On Sunday 5th July, supporters, former Leeds Rhinos players, partners and staff took part in their own 10K challenges to support our charity on our first Rhinos 10K Day. The turnout was incredible, with people completing walks, rows, cycles and runs to join in the team effort.
Legendary Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield MBE and his friend and former Leeds team mate, Barrie McDermott, met up near their homes in Oldham to complete the run together.
So it’s the #Rhinos10KDay
What will you be doing for your 10K Challenge? Run, Walk, Cycle or Row – it's up to you! 🚣♀️🚴🏽♀️🚶🏻♂️@leedsrhinos @RugbyLeeds https://t.co/xs1WEFHbhf pic.twitter.com/Q27hvo40Y3
— Barrie McDermott 🏉 (@RLBarrieMc10) July 5, 2020
Our Trustee and Leeds Rhinos hero Jamie Jones-Buchanan completed a 10K run with his wife Emma and Jamie Peacock almost recorded a personal best on his run in West Leeds.
Jamie Jones-Buchanan and his wife Emma have been out this morning to complete a 10K run on #Rhinos10KDay 👏 Get involved today to support our charity and help us to #ChangeLivesThroughSport
➡️ https://t.co/FzN60S6ElX pic.twitter.com/xl3yGTD8d4
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) July 5, 2020
115 seconds of my 10km PB..🔥 Run for @RugbyLeeds foundation and @Rob7Burrow , they are having a big event to raise money this weekend. Anyone can do it, all you need to do it is to run,walk, cycle 10km +donate £10. 💪🏻
Have a great weekend. 😁🍺 pic.twitter.com/rzpFdEz4aQ
— Jamie Peacock MBE (@JamiePeacock10) July 4, 2020
Leeds Rhinos and England Wheelchair star James Simpson took on a unique 10K challenge on a Skierg in under an hour.
— James Simpson (@SimWheelchairRL) July 5, 2020
Our Chief Operating Officer Bob Bowman, is known for his endurance challenges and did not disappoint for this event and completed a 10K cycle, 10K run followed by a 10K row!
Our Chief Operating Officer Bob Bowman has completed his 10K run and cycle this morning. Next up a 10K row! 🏃♂️🚴🚣♀️
Give all the people taking on 10K challenges today your support by making a donation to our charity & help us #ChangeLivesThroughSporthttps://t.co/0i6rqpggAe pic.twitter.com/Prn8X5oz6p
— Leeds Rhinos Foundation (@RugbyLeeds) July 5, 2020
Rhinos favourite, Brett Delaney, who now works for our charity did his 10K on the treadmill, wearing the new Run With The Rhinos t-shirts and his colleagues from Leeds Rhinos Foundation also joined in with hikes, runs and walks.
— Stef Precious (@Stefprecious) July 5, 2020
Here’s Dane, Sam & Dan from our team taking to the water this afternoon for a 10k Kayak! 🚣
It’s just one of the many ways you can take part in our #Rhinos10kDay on Sunday by completing your own unique 10k challenge and donating £10 to support us! 🙌
— Leeds Rhinos Foundation (@RugbyLeeds) July 2, 2020
@RugbyLeeds Charity Challenge complete. Home just in time to watch NRL.
Still time to get involved ! Run, walk, cycle etc and donate £10 to the work the Foundation delivers in the heart of the community pic.twitter.com/Nf9Q0sCz6l
— Gareth Cook (@Gareth1Cook) July 5, 2020
Done ✅ 🥵 I have never been happier to see the red man on the traffic lights at around the 7K mark 😂 please see the link below to donate @RugbyLeeds @leedsrhinos @brettdelaney15 pass me the ice! https://t.co/hI2r9IOMfw pic.twitter.com/JeTYLkoopw
— Lois Forsell (@LoisForsell) July 5, 2020
— Harvey Whiteley (@harveywhiteley9) July 5, 2020
So we should all be running the Leeds 10k today with @RugbyLeeds instead I took my time on a leisurely 10k loop through Adel Woods then Meanwood park. Buster and Rolo had a great time too.https://t.co/8fYPf5oTLS#Rhinos10KDay pic.twitter.com/1ZpYZmv30q
— Janet Sylvester (@jan_9691) July 5, 2020
— Tracey Mearns (@MearnsTracey) July 5, 2020
Former staff of Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Rhinos Foundation gave their support to the day, with former Communications Executive and Run With The Rhinos record holder Dan Phillis planning his route to finish and the birthplace of Rugby League in Huddersfield and former Rhinos Marketing Executive completing her own challenge on the streets near her home in Berlin.
Hopefully get to do the Leeds 10k event proper in November. #RunWithTheRhinos
— Dan Phillis (@DanJPhillis) July 5, 2020
Couldn’t muster up a 10k run today – but what I lacked in efforts I doubled in donations to @RugbyLeeds & @mndassoc 💙💛 never felt prouder to wear my Rhinos shirt on the streets of Berlin – stay classy Leeds #Rhinos10KDay pic.twitter.com/mhyYCToXs4
— Alison Ward (@AlisonWard21) July 5, 2020
People who have benefited from the work Leeds Rhinos Foundation do in the community and those who support the charity also got involved. Young player Isaac from East Leeds was the youngest participant and has raised over £130 which will help us continue our work to change lives through sport.
👏Our young supporter and @eastleedsARLFC player Isaac completed his 10K today to support our #Rhinos10KDay. We are hugely proud and grateful for your support!
You can donate to Issac’s fundraising page below 👇https://t.co/Eh2PYrL50i pic.twitter.com/S4OKIdGd8r
— Leeds Rhinos Foundation (@RugbyLeeds) July 5, 2020
I did it 💪🏾 A mixture of running & walking but for a good cause! @RugbyLeeds have created many memories for my son from walking out with players on match day, flag bearing, playing at half time, rugby camps, PE lessons, festivals the list goes on #Rhinos10KDay 💙💛 #sundayfunday pic.twitter.com/I4Ko18n0ea
— Shona (@ShonaM79) July 5, 2020
Today we should have been taking part in #Runwiththerhinos10k postponed til later in the year so joining our friends @RugbyLeeds today as part of #Rhinos10kDay to raise some funds for this amazing charity….walk completed ✅ money donated ✅ 🦏 💙💛 xxx pic.twitter.com/4IK1eVibJu
— Sharon Woodham (@SharonWoodham) July 5, 2020
Thought I’d get involved in #Rhinos10KDay I’d usually walk so thought I’d challenge myself & added the 10k on top, calves & hamstrings on fire 🔥🙄 But the work @RugbyLeeds do is crucial more so now than ever! Still time for all you crazies to get involved 😜 pic.twitter.com/DLr98gorIq
— Rachel Nicholson (@Rachelln83) July 5, 2020
We were also delighted that many of our partners who we work with joined in, including Emma Strachan from Leeds Public Health, who we work closely with on our health initiatives and Ryan Gaunt from Leeds City College.
— Emma strachan (@emmastrachan2) July 5, 2020
— Ryan Grant (@Razgrant1) July 5, 2020
Been out all day so late one but done and donated inspired by Baz and Sir Kev to get out regardless of what time of day and the crappy weather pic.twitter.com/I8LwAS9EJh
— Skip (@skipperburg) July 5, 2020
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
If you were unable to take part in the Rhinos 10K day but would still like to support our work with some of the most vulnerable people in the community, please click on the link to make a donation.
SIGN UP FOR RUN WITH THE RHINOS FOR LEEDS 10K
Thank you to everyone who took part and if you would like to work towards another 10K, why not join the Run with the Rhinos team for the Leeds 10k on 22nd November, when all money raised will go to Leeds Rhinos Foundation and the Rob Burrow fund.
CLICK HERE to find out more and register.