8 December 2023 News

Image Kevin Sinfield completing the 7 in 7 in 7 challenge

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A week after embarking on their epic challenge, Kevin Sinfield OBE and his team have crossed the finishing line of the 7 in 7 in 7 challenge to rapturous applause from an enthusiastic crowd.

The challenge was gruelling - seven ultra marathons in seven days in seven different cities - and MND Association patron Kevin looked relieved to finally finish the challenge on the dark, rainy day in London.

The fundraising total exceeded their £777,777 target the morning after, with generous donations still being added to the fundraising page.

The England defence coach and ex rugby league player was inspired to run for his friend Rob Burrow MBE, who was diagnosed with MND in 2019, and for the 5000 people living with MND in the UK right now.

Each day saw Kevin run an Extra Mile with members of the MND community, to signify the extra lengths people go to support their friends and family who need help.

The awareness we have generated this week has been enormous. Fundraising is so important. We tried to push this morning how important the money is because that’s the thing that’s going to shift the dial for us. That’s the thing that’s going to get us a cure. It’s also the thing that’s going to make sure families are looked after properly. If there’s one thing you leave today with today from our team, it’s that.

Kevin Sinfield OBE, speaking at the finishing line.


Like everyone who has followed Kevin Sinfield’s epic challenge to complete seven ultra marathons in seven days we, at the MND Association, are in awe of everything he’s achieved. The money raised, in honour of the 5000 people living with MND in the UK right now, will make an incredible difference to the care and support people receive both locally and nationally, and will help to fund vital research to bring us closer to a cure for this devastating disease. We are so grateful to Kevin and his team for their enormous efforts and for all those who are inspired to support him.

Tanya Curry, Chief Executive of the MND Association


The 7 in 7 in 7 challenge is fundraising for five charities which support and care for people affected by MND and their families, and invest in research to bring us closer to effective treatments and a cure for the disease.  The main beneficiaries are the MND Association, and the Leeds Hospitals Charity’s appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND in Leeds. There will also be donations to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, the Irish MND Association and the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation plus support for the 4ED campaign to support former Gloucester and Leicester Rugby Union player Ed Slater.