What is Kevin Sinfield’s Next Challenge – The 7in7in7?
The 7in7in7 Challenge will see Sinfield and his team run an ultra marathon every day for seven days in seven UK cities.
Each run will be a marathon, 26 miles, plus an extra mile. to signify the extra mile people can all go to help their friends in tough times. The extra mile event each day will see invited guests join Sinfield for one mile at a public location, allowing for photo opportunities and for this to be a shared national effort. The aim is to complete each day’s run in under four hours.
What’s the schedule for Kevin Sinfield’s 7in7in 7 challenge?
Starting on Friday 1st December – three years to the day since Sinfield started his first 7 in 7 challenge in 2020. The team will leave AMT Headingley Rugby Stadium heading to York Minister in the first leg of the challenge.
Day Two – the team will travel to Cardiff, finishing the day on the pitch at half time of the United Rugby Championship game between Cardiff and Scarlets at The Arms Park.
Day Three – on Sunday 3rd December, will start at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham, the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games before travelling around Birmingham, calling at St Andrews, Villa Park and Edgbaston.
Day Four – the team will head across the border to Edinburgh, crossing the Forth Road Bridge before finishing at Scottish Gas Murrayfield. This will evoke memories of seeing Doddie Weir for the last time a year ago as he set Sinfield and the team off at the start of the Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge.
Day Five – the team head across the Irish Sea on 5th December to run in Dublin inspired by former Munster Rugby Union coach Paul Darbyshire, who played Rugby League with Warrington and passed away from MND in 2011 when he was just 41.
Day Six – on 6th December, Sinfield will head to the South coast of England to Brighton before concluding the challenge on Thursday 7th December running from Twickenham Stadium to the Mall, the traditional finish of the world famous London Marathon.
Kevin Sinfield’s Fundraising Achievements
A year ago, Sinfield and his team completed his third challenge, running from Edinburgh to Manchester, through York and Leeds, covering over 40 miles a day for seven days. Now the Yorkshire people’s champion is set to run again.
Starting with the 7 in 7 and the Extra Mile, Sinfield and his team have raised over £8 million for MND. His three past endurance events have captured a nation, all in the name former Leeds Rhinos team mate, Rob Burrow MBE.
A Message from Kevin Sinfield – The 7in7in7
Kevin Sinfield said, “Here we go again! I did say last year that the Ultra 7 in 7 would complete the trilogy but there was always that caveat that Rocky 4 was my favourite Rocky film. The MND community have always given us incredible support and we wanted to find a way that we could show that support for more people around the country. I would especially like to thank all the local authorities and councils who have given us their support, it means so much to everyone.
“Physically this will be my toughest challenge as I have not been able to do the amount of training that I have done previously because of my commitments for the World Cup and we have set an ambitious time target to complete each ultra so people know that we will be pushing ourselves to the limit. I am looking forward to it and seeing all the support out on the streets once again. For the MND community, every second counts and we will be making the most of every step on this challenge to raise awareness, funds and support for that community,”
How to Donate to Kevin Sinfield’s 7in7in7?
The initial target is to raise £777,777 from the challenge.
The team are inspired by MND sporting warriors Rob Burrow, Ed Slater, Marcus Stewart, Stephen Darby, the late Doddie Weir and the 5,000 other people living with MND, in the UK right now.
Order a 7in7in7 shirt, and get involved!
To mark the launch of the 7in7in7, a limited edition range of merchandise has been produced that will be worn by the team during week long challenge. Each day will see a different design.