Rugby League and Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield OBE has revealed the official route for his epic Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge.
Sinfield will cover nearly 40 miles per day for seven days before finishing on the pitch at Old Trafford at half-time in the men’s Rugby League World Cup Final Saturday 19 November to complete his challenge having visited Melrose, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, York, Leeds and Bradford over the previous six days in his route south. You can see the full route here.
Starting on Sunday 13th November, Sinfield will run from Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh to Old Trafford in Manchester in his Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge. Inspired by Rob Burrow, Doddie Weir, Stephen Darby and other people living with MND, Kevin Sinfield will have an initial aim is to raise £777,777 from the challenge.
The Ultra 7 in 7 challenge will support five charities which support people affected by MND, and invest in research to bring us closer to effective treatments and a cure for the disease. The main beneficiaries will be the MND Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity’s appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND in Leeds. However, there will also be donations to MND Scotland, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation plus support for the 4ED campaign to support former Gloucester and Leicester Rugby Union player Ed Slater, who was recently diagnosed with MND.
Each days run will start just before 7am live on BBC Breakfast at the same point that the previous days run finished. The plan is for a stop each day around 10am and 12.45pm with the team due to finish around 3.30pm each day. Members of the public and supporters are welcome to come along to the stop points to cheer Kevin and the team on and there will be an opportunity at these for you to donate to support the fundraising either with cash or via contactless payment.