Clarion named title sponsor of the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon

Leeds-based legislation agency, Clarion, which has been an integral help for Run For All since its inception in 2007, has unveiled its newest partnership with the not-for-profit sporting occasions firm.

Clarion will turn out to be the official title sponsor of the 2023 Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon. It builds on Clarion’s long-standing help of Run For All, with this yr marking 15 years of its sponsorship of the Leeds 10K Company Problem. 

In partnership with Leeds Metropolis Council, the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will honour Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow and assist elevate funds for the Leeds Hospitals Charity’s attraction to construct the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Illness, in addition to the MND Affiliation and different charities.

Going down on 14 Could 2023, the occasion marks the primary time town has hosted a marathon since 2003 and has been impressed by former Leeds Rhinos Captain Kevin Sinfield’s epic charity challenges in help of his buddy and crew mate Burrow.

Encompassing a brand new route, the occasion will begin and end the place Burrow achieved a few of his best sporting achievements – Headingley Stadium.

The round route will then absorb a few of Leeds’ most scenic countryside and outer suburbs, journeying round Woodhouse Moor earlier than travelling up by means of Headingley, Adel and Bramhope and heading out to Otley and again for the end.

Since he was recognized with Motor Neurone Illness in December 2019, Burrow and his household have campaigned to lift consciousness and funds to help everybody impacted by MND.

His newest aim is the opening of a brand new MND care centre in Leeds, permitting these residing with MND and their households the very best help.

Run For All is encouraging these of all talents to participate – whether or not or not they’re an skilled runner. The day may even play host to the present Leeds Half Marathon and a household enjoyable run.

Roger Hutton, joint managing companion for Clarion, stated: “Clarion could be very proud to be supporting the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon.

“To play a task in supporting Rob Burrow’s dream of opening a brand new MND Care Centre in Leeds, in addition to supporting the MND Affiliation, is a large honour.”

Sinfield stated: “It’s been superb to see individuals in Leeds get behind Rob on his MND journey over the previous few years, so so as to add Clarion’s help as title sponsor is simply implausible.

“The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon is an important subsequent step in guaranteeing we elevate as a lot consciousness as potential and assist make Rob’s dream of opening a brand new MND Care Centre in Leeds a actuality.”

Bob Bowman, CEO of Leeds Rhinos Basis, stated: “Leeds Rhinos Basis is delighted Clarion will play a key function in supporting the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon.

The cash raised by means of the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will assist make this glorious new centre for MND a actuality, giving individuals residing with MND and their households the very best care.”

Siobhan Curtis, advertising and marketing and communications director at Run For All, added: “We’re extraordinarily happy with our nice relationship with Clarion which dates from 2007 and we’re vastly appreciative of their continued help.

“This partnership solidifies not solely Clarion’s dedication to Run For All, however the wider neighborhood each right here in Leeds and throughout the Yorkshire area.”

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