A new marathon is coming to Leeds in 2023 that will honour Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow MBE and help raise vital funds for the Leeds Hospitals Charity’s appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease.

The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will take place on Sunday 14th May 2023 and has been inspired by former Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield OBE running challenges in recent years in support of his friend and team mate Burrow. The marathon is a partnership between Leeds City Council and Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All – the not-for-profit sporting events company that stages the popular Leeds Half Marathon and Yorkshire Marathon.

There will be 7,777 places in the marathon available, in honour of Rob’s iconic shirt number at Leeds Rhinos.

Since Rob was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in September 2019, the people of Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond have rallied together to raise funds for the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease and awareness of the condition.

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The event marks the first time the city has hosted a marathon since 2003, and will encompass a brand new route that starts and finishes at Headingley Stadium, where Rob Burrow achieved some of his greatest sporting achievements.

The circular marathon route will take in some of Leeds most scenic countryside and outer suburbs, journeying around Woodhouse Moor before travelling up through Headingley, Adel and Bramhope and heading out to Otley and back for the big finish. 

Rob Burrow MBE was delighted to hear the news about the marathon, he said:

“It is wonderful to see the marathon return to the streets of Leeds and I know it will be a fantastic occasion. Any opportunity to raise awareness and funds to fight MND is wonderful and I know that so much money will be raised by those taking part for so many great causes that are personal to each runner.

I am particularly pleased to see that the event combines the half marathon and a family fun run so that everyone, of all abilities, can get involved. Good luck to everyone who signs up and thank you for your support.”

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Become a part of history and secure your place in the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon today!

By purchasing a charity place in the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, you agree to pay a special £45 charity registration fee (RRP £60) and pledge to raise at least £250 sponsorship for Leeds Hospitals Charity's Rob Burrow Centre for MND Appeal
If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 0113 539 7020.
Rob Burrow Centre for MND Appeal Help us raise £5 million to build a specialist Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Care Centre in Leeds. Find out more

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