Leeds Rhinos Legend Rob Burrow Inspires Crowds at Leeds Arena Group Mini and Junior Run

…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media. Rob Burrow, a rugby league legend and Motor Neurone Disease advocate, received an enthusiastic welcome as he participated in the Leeds Arena Group Mini and Junior Run.


This event followed the successful Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon held in May, showcasing the enduring spirit of the Leeds Rhinos icon.

Supporting the Leeds 10K:

Despite being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2019, Rob Burrow has remained dedicated to raising awareness of the condition, alongside his wife Lindsey Burrow, friends, and family.

In an act of support, he joined the participants of the Leeds 10K, as well as the Arena Group Leeds Mini and Junior Run.

The Event Details:

The Leeds 10K commenced at 9 am, followed by the Arena Group Leeds Mini run at 9:45 am and the Junior run at 9:55 am.

Starting at the University of Leeds’ Parkinson Building, the route encompassed Headingly before culminating in the city center, as reported by LeedsLive.

A Heartwarming Sight:

Photographs from the event captured the touching scene of Rob Burrow being pushed along by his daughters, Maya (8) and Macy (11), accompanied by his wife Lindsey.


The images encapsulated the unity and determination of the Burrow family in facing the challenges posed by Motor Neurone Disease.

Expressions of Excitement and Gratitude:

Macy, speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, expressed her overwhelming excitement at the opportunity to push her father during the run, while also acknowledging the uplifting presence of the supportive crowd.

Macy’s enthusiasm mirrored the sentiments of those who came out to cheer on the participants in the 10K and fun run.

A Special Family Moment:

Lindsey, in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post, described the significance of the event for their family.

Being together on this day held great importance, as Rob’s deep commitment to his loved ones underscored the creation of cherished memories.

Lindsey expressed immense pride in her husband’s courage and resilience, recognizing the exceptional qualities required to undertake such a feat.


Rob Burrow’s participation in the Leeds Arena Group Mini and Junior Run, amidst his battle with Motor Neurone Disease, resonated with the community.

The event served as a testament to his unwavering determination and the support of his family.


By raising awareness and demonstrating his strength, Rob Burrow continues to inspire others and leave an indelible impact on the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

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