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#RoundhayRudolph is raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity

#RoundhayRudolph

Event dates: 19th November 2022 – 31st May 2023


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After the success of #RoundhayRudolph in 2021/22, having been inspired by Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow at The Leeds 10K in June 2022 and with John signing up to run the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon in May 2023, we are delighted to launch #RoundhayRudolph again for Christmas 2022 and New Year January 2023. Further, we have another exciting route planned to support all runners in their training in the build up to The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon 2023, which we’ll launch in January 2023.

#RoundhayRudolph is a fun running/cycling/walking route of approximately 7 miles, which we, John, Vicky, Jessica (aged 8) and Alexander (aged 5) devised and set up in 2021 to spread some joy and cheer at Christmas with optional charitable donations to support a number of causes. We were amazed by the support and enjoyment it brought to the many people we saw following the route and in doing so raised over £3,000 for charities.

This year, any support 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.

It would be fantastic to raise as much funding as possible for these causes, but fundraising is not the only reason we've set this route up. Exercise is a key way we as a family combat pressure, stress and aid our mental health. We're hoping providing this route enables those that run/cycle/walk it to gain the same benefits as we do through exercise and given the fun route potentially inspire people during the colder darker months. We'd really like to see everyone's efforts so please use the hashtag #RoundhayRudolph, can we get it trending ........

Look out for our posters and our route directions, perhaps take a photo of them to aid you in completing the route. We've set up Strava routes for those who use Strava as well, which can be found at:

Start 1 - Oakwood Clock: http://www.strava.com/routes/2893897569790743848

Start 2 - Roundhay Park: http://www.strava.com/routes/2893830882526916274

Roundhay Rudolph’s Head http://www.strava.com/routes/2893936452207231272

Please take care along the route, which follows and crosses busy roads (please use crossings) and may be uneven or slippery in places. The route is being shared to be used at your own discretion and risk and please do so, but have fun and enjoy!

Wishing all a Merry Christmas and everyone all the best for 2023.


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#RoundhayRudolph is fundraising for 2 charities

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity number: 294354

Leeds Hospitals Charity

Charity number: 1170369

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