Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All is thrilled to announce that Rob Burrow MBE and his family will be participating in the upcoming Leeds Arena Group Mini and Junior run on Sunday, June 18th.
Taking place on Father’s Day, the event coincides with the highly popular Leeds 10K and will witness Rob Burrow, along with his wife Lindsey and their children Macy, Maya, and Jackson, joining in the run.
This year’s Mini and Junior run comes on the heels of the immensely successful Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, held in collaboration with Clarion. As part of his well-deserved lap of honour, Rob will be participating in this event.
The marathon has now surpassed an astounding £4 million in charitable donations for several remarkable causes, including the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Leeds Hospitals Charity MND Centre Appeal, both of which are the main partner charities of the event.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the upcoming Leeds Mini and Junior events, Rob stated, “I’m really looking forward to my kids pushing me round the Fun Run. I think it might be a bumpy ride!”
Macy Burrow added, “We are really excited to be taking part in the Fun Run with our Dad.”
Lindsey Burrow also commented, saying, “It will be great to get the whole Burrow family involved in this event. We are really looking forward to it and encourage all families to get involved.”
The Arena Group Leeds Mini and Junior runs are open to individuals aged 3 years and above, presenting an excellent opportunity for families and friends to engage in physical activity together and promote good health.
The Mini course covers a distance of 1.5 kilometres and is open to children aged between 3 and 8, while the Junior course spans 2.35 kilometres and caters to children aged between 9 and 15. The event welcomes participants of all abilities, including those who prefer walking, jogging, running, or using wheelchairs, and organisers are committed to ensuring accessibility for everyone.
Both the Mini and Junior events will commence and conclude at the Parkinson Steps of the University of Leeds. The Junior run will kick off at 9:45 am, followed by the Mini run at 9:55 am.
Children are encouraged to raise funds for Martin House, the main partner charity for the event. Martin House is a charity that offers hospice care to children and young people across West, North, and East Yorkshire. They provide family-led care to those with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses, whether at the hospice itself or within the families’ homes.
The day’s highlight will be the return of the Leeds 10K, one of the region’s largest and most beloved charity road runs. Participants of all abilities, including thousands of fun-runners, fundraisers, and club runners, are expected to tackle the 10K challenge.
Jane Tomlinson initiated the Leeds 10K in 2007 as her enduring legacy event. Despite battling terminal cancer, Jane managed to raise £1.8 million for charity. In 2006, knowing that her time to fundraise was limited, she established the Leeds 10K to sustain the charitable contributions she had started.
Participants have been encouraged to fundraise for their preferred charity or select from the event’s partner charities, including The Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Leeds Hospitals Charity, Leeds Mind, Macmillan Cancer Support, St George’s Crypt, and Candlelighters.