On Monday 22nd November, Kevin Sinfield set off on his epic 101-mile challenge to support people living with MND, inspired by his close friend and former teammate Rob Burrow. 

Kevin has been by Rob's side since he was diagnosed in 2019, and last November completed his '7 in 7' challenge to raise funds and awareness of the cruel disease.

After hearing about our appeal to build a specialist Motor Neurone Disease centre in Rob's name, Kevin was determined to take his fundraising efforts to the next level through his 'The Extra Mile' challenge, to run over 101 miles in 24 hours from Leicester Tigers Stadium, where he is defence coach, to the Leeds Rhinos Stadium in Headingley. 

Kevin braved the elements on his 24 hour non-stop run and was greeted by cheers from hundreds of supporters as he arrived at Headingley Stadium with Rob's wife Lindsey and eldest daughter Macy on the 23rd November. 

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, Sinfield said, "It was really tough at times, especially the end, but it's down to my little mate here." 

In a message on his recording device, Rob Burrow praised his friend's incredible fundraising efforts:

"Today is an amazing day for the MND community. It will benefit every sufferer. To my amazing friend Kev, you don’t realise the impact you have had on me and all the MND community."

All of the money raised through Kevin's challenge will be split equally between the Leeds Hospitals Charity appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND supporting people living with MND and their families, and the MND Association which funds multi-disciplinary care delivered at the Centre and others across the country, as well as research into potential treatments for the disease.

You can donate to Kevin's fundraising page here