Leeds Rhinos are backing one man’s epic fundraising mission to complete 15 marathons in 15 days.
Bob Bowman, Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s director of operations, will begin his endurance test on May 12 and has set a target of raising £25,000 to help disadvantaged youngsters in Leeds.
The 15 in 15 Challenge is the start of a new partnership between Leeds Rhinos Foundation and youth charity Brathay Trust which will see the two charities work together to help hundreds of young people who are in difficulty turn their lives around.
Initially, Bob will join fellow fundraisers taking on the Brathay 10 in 10 running event, which involves completing 10 marathons over 10 consecutive days around England’s longest lake, Windermere. Although the 10 in 10 has been described as the ‘UK’s ultimate endurance running event’ Bob will keep on his running shoes for another five days to complete an additional five marathons.
Bob, who holds the Queen’s Police Medal, said: “I am really hoping that Rhinos fans and followers of this great club and foundation recognise that at 50 I am really stepping out of my comfort zone and taking on a tough challenge.”
Bob aims to finish his 15 in 15 Challenge at Headingley Carnegie Stadium ahead of the Rhinos’ fixture against Warrington Wolves.
Rhinos captain Danny McGuire said: “Myself and everyone at the club are behind him and we are urging the Rhinos community to dig deep and support him and we look forward to welcoming him back in one piece in time for our game against Warrington.”
To sponsor Bob on his challenge visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bobbowman15epicdays or text BQPM50 to 70070.