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Total raised so far


£205.00 of £3,000 target +£51.25 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

2 hours ago

Phil Burton

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done John for organising this for a such a great cause


Theresa Tate (DRR)

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Great fun doing the Roundhay Rudolph this morning!

2 days ago

Jonathan Turner

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done John for organising and raising awareness of MND.

3 days ago

David & Leanne Shepherd

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Second time doing this route, love it and a great cause, thankyou!

6 days ago

Derek Stewart

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Great idea for the run. Developed a little bit further since we last discussed it. Good luck and hope you reach your target

1 week ago


£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Stefan Rose

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

I appreciate the effort and time putting together this amazing route, which I enjoy covering during the festive season. A big thank you to you and your family 👏🏾👏🏾

1 week ago

The McLoughlins

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

We’re all very excited to launch #RoundhayRudolph and support MNDA and Leeds Hopsitals Charity. Hope you all enjoy it too!

1 week ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Brilliant idea

1 week ago

Av Archi

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done John for raising money for worthy causes again!!

John McLoughlin is raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity


Event dates: 24th November 2022 – 30th June 2023

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My story

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. This was a very popular festive route when it launched last year and we are hoping even more people will run it during this festive period. 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:

Start 2 - Roundhay:

Start 3 - Moortown:

Roundhay Rudolph’s Head;

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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My updates

4 days ago

Please see below detailed map with reference points, which can be used with the detailed directions for #RoundhayRudolph

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4 days ago

Please see below detailed directions for #RoundhayRudolph

Image uploaded with update

John McLoughlin is fundraising for 2 charities

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity number: 294354

Leeds Hospitals Charity

Charity number: 1170369

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