Incredible support for Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s 10K Day

On Sunday 5th July, supporters, former Leeds Rhinos players, Leeds Rhinos Foundation 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.

Leeds Rhinos Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield MBE joined his friend and former Leeds team mate, Barrie McDermott, near their homes in Oldham to complete the run together.

Leeds Rhinos Foundation 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.

Leeds Rhinos and England Wheelchair star James Simpson took on a unique 10K challenge on a Skierg in under an hour.

Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s 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!

Rhinos favourite, Brett Delaney, who now works for Leeds Rhinos Foundation, 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.

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.

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.

Leeds Rhinos Foundation partners also joined in, including Emma Strachan from Leeds Public Health, who works with the charity closely with on its health initiatives and Ryan Gaunt from Leeds City College.


If you were unable to take part in the Rhinos 10K day but would still like to support Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s work with some of the most vulnerable people in the community, please click on the link to make a donation.

Donate to Rhinos 10K Day


Thank you to everyone who took part to support our charity 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.