Run with the Rhinos is back!

The Leeds Rhinos Foundation's 'Run with the Rhinos' programme is back with a new package offering races for every type of runner and plenty of exciting rewards for fundraisers looking to support the Leeds Rhinos' official charity and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal in 2016.

Over the past decade, the Leeds Rhinos Foundation 'Run with the Rhinos' programme has steadily grown into an all-encompassing distance running package that covers the three major distances across two Yorkshire cities, with over 150 people annually taking up race places to run on behalf of Leeds Rhinos' official charity.

With a number of fundraising packages and incentives for runners looking to raise money for the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and charity partner the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, including organised social gatherings, free fitness sessions and corporate match day hospitality packages to Leeds Rhinos home fixtures during the 2016 season, the Leeds Rhinos Foundation are encouraging everyone to join the Run with the Rhinos community this year.

What races can I sign up for this year?

The Run with the Rhinos teams of staff, fans and players have taken on some of the most popular local races over the past ten years, including the  Leeds 10K, The Yorkshire Marathon and the Leeds Half Marathon in the past and this year will be extending the offer even further.

On top of the usual offering of 100 charity places for the flagship  Leeds 10k event in July, the 2016 package will also include places for the  York 10k event a month later in August.

2016 will also see the Foundation offer a new partnership with alternative running specialists Urban Trail Runner, where fundraising packages will be available for runners wanting to take on an individual 6-8 mile trail run or all three of the Leeds Series routes at Roundhay Park, Middleton Woods and Temple Newsam through the summer months of June, July and August.

For runners looking to go the extra mile, the Leeds Rhinos Foundation will once again be offering charity places for the Leeds Half Marathon in May and the Yorkshire Marathon in October to finish out the year.

Why raise funds for Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Jane's Appeal?

By signing up to run on behalf of 'Run with the Rhinos' all fundraising you do supports the Leeds Rhinos Foundation's many community projects in the community working with primary and secondary schools, community Rugby League clubs and local organisations to change lives through sport.

The Leeds Rhinos Foundation have a 40 strong team of committed individuals trained in educating, inspiring and improving the lives of children and adults through the charity's sport, education, health and arts projects and have grown to become one of the most prominent sports related charities in the country.

This year we will be once again supporting partner charity the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Jane's Appeal was launched in 2002 by Jane and Mike Tomlinson and since then they have raised over £7 million pounds which has helped support children and cancer charities across the country, including Leeds General Infirmary and St Gemma's Hospice.

Be part of the Run with the Rhinos community this year

This year the Leeds Rhinos Foundation want to provide a community feel for our runners and walkers who join the Run with the Rhinos team. As part of the RWTR community you will be able to benefit from monthly emails providing training and advice tips and race information, access to our free runner specific training sessions delivered by professional fitness instructors and invites to our social events to meet up with other runners.

Can I sign up for just one race or do I have to do them all to join the community?

This year as always we are giving runners the chance to sign up for whatever race takes their fancy with a range of packages for people fundraising for on our behalf, but for those looking to test themselves to the max in 2016, we are offering some exciting packages to take part in a combination of races including the Marathon, Half Marathon, two 10k races and three urban trail races.

Although registration fees apply for the Leeds 10KM, York 10KM and Urban Trail Runner series, fundraising is inclusive of registration for the Yorkshire Marathon and Leeds Half Marathon.

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What is on offer for fundraisers this year?

ANY INDIVIDUAL RACE:
(Run For All Leeds 10K, York 10K, Leeds Half Marathon, Urban Trail Runner Roundhay/ Middleton/ Temple Newsam) Entry Fees apply.

Fundraisers raising £100+ receive:

  • 2 X Tickets to a Leeds Rhinos Home Fixture of your choice with Players Bar Entry
  • Invitation to an exclusive end of year Dinner & Social at Trios Leeds with VIP guest speaker
  • Unique #TEAMRHINOS Race Day Shirt


FULL URBAN TRAIL RUNNER LEEDS SERIES. Entry £30 at wwww.urbantrailrunner.co.uk

Fundraisers raising £250+ will receive:

  • All of the above PLUS
  • Bespoke Leeds Rhinos Foundation Fitness Session 'Rhinos Style'
  • Complimentary invitation for runner and guest to Leeds Rhinos Foundation Annual Dinner in 2017
  • Leeds Rhinos Foundation Keepsake Mug


YORKSHIRE MARATHON: Minimum £500 fundraising

  • Free Entry
  • Bespoke Leeds Rhinos Foundation Fitness Session- 'Rhinos Style'
  • Complimentary invitation for runner and guest to Leeds Rhinos Foundation Annual Dinner in 2017
  • Exclusive Leeds Rhinos Foundation Yorkshire Marathon Shirt
  • Corporate Match day invitation for Rhinos Restaurant with guest to Leeds Rhinos Home Fixture in 2017. Players Bar access after match. Pre- match dinner and hosted by Leeds Rhinos Foundation Director of Operations & non-playing player for post-match analysis. Players Bar Access after match.
  • Invitation to an exclusive end of year Dinner & Social at Trios Leeds with VIP guest speaker
  • All £100+ fundraisers are entered into a prize draw to win 2 X Corporate Match day Hospitality Tickets to a Leeds Rhinos Home Fixture. Seated on the Leeds Rhinos Foundation table in Premier Suite to enjoy a pre- match meal, corporate seating and post- match analysis with non- playing player.
  • There will be a special prize awarded to the highest fundraiser of the year, however many races they do.

 

For more details and to see the packages terms and conditions visit www.leedsrhinosfoundation.org or email Jessica.Bowman@leedsrhinosfoundation.org