to Sinfield’s JustGiving page, click here www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sinfield-7-in-7
or text MNDROB 70085 to donate £7.