Sinfield reveals route for epic Ultra 7 in 7 challenge
Rugby League legend Kevin Sinfield OBE has revealed the official route for his epic Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge that will see him cover nearly 40 miles per day for seven days before finishing on the pitch at Old Trafford at half time in the men’s Rugby League World Cup Final.
His epic challenges in 2020 and 2021 have already raised over £5 million but now he is set to go even further in 2022 on a week long challenge that will celebrate the awareness raised by three inspirational sporting characters who have done so much to raise the profile of those impacted by the disease.
The Ultra 7 in 7 challenge will support five charities which support people affected by MND, and invest in research to bring us closer to effective treatments and a cure for the disease. The main beneficiaries will be the MND Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity’s appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND in Leeds. However, there will also be donations to MND Scotland, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation plus support for the 4ED campaign to support former Gloucester and Leicester Rugby Union player Ed Slater, who was recently diagnosed with MND.
Day Seven: Bradford City to Old Trafford (Nov 19th)
Depart Valley Parade retracing the route from the end of Friday back into Bradford City Centre before heading down to Centenary Square and heading along Manchester Road. Turn right onto Park Road and Little Horton Lane, travelling past Co-Op Academy Grange on St Enoch’s Way. Continue along Wibsey Park Avenue, Farfield Avenue and Carr House Lane before joining Witchfield Hill (A6036). Follow this road as it becomes Spring Head, Halifax Road and Bradford Road. At the Stump Cross Inn join Godley Lane. On the outskirt of Halifax join the A58 heading towards the town centre. Just after the car garage on the right, turn right onto King Cross Road before joining Rochdale Road and turning left onto Pye Nest Road and Bolton Brow. Follow Wharf Street across the River Calder, which then becomes Rochdale Road, and then Halifax Road (A58). In Ripponden, bear left onto Oldham Road (A672) and stay on, going past Booth Wood Resevoir and under the M62, stopping at the Rams Head Inn. Continue along Oldham Road (A672), becoming Ripponden Road. Continue along here as it passes through Sholver, Moorside and Watersheddings. At the T junction turn right onto Huddersfield Road and then Oldham Way before turning right on off on Prince Street, then left on Roscoe Street and then left on Rhodes Bank. Follow Rhodes Bank to Waterloo Street and take a left until the roundabout, turning right onto Woodstock Street. This becomes Kings Road before turning right on Honeywell Lane. Stay on Honeywell Lane until crossing Ashton Road, crossing to join Hollins Road and immediately right on Crofton Street. Take a left to stay on Crofton Street, before turning right on Hollins Road (A6104) and then a left on Limeside Road. Turn right on to Roman Road until the roundabout where you join Ashton Road. Stay on Ashton Road until you come to the T Junction, where you turn left on to Oldham Road (A62). Turn left onto Mellor Street, before the Morrisons stop. Take a right on Jackson Street, before turning right on Poplar Street and then rejoining the Oldham Road (A62). At the end of the Oldham Road, turn left o to Great Ancoats Street, before turning right onto Newton Street and onto Portland Street (A5103). Turn right up Chancery Lane before cutting through Clarence Street onto Princess Street and then John Dalton Street. Turn left onto Deansgate to arrive at The Box. Continue along Deansgate heading along Chester Road and Bridgewater Way before turning right towards Old Trafford. Continue along Deansgate heading along Chester Road before turning right towards Old Trafford on Sir Matt Busby Way.
We have set up two ways for people to donate during the challenge. If you are able to share these within your friends and colleagues that would be very much appreciated. Online people can donate at https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/kevin-sinfield-ultra-7-in-7-challenge (please note there is no JustGiving page for this event as JustGiving do not allow proceeds to be split amongst multiple charities). You can also share this QR code
We also have a Text to Donate number and people need to text Kevin to 70143 to donate £7.
We have a limited edition range of merchandise has been produced that will be worn by the team during week long challenge. There are two designs of t-shirt and running vests available in association with Oxen Sports. The t-shirts are available in adult sizes, small to 4XL priced £33.99 and junior sizes age 6-14 for £29.99, the running vest is available in the same sizes, priced £31.99 for adults and £27.99 for juniors and can be ordered here now https://bit.ly/3SgLORC